Putting the B.R.A.K.E.S. on Teen Deaths

Memorial Day begins the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, the period when teen crash deaths historically climb. During this time, the average number of deaths from car crashes involving teen drivers, ages 16-19, increases by 16 percent per day compared to other days of the year.  One North Carolina organization dedicated to this issue […]

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Editor’s Escape: Grab Your Girlfriends and Get to Asheville! 

Editor's Escape  Life is busy. It’s often difficult to carve out time in our schedules for fun with friends. My tribe and I make a point to meet often for dinner, but I relish our once-a-year weekend getaways. We visit Asheville often separately, but rarely get to experience it together. It’s the perfect place for […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

The Mountains are Calling

Mountain Magic Wherever you go in the Carolinas you’ll find yourself surrounded by a landscape almost too lovely for words. In the mountains this is especially true. Views of ridges and peaks marching to the horizon; the crenelated shape of the land; the trees — emerald green, blazing with fall color or bright with spring […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Head Over Hills

Weekend Mountain Drives You'll Flip Over Clear air, waterfalls tucked within Eden-like forests, lively small town main streets — there’s plenty of lure in the mountains of the Carolinas. Not sure where to start? Here are a few destinations in each state to consider as you plan your escape to the mountains. Seneca and Walhalla, […]

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301 Endless Yard Sale

Miles of flea market finds for all kinds of pickers If you believe one person’s trash is another’s treasure, find your gem at the 301 Endless Yard Sale. The sale begins about ten miles south of the Virginia-North Carolina state line and extends for 100 miles. The yard sale spreads through Johnston, Halifax, Wilson, Harnett […]

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Category: Go Magazine

Road Tripping with Rover

Sometimes it’s hard to leave our fur babies at home when we vacation. Thankfully, with so many pet-friendly cities in the Southeast, you can bring Fluffy with you.* Check out The AAA PetBook for a more comprehensive list. Outer Banks, North Carolina Play: These barrier islands span some 130 miles off the North Carolina coast […]

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Category: Canada, World

Get a Fresh Perspective in the Canadian Rockies

Mountain landscapes that seem to embrace you, friendly locals who make you feel welcome, and a roster of unique outdoor activities for any skill level make Canada’s Banff/Lake Louise and Whistler regions legendary. The temperate weather of summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors here before winter sets in. So what are […]

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Category: Asia & Africa, World

Taming the Mighty Mekong

Running 2,700 miles, the Mekong River is the longest in Southeast Asia and the 12th longest in the world, flowing from the southeastern Qinghai province in China all the way to the South China Sea just outside of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). So much sediment is carried by the Mekong (about one billion […]

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