Category: Traffic Safety

Safety Patrollers of the Year

On April 13, AAA Carolinas awarded two outstanding Safety Patrollers of the Year prior to the Charlotte Bobcats NBA game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Banks Wright, a fifth grader at Ebinport Elementary School in Rock Hill, SC, is the SC Safety Patroller of the Year and Carsen Masterton, a fifth grader at Bethel Elementary School […]

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Category: Car Reviews

2016 Toyota Avalon Continues as Flagship Sedan

Avalon is Toyota’s flagship sedan and while it hasn’t changed significantly since a 2013 major overhaul, it still remains a comfortable full-size sedan with smooth acceleration and an elegant looking cabin. For those addicted to the Japanese automaker, the Avalon is often compared with the company’s Lexus ES350, which costs several thousand dollars more and […]

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Category: Car Reviews

2016 VW Passat Receives Style Tweaks and Tech Upgrade

The 2016 gasoline-powered Passat received stylistic changes inside and out this year along with a vastly improved infotainment system with upgrade options and standard safety features in some trims. Our test drive was a new sporty trim, the R-line. Gone is any diesel version as Volkswagen struggles with its emission scandal for diesel powered VWs […]

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Category: Car Reviews

2016 Subaru WRX Adds Safety, Media Upgrades

After a full makeover last year, Subaru’s iconic WRX five passenger, four-door sedan – laced with racing DNA – adds for 2016 the company’s vaunted EyeSight safety package as an option along with upgraded media integration. The WRX remains one of those cars that whips around curves using all-wheel-drive all the time (Subaru’s marketing mantra), […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

Medicare 101

Let AAA help you make sense of your Medicare options by attending a AAA-sponsored “Medicare 101” educational meeting. Medicare does not cover 100 percent of your health care costs. Additional coverage can help prevent substantial out-of-pocket costs if you become ill or require surgery. Find a solution that best suits you. Join a “Medicare 101” […]

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Category: Carolinas

New at the Zoo: Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo Unveils a Slew of Exhibits, Experiences and Events

Just in time for summer, things just got a little wilder at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden in Columbia, South Carolina as the park completes Destination Riverbanks, a multi-year, $36 million expansion and development project that brings new animals, adventures and fun to the zoo. New Animals and Habitats With the opening of Sea Lion […]

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Category: US

A Day on the Bay

Catching Memories with Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters Fishing has always been a family affair for Captain Robert Betti. When he was eight years old Betti caught the fishing bug while spending the summer hanging out with his buddy Bill McDermot down in Cummaquid, Massachusetts and surfcasting on the beach with Bill’s grandfather. A couple […]

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Category: Carolinas

Extreme Travel

Carolina Excursions That Give You a Rush! Adventure travel isn’t just for hard-core adrenaline junkies anymore. There’s a difference between touring a destination and experiencing it, and a growing number of travelers prefer the latter. From mountain river adventures to coastal excursions, here are some exhilarating ways for thrill seekers to experience the Carolinas, the […]

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