Alpine Wonderland: Find Bavarian Charm in Washington

By Jennifer Burns Bright With a backdrop of snowy mountains and the rushing Wenatchee River, Leavenworth, located about 120 miles east of Seattle along a winding road through the Cascades foothills, promises festive winter vistas. During the holiday season, the town decks its halls—and trees and hedges and inns and shops—with more than a half …

The Alps of America: Sun Valley Offers Stars and Adventure

By Laurie Sammis Sun Valley is where it all began. As the first destination ski resort in the United States, Sun Valley brought glamour to skiing in America. It is where skiing learned to ski—the world’s very first chairlift was invented here in 1936, and you can still see remnants of it on Proctor Mountain. …

Souvenirs of Travel: Simple Ways to Enrich a Journey and Create Lasting Memories

By Melissa Hart My husband and I had been paddling the Siltcoos River Canoe Trail in Oregon without incident for a decade until the day we took our child and our terrier along in our kayaks. We glided past spruce and sand dunes toward the ocean, where seals bobbed in the water and osprey sailed …

Beyond the Par: Mix a Great Game With Mountain Views at Picturesque Golf Resorts

By Maggy Lehmicke Driving into Steamboat Springs, Colorado seemed like driving into the Swiss Alps with the views of rolling hills and valleys dotted with rustic ranches and herds of dairy cows. We rounded a corner 10 miles outside of town and were struck by 180-degree views of Lake Catamount and the infinite evergreens that …

Road Trip Locavore: How to Turn Your Next Vacation Into a Food Lover’s Adventure

By Kelly Clarke When the global pandemic struck, avid travelers Tim Carson and his wife, Marissa Fry, made a big leap: they rented out their California home, converted to remote work schedules and hit the pavement in their Ford F-150 with their two young children. They embarked on an epic, months-long road trip, traveling through …

Color and Coffee: Pair These Leaf-Peeping Destinations With a Cup of Local Coffee This Fall

By Dan Shryock Fallen leaves scent the cool breeze and crackle underfoot. It’s time to do some leaf peeping—otherwise known as viewing colorful fall foliage. Here are five places to enjoy the view, paired with five shops to get a warm drink afterward. The change of color pairs boldly with a warm cup of coffee. …

Chasing the Northern Lights: Adventures in Traveling to See the Alaskan Aurora Borealis

By Matt Wastradowski When my girlfriend and I booked a vacation to see the aurora borealis in Alaska, we figured we’d enjoy dazzling displays every night. We’d booked our trip for mid-March—one of the best times of year to see the northern lights. As long as forecasts were favorable, I assumed the sky would pop …

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 …