Category: Carolinas

Magical Blue Ghost Fireflies

Come late May at nightfall in the mountains south of Asheville, a neon blue glow radiates from forest floors, creating an ethereal aura that lasts every evening for a month. Some attribute this nocturnal lightshow to woodland fairies carrying tiny blue lanterns, but scientists now know it’s caused by mating displays of the blue ghost […]

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Category: Caribbean, World

Aruba: Happy Days – Easy Stay

There are dozens of reasons why this sunny isle makes for a foolproof island destination, but here are just a few. It’s easy to get to: hop on a plane in Atlanta or Charlotte, and it’s just four hours to Aruba’s large, modern airport. The beaches are long, white, lapped by the turquoise Caribbean Sea […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

Boat Smarts

Summer in the Carolinas often means spending more time out in the water. It’s vital to understand proper water safety — especially for boat owners. Before hitting the water, here are some things to consider: Know the laws: Brush up on local water regulations and guidelines (from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources or […]

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self-driving cars, autonomous vehicle
Category: Travel safety

Self-Driving Cars: Are We Ready?

A recent AAA Carolinas survey revealed that 71 percent of Carolinians are not yet comfortable with self-driving cars, with only 29 percent saying they were ready for a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle. Across the country, however, drivers are beginning to embrace self-driving vehicles. The annual survey reveals that 63 percent of U.S. drivers […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

4 Savvy Insights

1. It’s less than you think! When people were asked how much a $250,000 term life insurance policy would cost a healthy 30-year-old, they estimated $500 — more than three times what it actually costs.* 2. There are downsides if you wait to get it. Act sooner and your rates will be better. When you’re older, […]

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Category: Auto Buying

New To You: Used Car Buying Tips

Know your budget Before you begin looking, figure out what you can spend. If you want to finance your car, decide on an affordable monthly payment and stick to it. Figure in taxes, repairs and fuel expenses — they’ll add to your overall cost. Do your homework Research the vehicles you’re interested in purchasing, but […]

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Category: Travel Tips

Cool Solutions with Travel Insurance

Cool Solutions with Travel Insurance Have you ever experienced a major inconvenience during a trip only to find out that your travel insurance policy didn’t cover it?    AAA Carolinas now offers the newest, most innovative travel insurance policies available in the U.S. Allianz Global Assistance recently launched Smart Benefits, and we’re one of only […]

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Category: Discounts

While It’s Hot — Baggallini Sale

Treat yourself to a new spring handbag during May’s Baggallini Big Bagg sale!  Spend $75 or more on Baggallini bags and receive a FREE gift with purchase (while supplies last). The RFID Transit Bagg features an RFID protected interior with adjustable crossbody strap and removable wristlet strap.       Member sale price: $35.99 (Suggested […]

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