How-To Tips & Tricks

AAA's Via Magazine helps you outsmart life's challenges at home and on the road. Browse all our how-to guides on topics including your car, home, and money.

How to Avoid Airline Baggage Fees

Save money on airline bag fees with these 11 tips.

5 Tips for Making Merry on Your Disneyland Holiday

Don’t let Disneyland’s peak-season crowds steal your holiday spirit. These five tips will keep you feeling festive.

7 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Find calm while you prepare for the holidays with this simple checklist.

Should You Freeze Your Credit?

Everyone should freeze their credit to help prevent identity theft, experts say.

When to Use Hand and Turn Signals

Road safety gestures are required in certain conditions to keep drivers, motorcyclists, and cyclists safe—and ticket-free.

10 Winter Festivals Around the West

Fully embrace cold weather cheer with concerts, fireworks, dancing and more.

5 Hidden Gems in Mendocino County, California

Five great reasons to leave the beach and explore inland in Mendocino.

Top Spooky Spots and Ghost Towns

Mystery meets history at 14 places around the West where spirits still wander and strange happenings are the norm.

7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Embrace the spirit of giving by volunteering, donating much needed items, and more.

Favorite Classic Movie Theaters in the West

For a night at the pictures, try one of these beloved theaters.

Portland's Northwest District

Authentic Portland culture flourishes north of Burnside with theater, dance, fine crafts, and soulful international eats.

4 Affordable Tropical Vacations Outside the U.S.

These four tropical destinations deliver all the natural beauty, creature comforts, and quality beach time you could want.