Via Magazine

May/June 2021
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Welcome to Our New Digital Edition!

Take a video tour of Via's evolution to an all-new, all-digital format and see what's to come in future issues. From AAA Member highlights and practical tips on things to do and places to visit, Via is your online guide to life in the West.


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10 Ways to Refresh Your Backyard

These transformations will inspire you to overhaul your outdoor space.


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Wandering the Wilds of Home

A travel writer and her family explore Santa Cruz County as they would a foreign land.

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18 Favorite Farmers' Markets in the West

Where to find organically grown veggies, bowls of steaming ramen, and friendly local vendors.

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Backyard Postcard

AAA Member Tom Fragala created a backyard movie theater at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.


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A Beginner's Guide to Car Maintenance

Basic things every car owner should know, and when it’s time to call in a pro.


AAA Members move into their new home

5 Tips to Buying a Home in a Hot Market

Make a winning offer on your dream house or condo.

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How to Keep Your Credit Card Safe at the Pump

The next time you pull into a gas station, think twice about how you pay for fuel.

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When Identity Theft Hits Close to Home

AAA has your back in combating cybercrime.


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What's Your Favorite Beach in the West?

Tell us where you love to go—and why—for the next issue of Via.