What’s an Alternator?

Your car relies on a device known as an alternator to charge the battery and power the car's electrical system when the engine is running. In years past, automobiles used generators to charge the battery and power the electrical system. With advanded technology, alternators are now the standard and provide enough current to power lights, […]

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The Lowdown on Luaus

If you are thinking about planning a trip to Hawaii, your trip would not be complete without experiencing a luau. In Hawaiian, the word luau means "feast," and it traditionally marks a happy event such as a birth, graduation, or wedding. A luau typically includes a buffet dinner, drinks, and a Polynesian dance and music show. AAA […]

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Stargazing in the Carolinas: Top 5 Places to Watch the Night Sky

Whether you grew up in the Carolinas or are new to the area, these two states are home to incredible scenic landscapes where you can enjoy the beauty of the night sky. With busier schedules and city lights, it's easy to forget the natural allure and wonder of the stars. So this year, celebrate International Astronomy […]

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Is the Free Dining Offer at Walt Disney World Really a Deal?

Disney just announced its perennially popular Free Dining Offer for Walt Disney World. The Free Dining offer generates lots of headlines – and why not? – it’s free food! But, is it really the best deal for you? Let’s take a deeper dive to determine the pros and cons of this attention-grabbing deal. Free Dining […]

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Springtime Lawn Maintenance Tips

Arbor Day is April 28th, and April is National Lawn and Garden Month. It's no coincidence that you begin to smell the spring flowers and hear the soft buzz of mowers filling the air around this time of year. According to the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, U.S. homeowners spend about $6.4 billion a year on […]

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Top 5 Airports that AREN’T Terrible for a Layover

Traveling can be an exhausting experience.  Often our trips include a long layover that can feel like an eternity.  Luckily, there are some airports that make waiting enjoyable.  Check out these 5 top-notch airports that make spending a few hours waiting for your flight a surprisingly pleasant experience.    The Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in Texas (DFW) has fantastic shopping […]

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Introuducing TapuTapu Wearable

Universal Orlando Resort™ is introducing their third theme park, Volcano Bay™, May 25, 2017! A new technology will be revealed, designed exclusively for Volcano Bay, the TapuTapu™ wearable.  The TapuTapu™ wearable, will allow guests to access to TapTu Play experiences and Virtual Lines, which means no more standing in long lines and no more carrying […]

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Old North Carolinas Gems: Part IV

Here at AAA, we love our local mom and pop establishments. You don't have to go to a museum to learn about our small-town history. Check out these old North Carolina gems to learn about our state's colorful past:   Just taste their famous pimento cheese or chicken salad, and you will know why Conrad […]

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