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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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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AAA Agent Road Trip: Waterfalling in Wisconsin

Spring is the perfect time for hitting the road and exploring Wisconsin’s waterfalls. A fan of road trips and waterfalls, AAA Travel Agent Kelly Marquez from the Southern Pines, N.C., office offers a few tips: 1. Planning is key! I take advantage of our AAA maps and TourBooks because they give such excellent recommendations. 2. […]

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Category: Discounts, US

AAA Loves Pets

  Need another reason to love May? It’s National Pet Month! Pets are often considered an extension of our family, and many AAA Members travel just about everywhere with their furry friends. That’s why AAA offers the AAA PetBook®, the AAA guide to more than 15,000 pet-friendly, AAA approved hotels, restaurants and campgrounds throughout the […]

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Wonders Never Cease

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. With nearly 85 million acres of national parks stretched from coast to coast, there are diverse stunning backdrops for a memorable and awe-inspiring vacation.  Soak in the treasure trove of unspoiled vistas, fascinating animals, and iconic landscapes by train or boat or hoof it […]

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New Yorktown Museum Brings the Revolution to Life

  History buff or not, a visit to the new 80,000-square-foot American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Va., will inspire anyone who wants to know how the United States got its start. Previously named the Yorktown Victory Center that primarily laid out the story from the Patriots’ point of view, the site and its all-new museum […]

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