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 …

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 …