Dan Miller

Contributing Writer, Via

Dan is Via's former executive editor, and he lives in Berkeley, CA. His favorite road in the West is US 395.


shingled house exterior with exterior and interior security lights on

How to Secure Your Home

Want to protect your house from intruders? Here are 16 ways to do it.
An airplane drops fire retardant on a wildifre in California.

How to Prepare to Evacuate Due to Wildfire

Get everything in order with this checklist so you can leave quickly and safely.
A Waymo driverless vehicle stops at an intersection with a school bus.

Teaching Kids About Self-Driving Vehicles

AAA and its partners are ready to teach kids about driverless vehicles.
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Southern Food Takes Over the West

Chefs across the West are dishing up delicious stick-to-your-ribs fare.
A visitor inside Black Chasm Cavern in the small Gold Rush Town of Volcano, California.

Volcano, California: Gold Country Hamlet with History

The town of Volcano may be tiny, but it’s big on appeal for Gold Country weekenders.
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Detouring Off I-5 in Dunsmuir, California

Instead of driving through Dunsmuir, California, pull over and get to know this lovely small town.
Seven Magic Mountains, Ugo Rondinone, Nevada desert, picture

Desert Art: Outdoor Sculpture of the Southwest

Visit these incredible pieces of art in the always inspiring Southwestern desert.