Via Magazine

One of the many benefits you’ll receive with your AAA membership is a subscription to Via Magazine. Via is the AAA magazine mailed out bi-monthly to AAA members. Each issue contains information on road trips, events, vacations, and food and wine, as well as how to get the most out of your AAA membership. So …

How to prepare the home front for an extended time away

By Maggy Lehmicke Let’s face the facts–when you’re planning a long travel trip, there’s inevitably something you’re going to forget. Maybe it’s toothpaste or travel-size shampoo. Other times it’s something more substantial, such as to make boarding reservations for your dog or renew your passport or an important prescription. Whatever it may be, forgetting something …

The Maine Attraction: Sea kayaking, lobster rolls and breweries a-plenty in Portland, Maine

By Teresa Ristow Pull up a chair on the deck of a weathered wooden pier in Portland, Maine, and listen to the squawks and cries of the thousands of seagulls welcoming you to their historic seaside city. Satisfy your tastebuds with a fresh lobster roll and locally made craft beer while feeling the salty breezes …

Rogue Valley Gold: Oregon Gem Jacksonville Offers History, Culture, and Flavor

By Teresa Ristow Historic gold mining town meets wine country in Jacksonville, a cozy, charming community in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon. Gold mining drew the first residents to Jacksonville in the early 1850s and today those same structures built during the mining boom are home to many of the town’s best restaurants, shops …

All in the Family: The opportunities and delights of multigenerational travel

By Suzanne Johnson Multigenerational travel adds a whole new dimension to a vacation, said Dee Dutoit of Wilsonville, Oregon. As an avid global traveler and a grandmother, Dutoit looks forward to planning an annual vacation with her daughters and their families, including her three grandchildren. For Dutoit, getting away together allows different generations to connect …

College Town Weekend: Corvallis invites for river, farm and campus exploration

By JENNIFER BURNS BRIGHT Long live college days in Corvallis, home of Oregon State University and a historic downtown built on the banks of the Willamette River. If you’re visiting a graduating senior or just enjoying a spring day, there’s plenty to explore on a weekend in this agricultural area in the heart of the …