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Dana Laverty

Dana is the copy editor and social media guru for Your AAA. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island (go Rams!) with a degree in journalism. She loves embarrassing her preteen daughter, reading, writing, hiking and kickboxing. Fun fact: She once broke her arm at a roller derby clinic.

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5 Ways to Soak Up Burlington’s Good Vibes

Here are some ways to take in all of Burlington’s culture, good eats and charming vibes.

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Animal Magnetism: World’s Top Places to See Animals

Scaly, furry, feathered or finned: Here are our top spots to see critters in their natural habitats.

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Subscription Boxes You’ll Love to Look Forward To

With the proliferation of monthly box subscriptions, we offer this guide for finding the best regular deliveries of food, fun and even toys for your kids.

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The Best Beaches in Rhode Island

Summer in the Ocean State means three things: Del’s lemonade, near-tropical levels of humidity and checking out the best beaches in Rhode Island.

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Exploring the Best Beaches in New England

From Cape Cod to Connecticut, here is a compilation of the best beaches in New England to catch some rays, take a hike or have a picnic.

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5 New York City Secrets

These five magical spots are just waiting to be explored in NYC.

Summer Vacation Vibes

Summer Vacation Vibes

These warm-weather destinations have plenty of opportunities for bonding with family and friends.

How Travel Has Changed During the Pandemic 

Much has changed since March 2020. Our tips will let you know what to expect as you journey back into the (glorious!) world of travel. 

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The Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks Near You

We’ve chosen our favorite outdoor ice skating rinks in the Northeast. Grab your skates and head out for some chilly, heart-thumping fun!

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Holiday Travel Makes a Huge Comeback

AAA predicts crowded roads and skies for the 2021 holiday season, with air travel tripling over 2020. 

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