Mills to Meals
By Kimberly Button Across the Carolinas, mills were the backbone of the economy for many communities for generations. When industries left to relocate overseas, entire cities and towns suffered, as did supporting businesses. Today, these former mills are gaining new life. A new generation is rescuing the historic structures and revitalizing neighborhoods, while also providing […]Read more
On the Horizon
Last spring, Carnival Cruise Line launched Carnival Horizon. Boasting more innovative features, upscale stylings, better dining options and more amenities, the Carnival Horizon offers guests ample opportunities to “choose fun.” The ship features 1,980 guest staterooms and suites, including 25 accessible staterooms. Large groups will enjoy the Family Harbor staterooms, with access to the exclusive […]Read more
Member Spotlight: Captain Maurice Davis
Whether you’re a local or a tourist to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, chances are you’ve heard of AAA Member Captain Maurice Davis. Davis is the skipper of the Capt. Stacy IV, the head boat for the Capt. Stacy Fishing Center, a popular fishing charter company located on the Atlantic Beach Causeway. This family business was […]Read more
Three Cheers for the Beard!
By Jason Frye Beards are big these days. There are even clubs, associations, societies and competitions built around them. In Charleston, South Carolina, The Holy City Beard and Mustache Society holds get togethers and an annual competition for the facially hirsute and I — a beard wearer of 22 years — talked to their president, […]Read more
Discover the Islands of Ireland’s Western Connemara
By L.A. Jackson Off the western edge of Ireland’s Connemara District, land gives way to the mighty Atlantic Ocean, but only begrudgingly, as there are islands dotting the coastline that continue to resist the incessant will of the waves. Three in particular, Inishbofin, Inishturk and Clare Island, are inhabited (although barely), and accessible only by […]Read more
Go Explore McBee, S.C.
By Nan Bauroth Nothing says summer like biting into a fresh peach sweetened to ripe perfection by the Southern sun. For many travelers in the Carolinas on their way to Myrtle Beach, the ideal spot to indulge that pleasure is McBee, South Carolina. This rural hamlet at the junction of S.C. Highway 151 and U.S. […]Read more
Fun in Fort Lauderdale
Editor’s Escape Recently my husband and I participated in one of the Celebrity Edge inaugural sailings, detailed in “Top 5 Reasons to Sail the Celebrity Edge.” The cruise left from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Neither of us has spent much time in the area, so we just had to add a couple of […]Read more
Why You Should Plan a Trip to the Wright Brothers National Memorial
By Cele and Lynn Seldon Millions of history buffs, aviation enthusiasts and beach vacationers to North Carolina’s Outer Banks have made their way to the Wright Brothers National Memorial since the dedication of the First Flight Marker and laying of the monument cornerstone in 1928. Celebrating the 1903 first powered flight of Orville and Wilbur […]Read more