Go Explore: Pilot Mountain, N.C.
By Kristy Tolley If you’re familiar with The Andy Griffith Show, you’ll likely recall the mention of nearby city, Mount Pilot. Many speculate that the name was inspired by Pilot Mountain, which is located near Andy Griffith’s real-life hometown of Mount Airy. A visit to Pilot Mountain will reveal a charming blend of outdoor adventure, […]Read more
Park at The Parking Spot and Save
Summer travel is a little sweeter with exclusive AAA Member discounts from The Parking Spot. Members receive 20 percent off airport parking. AAA Members also receive free reservations, an additional savings of $4.95. The country’s largest near-airport parking operator, The Parking Spot provides 70,000 parking spaces for patrons of 22 airports through its 38 locations. […]Read more
5 Ways AAA Insurance is Here for You!
You trust AAA for emergency roadside assistance, but AAA can protect you off the road, too! 1. We’re with you…always: Whether you’re a new homeowner needing a great homeowners insurance rate or are expecting a baby and need to adjust your life insurance policy, AAA Insurance is here for you. 2. 24-hour claims service: Whether […]Read more
Diamond Spotlight: Rosemary Inn, North Augusta, S.C.
Rich in history, the Rosemary Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast set inside a gorgeous mansion in North Augusta, South Carolina. Built in 1902 by the city’s founding father James U. Jackson, the inn is named for the stunning rosemary pine paneling you’ll see throughout the ceilings and walls of the property. Overlooking the […]Read more
Top 5 Fluid Checks for Summer Travel
When it comes to properly maintaining your auto, don’t forget to check the fluids. Here are three you should change regularly — especially before summer travel. 1. Engine oil lubricates the engine and absorbs heat, enabling the internal parts to work together. It should be changed every 3,000-7,000 or so (whatever your auto manufacturer recommends). […]Read more
Secure Your Load Inside and Out
A messy car isn’t just embarrassing — it can be deadly. Even small objects can become dangerous projectiles in a crash. When a crash occurs and a vehicle comes to an abrupt stop, everything inside (including the cargo, driver and passengers) continues to move at the same rate of speed the vehicle was traveling before […]Read more
Your Weekend Guide to Charleston, S.C.
Editor’s Escape A quick getaway to Charleston, S.C., is always an easy decision for our family. It’s one of my favorite places, so I’ll never pass up an opportunity to get down there. Boasting everything from historic tours and sundrenched beaches to eclectic dining options and varied accommodations, it’s not surprising that Charleston was recently […]Read more
These coastal Carolinas communities share more than a name. By Cele & Lynn Seldon We say Bew-fert, they say Bo-fert, but — however you pronounce it — we’re talking about two top coastal Carolina towns. Named after English politician Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, these charming and historic county seats have much more in common […]Read more