The Personal Umbrella Policy: Protection for a Very Rainy Day

Umbrella policies used to be only for the rich and famous, but that’s not the case anymore. In fact, personal umbrellas are a standard purchase for most middle-class insurance buyers who have a realistic understanding of their risks in a litigious economy. Umbrella policies are a smart way to get a lot of coverage at […]

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What’s on your mind? A landmark study quantifies distracted driving

When David Strayer’s children were younger, they would, as children do, sometimes make faces at passing drivers on family trips. One time, as he began to tell them that it wasn’t a good idea to distract a driver, as he usually did, he realized that the other driver didn’t even notice. “The person was on […]

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Category: Caribbean, World

Curacao: A Unique Caribbean Paradise

Curacao is one of those destinations that sends the curious sprinting for their globes. Unless you’re a geography teacher or seasoned Caribbean traveler, Curacao may be a complete mystery. An autonomous country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, this 38-mile-long island is part of the Lesser Antilles and is located just off the coast of […]

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Category: Car Care

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Four small patches of rubber are all that will keep you and your vehicle in contact with the road this summer. Unfortunately, tires are often overlooked until we experience a flat, skid on wet pavement, or have a blowout. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 10% of passenger cars on U.S. […]

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Prepare for Winter Driving Before the First Flakes of Snow

Properly preparing your vehicle for the next season of driving is essential for the safety of all passengers and will greatly decrease the chances of your vehicle letting you down. “When you’re expecting cooler temperatures or snow, seasonal checkups can help prevent unexpected repair costs in the future,” said Dusty Holcomb, president of AAA Car […]

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Category: Mountains

12 Hidden Mountain Gems

The winding roads heading into the valleys and peaks of the mountains of North Carolina and South Carolina lead to lots of interesting hidden gems. It’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. Here are 12 of our favorites in the Carolinas: North Carolina * Just outside the village of Blowing Rock on […]

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Category: Stay Connected

AAA is Changing the Way People Buy Cars

AAA is Changing the Way People Buy Cars With a family mini-van approaching 11 years old and nearly 175,000 miles, Dana Pierce knew it was time for a new car. He and his wife learned about AAA’s Car Buying service through http://www.AAA.com. “We have used AAA’s vacation planning services almost every year so we decided […]

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Category: Stay Connected

Your Journey Begins with Hertz

Summer is prime time for road trips. Hertz offers you a way to rent a bigger vehicle while keeping miles off your personal vehicle. AAA members receive discounts up to 20% on daily, weekend, weekly and monthly rentals when you use your club code CPD #111 with advance reservations and additional qualified AAA drivers are […]

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