About the Author

Cassandra Raposo

Cassandra has been a writer for Your AAA since 2017. She writes mostly Lifestyle content, but will dabble in other topics here and there. Cassandra graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree in English and a concentration in writing, rhetoric and communication. When she’s not writing, you can likely find her singing in the car or petting a dog somewhere.

Articles by Cassandra Raposo

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A Diamond Guide to Gourmet Utensils

If you’re heading out to eat at a high-end restaurant for the first time, be prepared to find some unfamiliar utensils on your table. The standard fork, knife and spoon just won’t cut it (pun intended) during multi-course meals. Here are some utensils you may find while dining at Coast, the AAA Four Diamond Rated

Teaching Young Drivers the Rules of the Road

AAA driving instructors point out the most common mistakes that new drivers make and how to avoid them. Joining locations throughout the Northeast, AAA’s newest driving school is opening in Garden City, N.Y., on August 13.

Breakfast table at Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island

Table Talk: How to Set a Diamond Table

Restaurant leaders and waitstaff from AAA Diamond Rated restaurants share their secrets to setting the perfect table.

A man who appears to be exercising at the beach.

Protect Yourself From Heat Exhaustion

This summer, as the temperatures rise, be sure to pay attention to what your body is telling you.

Fresh Ideas for Preparing Your Garden-Grown Tomatoes

A summer garden staple like tomatoes can be used in so many ways other than just tossed in a salad. We reached out to AAA Diamond Rated restaurants for ideas.

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Interior Furnishing Ideas to Brighten Up Your Living Space

A darkened room is perfect for bedtime, but not so much for daytime. Here are some interior furnishing ideas to help you let the light in.

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You’ll Want to Rent a Luxury Car for These Road Trips

Ride in top-notch style on your next road trip. Here’s how to rent a luxury car and where you should go in one.

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Show Mom a Brunch of Love With AAA Diamond Rated Recipes

Brunch is a versatile meal that satisfies many a palate. So why not celebrate Mother’s Day with a AAA Diamond Rated dish?

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Meal Ideas to Boost Colon Health

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. For colon health, Dr. Isabelle von Althen-Dagum, a gastroenterologist at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y., recommends a diet high in fish, vegetables and fruits. To foster a colon-healthy diet at home, try these simple meal ideas from von Althen-Dagum. Keep the health kick going

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What’s New in Interior Design: The 1970s

Picture it: You come home to find Dad watching TV in the living room, flipping between “MASH” and the latest Watergate report on the evening news. You hear the soulful sound of Marvin Gaye on the radio and follow it to find Mom making Jiffy Pop in her avocado-green kitchen, counters and appliances alike splashed