Herd of American Quarter horse ranch horses in the Dryhead area of Montana near Wyoming.

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Two hikers walk through the creek in Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness, West Fork Oak Creek Canyon.

Best Places to Enjoy Fall Color in Arizona

Bask in the season with a day trip or hike.
People eat outside of Pizzeria Bianco and Bar Bianco in Phoenix, Arizona.

A Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

Live music, parks, art, and award-winning food spark the city’s urban core.
A girl picks apples at 24 Carrot Farms in Placerville, California.

Experience a Golden Fall in Gold Country

Where to find liquid gold (wine), golden tickets, and the real deal in California’s Gold Country.
A purple and blue sunset in Saguaro National Park outside of Tucson.

Tucson: The Southwest's Best Affordable Escape

Arizona's second-largest city seduces with stunning scenery, inspiring art, and famed cuisine.
Two hikers scramble on rocks along trail overlooking Sikta sound at sunset.

A Perfect Fall Getaway in Sitka, Alaska

For wildlife and ocean vistas, historical architecture and totem poles, head to this multicultural crossroads in Southeast Alaska.
Exterior of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.

Winchester Mystery House Celebrates 100 Years

After a century of fascinating guests, this one-of-a-kind historic home looks to the future.
Parents are key in keeping teenagers—and the rest of us—safer on the road.

How to Raise a Good Teen Driver

Parents are key in keeping teenagers—and the rest of us—safer on the road.
A deer crosses a highway in Washington.

Are These the Solution to Ending Animal Collisions?

Dedicated wildlife crossings are being built across the West to reduce vehicle collisions with many species.
A AAA tow truck drives through Joshua Tree with a pickup on the back.

How to Safely Pass a Stopped Tow Truck

Remember these four words: slow down, move over.
a close-up of two cars driving on a suburban road

Car Recalls: What You Should Know

Car recalls can be serious. If you’re faced with a safety recall, here’s what to do.
Lost Lake Trail in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming.

7 Best Day Trips for Fall Fun

Skip the summer traffic and crowds with these activity-filled road trips.
Two road-trippers pose under the Extraterrestrial Highway sign in Nevada.

Road Trip on Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway

The truth is out there, possibly on this quiet stretch of State Route 375.
California Highway 99 interchange in the Central Valley.

Great Stops Along California's Quirky Highway 99

Known for its Dust Bowl history, Highway 99 offers travelers a quirky drive down an important road.
Tamales and sides on a plate from Tumerico in Tucson, Arizona.

4 Arizona Road Trips for Food Lovers

From a taco bike tour to a foraged feast, these gastronomic getaways will satisfy your cravings.
The Organ sandstone rock tower seen along Arches Scenic Drive with dramatic storm clouds looming overhead in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.

7 Quiet, Less-Traveled National Park and Preserve Roads

Find unparalleled views without the packed overlooks and unending lines of cars.
Sun peeks over Mount Lemmon in Arizona.

5 Summer Day Trips in Arizona

Cruise to cooler climes with these easy-breezy itineraries.
Sunset at Watchman peak along the Virgin river in Zion National Park, Utah

Visiting Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Fall

Without the summer crowds and heat, southern Utah’s iconic national parks come to life.
Pink sunset at Pinnacles National Park in California.

5 California National Parks Deliver Top Thrills

Hike volcanic terrain, sleep under the stars, and catch condors in flight at these California parks.
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.
A hiker rests along the shore of the Great Salt Lake from Antelope Island State Park in Utah.

8 Must-Visit State Parks in Utah

Skip the national park crowds at these stellar state parks.
A woman installs a new smoke alarm.

Why You Need a Smart Smoke Alarm

These devices watch over your home when you’re away.
A woman holds a cat in front of stacked moving boxes.

How to Move With Pets

Simple steps to help your cat or dog stay calm during a move.
Golden Gate Bridge pedestrian path in San Francisco, California

8 Family-Friendly Hikes Around the West

Don't miss these easy hikes in the Bay Area, Southern California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona.
A group of rafters on the South Fork of the American River in California.

5 Western Whitewater Rafting Trips to Take in the Fall

Paddle some of the best runs this season. Here are 5 whitewater rafting trips you'll love!
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 cruise ship leaving New York City.

4 Best Cruises for the Holidays

Have a memorable holiday season at sea on these cruise lines.
the active tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, San Mateo County, California.

Scenic Outings on the San Mateo County Coast

Venture out to the San Mateo County coast for stunning scenes along Highway 1.
A woman walks with her luggage at a train station outside an airport.

Can Bluetooth Trackers Really Help You Recover Lost or Stolen Items?

Here's why you may want to put a tracker in your checked luggage or inside your car.
A man admires his new white car.

Should You Pay Off Your Auto Loan Early?

Thinking about paying off your car? Here’s what to know first.
Fried chicken sando combo outside at Pretty Bird in Salt Lake City.

Best Restaurants for Comfort Food in the West

AAA Members share their favorite spots for tasty tacos, silky ice cream, hearty breakfasts, and so much more.
Beans and beets at a farmers' market.

Top California Farmers' Markets

Find fresh, locally grown, piquant produce at a farmers' market near you.