Fire Wave in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.

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Insights and advice from AAA.
Glamping tent at Mendocino Grove in Mendocino, California.

5 Glamping Destinations in the West

Get adventurous while indulging your more opulent tastes at these luxury resorts under the stars.
The view of the Pacific Ocean from the Dillon Beach Resort in Bodega Bay, California.

5 Affordable Beach Vacation Spots in the West

From quiet hideaways to pristine sandy stretches, these less-crowded destinations have something for everyone.
Spirit Island on a sunny day in Maligne Lake Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.

8 Must-Visit National Parks in Western Canada

From turquoise waters to roaming bison, experience the country’s grand beauty and diverse ecosystems at these parks.
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex lit up at night

City Guide: What to Do and Eat in Alameda, CA

Discover the best things to see, eat, and do in Alameda.
Downtown Sausalito on a sunny day

No-Car-Necessary Trips From San Francisco

Leave your car at home and take other modes of transportation from San Francisco to see local sites.
A sailboat at sunrise on Flathead Lake near Kalispell, MT.

Spring Mountain Getaway in Kalispell, Montana

For a taste of the Old West—and an easy gateway to Glacier National Park—head to northwest Montana.
two women in parked car looking at mobile device

How to Be a Good Passenger

Help ensure a smooth trip by calmly monitoring the environment and responsibly navigating.
A woman rides in the front passenger seat of a Jeep with the air conditioning on.

How to Get The Most Out of Your Car’s A/C

Stay comfortable while reducing impact on your fuel economy.
African American couple stand in front of a classic car along the bluffs at sunset

How Much Car Can I Afford?

Determine your budget and stick to it with these handy tips.
Gig car overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area

Get In and Go With Gig Car Share

It's easy to get around the Bay Area thanks to Gig, the car-sharing service from AAA.
Hikers on a boardwalk in Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park on Victoria Island.

3-Day Road Trip on Vancouver Island, B.C.

From Victoria to Tofino, explore the best the island has to offer.
Views of Mount Shasta from Heart Lake

Driving California's Trinity Scenic Byway

This gorgeous route was dubbed "From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast."
highway 1 running alongside a beach near Half Moon Bay, California

Scenic Coastal Drives from Destination Cities

Leave the city behind for a day of natural beauty and scenic splendor.
Paddle boarders on the tree-lined Russian River near Johnson's Beach.

Road-Trip Along Sonoma County’s Russian River

Explore the region’s small hamlets and roadhouses, each with beach-town vibes and sandy stretches.
A man hikes past the Harding Icefield with the Nunatak peaks in the background in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Road Trip Under Alaska's Midnight Sun

Drive a loop on the Kenai Peninsula from Anchorage to Homer on a weeklong trip.
Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon at sunset.

10 Scenic Drives in the West

Answer the call of the open road with trips to see rivers, craggy coasts, and mountain passes.
A group of friends camp on Second Beach in Olympic National Park, Washington.

9 Best Beach Campgrounds in the West

Fall asleep to the sound of waves and wake up to an ocean oasis.
rock monolith looms over Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming

Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming

See it up close on the interactive trail network for kids and families.
a woman walks on the bluff at California's Salt Point State Park.

8 Best State Park Campgrounds in the West

Pop up your tent or park your RV at these top spots, from oceanfront to under the forest canopy.
Turtle Rock in Vedauwoo Recreation Area, near Laramie, Wyoming.

12 Spots to Hike Without the Crowds

Go at your own pace on these calmer, less-traveled routes.
a modern white house with a turquoise pool.

8 Tips to Make Your Pool More Efficient

Save energy, water, and chemicals while keeping your swimming pool clean and inviting.
a contemporary, two-story house lit up at dusk

7 Facts Every Homeowner Should Know About Insurance

From laptops to swimming pools, AAA shares seven important facts about what your policy covers.
a hiker watches the sunset at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

8 Fun Things to Do in Arizona This Summer

Escape the heat with these cool, unique outdoor activities.
a canoe on Montana’s Wade Lake

Quiet Places to Paddle or Hike

Eight rivers and lakes beckon travelers to hike, paddle, and soak in the serenity.
roller coaster riders holding on tight at Legoland

Hop on the Newest Theme Park Attractions This Summer

Get to know the latest rides, shows, and more.
Ripe orange-pink apricots on the tree at Gilcrease Orchard.

7 Favorite U-Pick Farms in the West

Make a detour to these Members’ favorite destinations to harvest your own produce.
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.
A woman reviews her credit report on her computer.

How to Read a Credit Report Line by Line

Make a habit of regularly checking your credit report to ensure every detail is accurate.
an overhead view of Thai dishes at kin khao, San Francisco

11 Great San Francisco Neighborhood Restaurants

From casual to upscale, these are some of the best local spots to eat in San Francisco.
Dole Whip from Tropical Hideaway at Disneyland Resort.

12 Best Snacks at Disneyland

From salty popcorn to a refreshing Dole Whip, there’s something for every mood and craving.