Mandy Ferreira

Senior Digital Editor, Via

AAA Members hike through a massive tree trunk in Redwood National and State Parks.

Best Places to See Redwoods

Stand among the giants from Southern Oregon to Central California.
Astoria, Oregon overlook

7 Small Town Escapes Just Outside the City

Want to escape the big city? Head to these small towns for a relaxing weekend getaway in the West.
Audi E-Tron SUV on California's Highway 1.

5 Tips for Electric Vehicle Road Trips

From day trips to cross-country ventures, explore the open road in an EV with these helpful tips.
AAA Members ski with views of Lake Tahoe.

Best Winter Weekend Getaways in the West

From ski towns to tropical beaches, here are the best places to play—and relax—from November to March.
line of traffic on a city road.

When to Use Hand and Turn Signals

Road safety gestures keep drivers, motorcyclists, and cyclists safe—and ticket-free.
Rusted car and abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Bodie, California.

10 Ghost Towns in the West

These historic haunts offer a dust-kissed look back on a bygone era.
a picture of Pando Forest in Utah during fall with golden leaves on the aspens

14 Best Fall Trips in the West

Stunning autumn foliage, mild temperatures, and crowd-free attractions reward fall travelers.
A car drives on a rural road under a 30 mph speed limit sign.

No, It's Not Okay to Drive 5 MPH Over the Speed Limit

Speeding is just as deadly as drunk driving.
Bicyclists ride through an intersection in San Francisco, California.

What Cities Are Doing to Make Roads Safer

Cities across the West are paving the way for safer streets for everyone.
A woman stands in her bright modern kitchen.

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Summer

Stay cool inside while cutting high summer utility bills with these 9 simple steps.
A small car parked at a mountain overlook.

8 Tips for a More Sustainable Road Trip

Reduce the impact and cost of your summer getaway.
A Tesla on a highway outside of Bend, Oregon.

Tips to Improve EV Range

Drive further between each charge.
A car safely goes around a cyclist on a city street.

How to Effectively Communicate on the Road

Here's when to use your horn, hazard lights, and more.
Sustainably wrapped presents under the Christms tree.

How to Reduce Holiday Waste

Start new, sustainable traditions that reduce your impact without minimizing joy.
A peson sits in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate.

8 Tips to Stay Warm and Save Energy This Winter

Reduce your carbon footprint and your bills.