Category: Carolinas, Mountains, US

All Aboard for Fall Foliage

Soak up autumn colors in a whole new way aboard a passenger railroad train. Train excursions provide a unique travel experience. It’s a return to the trailblazing and romantic mode of transportation that played a critical role in the United States’ growth and prosperity. While automobiles and planes eventually supplanted trains as the preferred way […]

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Category: US

Virginia is for Autumn Lovers

Coast along these Virginia roadways for some of the country’s most spectacular views. With more than 15 million acres of forestland, Virginia is a widely popular destination to view fall foliage. This multi-hued display is particularly spectacular around the Charlottesville area, which is situated in the central part of the state in the foothills of […]

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Chasing Spirits: Ghost Hunting Opportunities Abound!

October is a magically spooky time — especially leading up to Halloween. The crisp cool air, an earlier nightfall and a crackling fire make for a particularly perfect backdrop for swapping ghostly tales. A visit to the haunted locations where unfortunate events may have transpired is the ultimate way to experience a ghost story, and […]

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Category: US

Make it to Maine

There’s never a bad time to enjoy the unparalleled food, scenery and lighthouses of Maine. At the most northern part of the country’s East Coast, Maine curves out into the ocean and beckons as an idyllic antidote to the speedy pace of life in New England’s best-known cities. The state’s border is a mere hour […]

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Category: Carolinas, US

A View to a Thrill

Check out what's new in the world of roller coasters this summer. Just as roller coasters have lulls of wonderful quiet between the times they make you yell and think you’re heart’s going to pound itself out of your chest, theme parks add new attractions at various speeds. Although 2017 is a fairly quiet year […]

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Category: US

A Manatee Finding Mission

Watching a large, lumbering manatee silently and slowly glide through the water is a rare thrill. They are among the most peaceful animals you can encounter in the wild. Once you’ve had a baby manatee gently nudge your arm to play, or seen a pack of manatees swim beside you in a kayak, you will […]

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Agent Road Trip: Cruising with the Classics

Classic cars are near and dear to AAA Travel Agent  Ashley Dunn from the AAA Huntersville, N.C., office. Raised by an automotive body man, Ashley grew up around every type of car. So when a member came in asking about directions to Michigan for the Woodward Dream Cruise, she couldn’t wait to assist. She is […]

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Category: Carolinas, US

Trends with Benefits

Win summer with new attractions and discounts at area theme parks and waterparks. “Theme park trends include virtual reality, immersive, and interactive dark rides, and new water slides and water parks,” says Colleen Mangone of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.  “Virtual reality headsets are changing the roller coaster experience where you can […]

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