Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Go Explore: Beech Mountain, N.C.

Home to the highest ski resort in eastern North America (5,506 feet), this idyllic mountain town is replete with exciting diversions all year long. With more natural snowfall and chillier temperatures, Beech Mountain is definitely a natural lure for wintertime activities. Built around an alpine village, the resort opened with four slopes in the winter […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

The Most Common Insurance Claims

Standard homeowner’s insurance policies protect your home from disasters like fire, theft, hail and more, depending on your specific coverage. Here are the top four insurance claims and how you can avoid them: During storms with high wind & hail, your home can incur damage from airborne debris, fallen trees (or tree branches) and the […]

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The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort

Located on the sprawling historic greens of Pinehurst, The Carolina Hotel has been welcoming guests for more than a century. Nicknamed the “Queen of the South,” the AAA Four Diamond property was the largest frame hotel in North Carolina when it opened its doors on New Year’s Day in 1901.  Today, guests can still feel […]

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Category: Car Care

Get the Most for Your Trade-in

Purchasing a vehicle is a big investment — the down payment, your monthly payments, insurance, maintenance and repair costs. Whether you keep it for several years or plan to trade it sooner, you should protect your investment. Here are four factors that affect your vehicle’s trade-in value, and ways to boost your return when it’s […]

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Category: Car Care

What’s The Best Oil For Your Car?

You don’t have to be a mechanic to know how important an oil change is to your car’s engine. Motor oil keeps all the parts running smoothly, absorbs excess heat and contains additives that help keep the engine clean. Oil degrades over time and needs to be changed. Changing your oil is vital to your […]

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Category: Travel Tips, World

Cruise News

Old Montreal Gets New Cruise Terminal Montreal just marked its 375th anniversary. Just in time for the celebration, the city’s 50-year-old cruise terminal has received a nearly $80 million makeover. As part of the overhaul, the passenger terminal has been rebuilt so passengers disembark on the ground floor rather than a floor higher up. Also, […]

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Category: Travel Tips

The Real Deal of Real ID

If there has ever been a more confusing roll out of required documentation in the history of travel, I don’t recall it.  When it was announced that passports would be required for cruising, it was quickly communicated (and clearly stated) that if you traveled on a cruise that began and ended in U.S. ports, a […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

2018 Resolutions for the Road

The New Year brings new resolutions. Many Carolinians resolve to lose weight, eat better or save money in 2018. However, AAA hopes motorists will add new resolutions that will help keep our roads safer for everyone.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that there were 1,442 traffic deaths in North Carolina in 2016. There […]

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