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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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Is It Time for a Digital Detox?

Prying yourself away from technology is hard. Cut back on screen time with these simple tips.

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Northeast Foliage Views by Land, Sea and Air

Venture from behind the windshield and explore the many different vantage points for fall views in our region.

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Top Hikes in the Northeast for All Ages and Abilities

The terrain of the Northeast region provides many opportunities for a good hike. Here are our top picks for hikes in the Northeast.

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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.

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.

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