Best Books for Your 2015 Plane Trip

The sort of book you choose for a plane ride is different from the sort you might choose for other reasons. You want a book that is good – really good – but isn’t so dense or abstract that you have concentrate too hard (after all, you’ll be interrupted by announcements from the captain, drink […]

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In Life, There are Things You Can Control and Things You Can’t

Lisa and her husband were traveling back from a chemotherapy treatment when their truck broke down. An hour and a half from home, with Lisa not feeling well, they called AAA for roadside assistance and thanks to the fast response and help, they were able to get her home before she felt the worst effects […]

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What to Know about Toll Roads

If you’re a commuter in the greater Charlotte area, or if you’ve ever tried to get somewhere during peak commuting times, you know it ain’t pretty. The population has spiked in this area over the last decade, and, as a result, so has the traffic on I-77.   In response to the current traffic situation […]

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New Life, New Community: Finding Your New Identity in Active Communities

Whether you’re a teenager headed to college, a professional relocating for work, or a mature adult looking to make a lifestyle change, it can be intimidating to move to a new community. You’ll have new living arrangements, new neighbors, and a new life. But unlike some transitions, the move to an active adult community should […]

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Wearing Your Sunglasses at Night?: Tips for Safe Night Driving

Even though there are fewer drivers on the road after dark, the rate of fatal accidents during the night is three times higher than during the day, according to the National Safety Council.   Sure, reduced vision is a major contributing factor—darkness can affect depth perception and peripheral vision, and oncoming vehicles’ headlights can cause […]

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Bike Safety: Ice, Snow and Winter Rains

Bicycling is a wonderful way to get around. It reduces air pollution while improving the health of riders. But biking is somewhat of a fair-weather fitness choice, except for some die-hards who commit to cycling year-round.   There are some types of weather that no one should ride in, including thunderstorms, snow and ice storms, […]

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Texting and Driving

Close your eyes and count to five.   Okay, now do it while driving.   That’s crazy, right? You would never close your eyes while driving for even two seconds, let alone five.   But have you ever read or responded to a text message while driving?   Studies show that on average, a driver […]

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#capturingCarolinas: Charlotte, Part 1

There’s a lot to love about North Carolina, and with AAA member discounts, you can enjoy many of the sights, sports, shopping and tastes of the state without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways to capture North Carolina and hold on to some cash.    Check out the Checkers If you haven’t already, […]

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