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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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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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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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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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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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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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Northeast Landscaping and Gardening Tips

Landscaping and gardening is something you can enjoy all year in the Northeast. Learn how.

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The Best News Podcasts for Your Commute

Looking for ways to make your commute a little more interesting? Get the news when you want it with these amazing podcasts.

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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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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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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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