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January/February 2023
Mt. Moran overlooks a winding road in Wyoming's Teton National Park.

16 Road Trips to Take in 2023

With so many options of places to visit throughout the West, it’s hard to decide where to begin. Here are 16 road trips for epic outings in every season, from wildflower sightings in Arizona to foggy forest hikes in Northern California. 

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Don’t Believe These 10 Money Myths

Is it always better to buy instead of rent? Are student loans good debt? Financial decisions are complicated. Yet many people follow one-size-fits-all advice they learned from family members, the internet, or infomercials. Here are 10 financial myths that are either outdated, overrated, not always true, or flat-out wrong.

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Members' Favorite Romantic Restaurants in the West

Enjoy an intimate dinner with your loved one at these spots with stunning views, delicious fare, and maybe even a ghost.

Elephant seals on the beach at Ano Nuevo State Park  in San Mateo County, California.

Day in Park: Año Nuevo State Park

On a rocky point overlooking the Pacific Ocean, about 55 miles south of San Francisco, Año Nuevo State Park offers miles of sandy beaches and wonderfully windswept hikes.

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Decluttering? Here's How to Responsibly Get Rid of Your Stuff

Kick off the new year with a declutter project that’s sure to make your home feel refreshed and renewed. Let’s demystify what it takes to effectively spruce up your space and where to take hard to get rid of items, such as old electronics, tires, and more.

Modern automated smart home from the outside.

6 Smart Home Features That Save Money

There is a dizzying array of smart home devices available to homeowners and renters that can make your life more practical and enable you to better control what's going on in your space. Along with that peace of mind, smart devices may also save you money. Here are the features to look for and how to keep your devices safe.

A couple sign a document with a notary.

What is a Notary and When do You Need One?

Consumers who need to get an important document notarized have a growing number of options, thanks in part to the internet. But making the right choice can be confusing, especially when you’re feeling stressed about why you need a notary in the first place.

A small SUV drives on a plowed road in Iceland.

President's Letter: The Road Ahead in 2023

The new year is underway with lots of promise and more opportunities for you to safely hit the road and experience what you love about the West. As you prepare to do so, know that AAA is here to help should the need arise, especially when inclement weather hits.

Horses roam through Arizona's Monument Valley on a winter's day.

Wild and Free

Where in the West do horses run free among sand, sage, and epic sandstone buttes? 

Hint: Horses have been revered for centuries by the Navajo, who manage this iconic, often-photographed park. Today, thousands of wild horses roam Navajo Nation lands, and how to manage the burgeoning population is an ongoing debate. What’s not debatable: The majesty and power of these stunning creatures.

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