Category: Carolinas, US

Still Rolling After 200 Years

Yes, it was 1819 when roller skates officially came to be, paving the way for lots of bruised body parts, spilled drinks at drive-in burger joints and romantic 14-year-old nights under a disco ball at the local skating rink. The Dutch are credited with starting this phenomenon, wanting to expand their winter passion for ice […]

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Category: Carolinas, Travel, US

2019 AAA Road Trip Challenge

The South boasts a wealth of lesser traveled, but interesting road trip opportunities. Here’s our Top 10 spots for 2019 and we challenge you to visit them! Go to a few or hit them all and you could win a free 3-night hotel stay from Best Western and a free car rental from Hertz! See […]

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Diamond Spotlight: Kimpton Tryon Park

Ideally situated in uptown Charlotte, this upscale boutique hotel overlooks Romare Bearden Park and provides sweeping views of the Queen City. The hotel’s location provides easy access to local venues like the Levine Museum of the New South, NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Epicentre. Each of the 217 guestrooms is dressed in rich hues […]

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Member Spotlight: Gregg Russell

Gregg Russell, singer, songwriter, actor It was 1976 and nearly graduation for Gregg Russell. He’d been working at Disney World during weekends when a talent agent reached out to gauge his interest in a two-week singing gig on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Forty-two summers later, you’ll find him still entertaining crowds of families under […]

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Greenville Getaway

Editor's Escape One of the advantages to living in the Carolinas is having so many great spots to explore on a quick weekend road trip. If Greenville, South Carolina, isn’t already on your “to go” list, you should definitely add it. Consistently earning those this-city-is-all-that-and-more accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic […]

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Charlotte Staycation

Editor's Escape Everyone needs a break every now and then, but it’s not always easy to make time for an out-of-town adventure. That’s why a getaway at home is such a great idea.  Recently, we enjoyed a mini vacation in the Queen City. Our home base for the weekend was the AAA Four Diamond Kimpton […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Making Magic at the Biltmore Estate Christmas

White bankers boxes, some tattered, others torn, are stacked in various closets and other available storage nooks in America’s largest home. They don’t seem special, but these boxes contain Christmas magic. A young woman sits on the floor, fluffing bows and examining ornaments. Cranberry sprigs and gilded magnolia leaves are spread out on the floor […]

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Category: Carolinas

Discover a New Whimsical, Wild, or Weird Museum!

The Carolinas are replete with a variety of popular museums that showcase art, history, culture and other fascinating subjects. However, you may not be aware of the many lesser-known, weird museums worth a visit. Here are five you might want to add to your list of road trip destinations. Weird Museums Found in the Carolinas […]

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