Via Magazine

July/August 2021
A woman mists the leaves of a tropical houseplant.

11 Tips for Growing Happy Houseplants

Whether you're a new plant parent or your home looks like a jungle, this easy care guide is for you.


Aerial view of tents set up at Kirk Creek Campground in Los Padres National Forest near Big Sur, California.

Take Car Camping to the Next Level

Follow expert tips to choose the best campsite, set up camp, and cook outdoors.

A woman uses Gaia GPS when hiking in the spring.

Best Camping and Hiking Apps to Download

You can never be too prepared! Take these helpful tools along on your next outdoor adventure, whether you’re looking for the perfect campsite or advice on trail safety.

A woman cooks on her camping stove on a picnic table.

4 Hearty Camping Recipes

Refuel with these dishes from Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors by Ray Mears.


A group of  horseback riders from The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort.

Family-Friendly Dude Ranches in the West

Play and relax at these inviting guest ranches in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Seacliff State Beach at sunset.

16 Favorite Beaches in the West

Find your ideal escape along the West Coast, from hidden tropical oases to shorelines perfect for a stroll.

Mendocino glamping tent.

5 Gorgeous Glamping Spots

Get adventurous while indulging your more opulent tastes at these luxury resorts under the stars.


A person clears phishing emails out of their inbox.

6 Ways to Detect a Phishing Email or Text Message

Take simple steps to avoid accidentally falling for the most common online scam.

A couple shop for a car in a car dealership.

How to Negotiate the Best Car Price

Get a favorable deal on a new or used vehicle despite the current shortage.


AAA tow truck picks up a broken down truck.

The Value We Place on Service

The confidence you place in us to be there for you is humbling, and we are up to the task.

AAA Member is helped at AAA Auto Repair Center front desk.

Skip the Line at Your AAA Branch

Secure a future appointment or put yourself in line virtually using the new Branch Scheduler Tool.


A stream cuts through Logan Pass in Montana's Glacier National Park in early summer.

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