Via Magazine

November/December 2021
A woman loads hiking poles into the back of her Nissan Leaf EV.

Are Electric Vehicles Built for Road Trips?

As fast-charging stations fill in service gaps, long treks are getting easier and more fun. Just ask these drivers.


Telsa charging in Hendy State Park in California.

Best Charging Stations in California and Nevada

These six exceptional charging stations won’t leave you itching to get back in the car. Plug-in and enjoy a meal, hike, or overnight stay.

Fall colors in the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Scenic EV Road Trip Routes in Oregon and Idaho

These scenic routes in the Pacific Northwest include delightful stops for all ages as well as ample opportunities to recharge.

Route 66 through Oatman, Arizona.

Route 66 Road Trip

The spirit of Route 66 is still alive and kicking, if you know where to look for it.

Electric vehicle drives through the Chandelier Tree in  in Leggett, California.

Highway 101 Redwood Road Trip

Cruise north of San Francisco for a glimpse of a more rugged California.


A package left outside on the porch.

How to Prevent Package Theft

Try these tactics to ensure that packages make it inside their destination, whether it’s your home or a loved one’s.

A person holds of mug of hot coffee.

13 Things to Do to Welcome Winter

'Tis the season for snow-filled outdoor adventures and holiday cheer.

A woman opens an online shopping purchase.

What You Should Know About 'Buy Now, Pay Later'

Is it safe to use installment plans when shopping?


Sculptures on the bank of the Truckee River in downtown Reno, Nevada.

Reno, Nevada: Explore the Biggest Little City in the World

Once recognized only for its casinos, the city has evolved into a true hotspot

A person browses the outdoor shelves at Bart’s Books in Ojai, California.

Members' Favorite Bookstores in the West

Grab a coffee and settle among the shelves of these readers’ delights.


AAA employees outside of a local branch.

President's Letter: A Look Back, a Look Ahead

As we look forward to 2022, we see opportunities to build on the momentum we have achieved this year.


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

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