Laurie Isola

Contributing Writer, Via

Laurie Isola is a writer and editor who has worked as a digital producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting and SFGate.com, a travel writer for Rough Guides, an editor and contributor at Via magazine, and a desk editor and reporter at a regional news wire in the San Francisco Bay Area. To mix things up, she co-owned and operated Germany’s first tacowagen in Berlin.


18 Things to Do Before Baby Is Born

18 Things to Do Before Baby Is Born

Practical prep essentials to get your house and life in order before you welcome a new baby.
Things to Do in Albany, Oregon

Things to Do in Albany, Oregon

In one of the Willamette Valley's oldest towns, explore history, good eats, and a restored carousel.
Get to Know Berkeley, California on These 3 Walking Tours

Get to Know Berkeley, California on These 3 Walking Tours

Three walks lead to great eats, beautiful vistas, and lovable oddities.
Baker City, Oregon Weekend Getaway

Baker City, Oregon Weekend Getaway

Discover Old West history, high-desert scenery, and a four-foot-tall salt lick in eastern Oregon.
A Weekend in Dayton, Oregon

A Weekend in Dayton, Oregon

Once a busy river port, this sweet Willamette Valley town is also where Oregon's pinot craze began.
How to Plan an Active Vacation

How to Plan an Active Vacation

Research, plan ahead, pack lightweight gear, and have AAA help build a travel package to suit you.
Rancho del Oso: Santa Cruz Coastal Oasis

Rancho del Oso: Santa Cruz Coastal Oasis

Find a wealth of beauty off Highway 1 near Santa Cruz.
Okanagan Valley, B.C.: A Food Epicenter

Okanagan Valley, B.C.: A Food Epicenter

British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is a stellar foodie destination. Here are five delicious stops.
7 Aerial Tram Rides in the West

7 Aerial Tram Rides in the West

These aerial gondolas and trams offer a new perspective on destinations in the West.