Category: Diamond Reviews

Hyatt Regency Brings Panache to Greenville, SC

After a recent multi-million dollar renovation, the Hyatt Regency Greenville has become one of the city’s most popular spots for concerts, after-work drinks and open-air dining, creating a neighborhood known as NOMA, or North Main, that anchors one end of Greenville’s eclectic, bustling, Charleston-like Main Street lined with shops and restaurants. The AAA Four Diamond […]

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Category: Carolinas

Thrilling Adventures at the USNWC

Paddle the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte and your raft may bump into those of families savoring a weekend thrill or youths enjoying a church outing. And, depending on the time of year, rafters may also share the turbulent whitewater with kayakers windmilling their boats along and ducking under hanging gates as they train […]

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Category: Carolinas

Zip-Sliding Away

Experience the beauty of the Carolinas by taking a zipline tour through the mountains, ample forests, gorgeous beaches or even city skylines. Here’s a look at some of the zipline tours available in the Carolinas: NORTH CAROLINA Just minutes from downtown, Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures is an urban zipline with 10 zips up to 1,200 […]

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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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Category: Car Reviews

All-New 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Ups The Ante

Pick-up trucks are the most profitable vehicles in the automotive industry and Chevrolet has raised the ante with an all-new Silverado 1500 for 2014 with rugged good looks, new engines with more horsepower, revised steering, suspension and brakes and more robust towing capability. The result is one of the most muscular appearing full-size pickup trucks […]

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Category: Car Reviews

Kia Forte EX Sedan 2014: A Short Test-Drive

Sometimes it only takes a couple of hours behind the wheel to know that a car is going to be a strong competitor in a market it hasn’t ever dominated. A short first-look test-drive in Arizona of Kia’s expanded front-wheel drive Forte sedan provided a glimpse of why the Korean manufacturer has grown market share […]

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Category: US

Rockin’ Around Memphis

There are few places synonymous with an individual. But say the name Elvis and Memphis isn’t too far behind. The King of Rock 'n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, left an indelible mark on Memphis, Tenn. And nearly 36 years since his death, he continues to excite locals and visitors alike here. Since his teen years growing […]

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Category: US

What’s New On Kauai?

Fab new restaurants. Fun new activities. Fine hotels refurbished. Kauai – Hawaii’s “garden island” – has blossomed big time in recent years. Here’s our list of the top 10 new reasons to visit (or revisit) Kauai: Tubing Down Sugar Plantation Canals Don a helmet with headlamp and jump into a big inflatable tube. You’re going […]

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