Editor’s Escape: Greenville Getaway

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 Traveler and […]

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Editor’s Escape: Charlotte Staycation

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 close to home is such a great idea. Here are a few ideas to help you plan a Charlotte Staycation! Mastering the Charlotte Staycation Recently, we enjoyed a mini vacation in […]

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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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Lighting Hanukkah Candles celebration
Category: Carolinas, US

Let the Lights Burn for Hanukkah

The eight-day Hanukkah celebration brings together the Jewish community with events throughout the Southeast. In community centers, houses of worship and public squares throughout the Southeast, Hanukkah celebrations this year take place in early December. The eight-day Festival of Lights begins this year at sundown on Dec. 2 and continues until nightfall on Dec. 10. […]

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Category: Carolinas

Member Spotlight: Marcus Hamilton – From Doodles to ‘Dennis the Menace’

Whether building his career or reimagining it, illustrator and AAA member Marcus Hamilton is the epitome of perseverance. Marcus Hamilton discovered his passion for art early. “I’ve been drawing since I was about 6 years old,” he explains. “My mother would bring a notepad and pencil to church every week to keep me quiet. Walt […]

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Go Explore Gaston County, N.C.

Established in 1846, Gaston County is named for William Gaston, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Originally inhabited by Cherokee and Catawba tribes, the area drew European settlers in the 1750s. An industrial boom in the mid-1800s led to the construction of cotton mills and […]

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Richard Petty

Home is where the heart is for this legendary racer. They call him “The King.” His crown is his trademark Charlie 1 Horse wool cowboy hat. And with his genuine and approachable demeanor, he holds court wherever he goes.  As the most decorated driver in NASCAR history with 200 race wins that spanned three decades, […]

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