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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Category: US

Tallahassee Treasures Waiting for You

Long ago, Native Americans traversed this area establishing trade routes and villages. Spanish and other European explorers appeared in the early 1500s. Becoming a crossroads for commerce between cultures led to its selection as Florida’s capital in 1824. Tourism surged in the 20th century with the development of autos, road construction like the Dixie Highway, […]

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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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Category: Editors escape, World

Broadening Our Horizon Aboard the Carnival Horizon

Editor's Escape Aboard the Carnival Horizon Cruising is one of my family’s favorite way to vacation. We can explore several destinations in one trip and we can do activities together or let the girls do their own thing yet still be close. This summer, we had the opportunity to experience the Carnival Horizon, their newest […]

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Explore Richard Petty Museum and More From the Legend

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. While you might not see him while at the Petty Museum, his life is on full display. As the most decorated driver in NASCAR history with […]

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Six Ultimate Southern Game Day Experiences

When it comes to game day experiences and college football in general — the South rules.  Since the inception of the college football playoffs, nine of the 16 teams to compete are Southern bred, six of the eight teams to advance to the National Championship are Dixie proud, and the coveted trophy was won by […]

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german cycling tour
Category: Europe, World

Ride Through History with a German Cycling Tour

Perhaps better known for its high-speed autobahn than its meandering roadways, Germany is the ideal landscape to enjoy one of its sons’ inventions — the bicycle. A bit more than 200 years ago, inventor and aristocrat Karl von Drais mounted the two-wheeled, self-propelled vehicle he had invented and rode it from Mannheim, Germany toward the […]

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Six Ultimate Southern Game Day Experiences

When it comes to college football tailgating — the South rules.  Since the inception of the college football playoffs, nine of the 16 teams to compete are Southern bred, six of the eight teams to advance to the National Championship are Dixie proud, and the coveted trophy was won by Southern teams three out of […]

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