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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Current Events Blog Post: Measles and Travel

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate – that is NOT the issue we’re going to address here.   Following the measles outbreak at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and subsequent reports of the disease in 13 other states, many Americans are wondering whether it is safe to travel.   To travel, or not to travel – […]

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Awards Season: What They Wore and How to Recreate It On a Budget

It’s that time of year again—for award show viewing parties, where friends gather to eat finger foods and judge celebrity fashion choices.   On a night centered on fashion (and film and music, of course), you had better show up looking your best. As you plan your viewing party outfit, why not draw some inspiration […]

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Winter Driving Safety

No matter where you live in North Carolina, you should prepare for safe winter driving. True, some areas rarely, if ever, see snow, but snow is not the only factor to consider when thinking about safety. In fact, safe winter driving begins even before the temperatures drop.   EXTERIOR Plan ahead. Before the thermometer dips […]

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