Category: Carolinas

Cultural Carolinas

SOUTH CAROLINA CamdenThe fourth-oldest city in the state, Camden is a charming town that has carefully preserved its historic character. Founded in 1786, Camden was the site of several battles during the American Revolutionary War. Visitors can explore these sites along two miles of trails, which feature signs and plaques that describe the action. Other […]

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Girlfriend Getaways

When you’re lucky enough to get the chance to plan a getaway with girlfriends, you can also consider yourself lucky that the Carolinas has so many great destinations for a proper celebration within just a few hours’ drive. Whether it’s mountains, coast or urban setting your group craves, the Carolinas offers no shortage of destinations […]

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Tips on Insuring Your New Home

So you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, researched the schools and now you’re on a search for that perfect home. One thing that should be added to the to-do list is to consider the insurance implications of buying a specific house. In the excitement of acquiring a new home, AAA suggests that you keep the […]

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Category: Diamond Reviews

Madison’s Restaurant Headed By Acclaimed Chef

Handcrafted dishes composed of fresh ingredients innovatively prepared are a highlight of the fine dining experience at Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden, located in Old Edwards Inn and Spa in downtown Highlands, NC. The AAA Four Diamond restaurant operates under the tutelage of Johannes Klapdohr, a Michelin-trained internationally acclaimed chef and two-time winner of the […]

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Category: Car Reviews

Volkswagen Adds Another Turbo Engine For 2014 Jetta

Jetta is the most popular Volkswagen sold and for 2014 phased out the 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engines in its SE and SEL trims, moving to a third-generation 1.8 liter, turbo-charged direct injection four-cylinder engine with more pick-up and better gas mileage. Volkswagen Group of America plans to become the world’s largest automotive manufacturer by 2018 and […]

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Category: Car Reviews

2014 Nissan Altima Continues Tradition of Best-Selling Sedan

Altima is Nissan’s best-selling model in the United States and after a complete makeover in 2013, this year’s Altima sedan only needed some minor upgrades, one of the best being mitigating engine noise. Another was adding some eye candy to an already stylish profile by putting chrome exhaust tips on all Altima’s and adding new […]

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Category: Europe

Spectacular Scotland

Despite its small geographical size, Scotland has become a major tourist destination – the language is English (with a “wee bit o’ brogue”), the scenery stunning, the history fascinating, the people friendly and the memories indelible. This year, dubbed the Year of Homecoming in Scotland, more than four million American tourists – many of Scottish […]

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Category: US

The Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail Winds Through Southwest Virginia

By Frances Folsom On a recent Virginia visit I drove a stretch of the 330-mile long Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail through the mountains of southwest Virginia. The towns of Bristol, Abingdon and Damascus show off some of the best heritage music venues, history, culture, arts and crafts and outdoor activities in the region. The […]

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