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Marisa Perjatel

Marisa is the content manager for AAA Northeast. She’s been writing and editing for more than a decade, including eight years at AAA. You can say she’s Your AAA Network’s biggest fan. Here, she’s covered everything from insurance to the region’s top restaurants. A native Long Islander, she’s always in search of fun new day trips and drives in and around New York, often guided by the next best place to eat.

Articles by Marisa Perjatel

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Nearby Dinosaur Attractions for Kids

Take your family on a trip millions of years back in time via these Northeast dinosaur attractions.

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Dealing With Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can be dangerous to our health, homes, cars and pets. Avoid the risks with these tips.

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Types of Small Business Insurance: An Overview

Different types of businesses call for different types of business insurance. Use this guide to get to know your options.


Understanding Umbrella Insurance

An umbrella insurance policy provides protection above and beyond auto and homeowners coverage.

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What to Know About the AAA Defensive Driving Course

Looking to refresh your driving skills? Learn more about AAA’s in-person and online driver improvement classes.

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Don’t Rock the Boat: Boat Safety Tips

Enjoy your days out on the water responsibly. Protect yourself, your passengers and your boat with these boating and insurance tips.

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Spring Motorcycle Maintenance Checklist

Get your motor running! Before the long-awaited first ride of the season, make sure your bike is ready for the road.

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What Is GAP Insurance?

If you’re in the market for a new car, you may want to consider GAP insurance. Learn more about this optional coverage and how it could save you money.

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RV Safety and Insurance Tips

You can live the nomadic life of your dreams in an RV, but always put safety first.

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Heart and Soul: Northeast Soul Food Restaurants

Good soul food tastes like a hug feels. Discover culture, tradition and love at these acclaimed institutions.

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