Category: Carolinas, US

Dining Reinvented: 4 Southern Food Halls Worth the Drive

  Go Magazine Online Exclusive The growing national interest in food halls has hit the South in a big way. With several notable food halls and markets open in Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee, the Carolinas are set to join the party with the imminent opening of food halls in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., (and more […]

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Plant-Based Paradise in the Carolinas

Go Magazine Online Exclusive From misty blue-tinged mountains to soothing, sandy coastlines, the Carolinas boast no shortage of appealing attractions — not the least of which are culinary charms like world-famous BBQ and Southern-style cuisine. But beyond pulled pork and fresh-catch seafood, the region has become a surprising haven for all things plant-based. Notable veg-strong […]

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Category: US

Walk This Way

Two Southeast Virginia food & drink trails you can easily explore in one trip! The Virginia Oyster Trail Humans were devouring oysters long before 18th-century satirist Jonathan Swift uttered his oft-quoted oyster observation. Explorers often found oyster mounds left by Native Americans, who ate them by the bushel hundreds of years before Captain John Smith […]

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Brewed Awakenings: Craft Drafts in the Carolinas

With the brewery count in the United States eclipsing 6,000 and no glimpse of a slowdown, it’s a wonder how any brewery can differentiate itself from those located across the street or across town. However, advances in the brewing process, a quest to revitalize forgotten beer styles, and the general community feel of a brewery […]

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Member Spotlight: Cloister Honey

AAA Member Spotlight It all began over 11 years ago when Joanne de la Rionda gave her husband, Randall York, a beehive for Christmas. “She’s really good about getting people unique things and I’ve always been nerdy and enjoy keeping things alive,” explains Randall.  He quickly signed up for a three-month long beekeeping class through […]

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Best Buys on Bags 

Stop by your local AAA Travel office  to see our new collection of anti-theft travel bags from Travelon.   Heritage Anti-Theft Backpack — Roomy main compartment with padded laptop sleeve, two lockable front pockets and a mesh pocket for a water bottle. Member price: $79.99 (Suggested retail: $110)               Heritage […]

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The New South: Cuisine, Hospitality and Table 301

When AAA Premier Member, Carl Sobocinski, speaks, everyone listens. As founder and owner of Table 301, the 10-restaurant group that’s a juggernaut in the Greenville, S.C., culinary scene, he’s earned this respect. But while others in his position may allow ego to reign, Sobocinski does not; with him it’s easy conversation, quick smiles and warm, […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Grapes and Tastes

Asheville and Savannah are among the most popular travel destinations in the United States, according to Southern Living magazine and Forbes magazine. In fact, Forbes placed Asheville among the top travel destinations in the world in its “18 Top Destinations of 2018” list. Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, and Savannah, […]

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