Camden

The word “Camden” usually brings horses to mind and equestrian events such as the Carolina Cup, Colonial Cup and Camden Cup. The town’s love affair with horses began in the 1880s when Northerners passing through South Carolina discovered Camden. After wintering at resort hotels, some visitors built permanent homes and established equestrian estates. Today Camden […]

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Category: US

Universal Appeal

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m a diehard Disney fan. Every year over the past decade, ever since my older daughter was 1, my family has made the 2,000-mile roundtrip trek from Philadelphia to Walt Disney World in Orlando an annual – or sometimes biannual – tradition. You could say that Disney is in […]

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Category: Stay Connected

Almost Stranded in Canada!

When the Lyons’ passport cards didn’t allow them to fly home fromCanada, Mr. Lyons’ son called the AAA Matthews office, which quickly came up with a solution in getting them a transfer from Quebec City to Montreal upon disembarkation. With a car rental from Montreal to Burlington, VT and rebooked flights home, the couple were […]

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Category: US

Amelia Island

If you think Florida is all about spring break, t-shirt shops and crowded beaches, you need to sample the laid-back, down-home feel of Amelia Island. Located on the Sunshine state’s northeast coast just south of the Georgia border, Amelia Island is a quieter, less boisterous getaway experience than many of the more high-traffic Florida destinations […]

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Category: World

Summer Adventures

As we all look forward to summer vacations and beyond, I’m still excited about a recent trip to South Africa I took with three of my AAA colleagues. We stayed in the waterfront Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town, our home base for visits to wineries and charming little villages. We flew to Karongwe Private […]

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Category: Cruises

Royal Princess

A truly royal ceremony last June saw Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine “Kate” Middleton) christen the first new ship in five years for fabled Princess Cruises. The Royal Princess was most definitely worth the wait. The Duchess stood on the naming platform with Capt. Tony Draper and cut a rope that sent […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

NC and SC Traffic Deaths Drop in First 10 Months of 2013

After traffic deaths increased in the Carolinas last year, the highways on both states became much safer in 2013, with the first 10 months of the year showing significant drops in traffic deaths due to a three-pronged law enforcement crackdown in both states. “The three main factors we have found in most traffic fatalities are […]

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Category: Asia & Africa, World

Into the Wild

By Darcy Grimes When you think of an African safari do you imagine roaming the vast African savannahs holding your breath as you anxiously await that chance encounter with the wild? Do you assume that viewing the “Big Five” is guaranteed or that you may come home with only two of those animals checked off […]

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