Fall is a Great Time to Travel to the Caribbean!

Fall in the Caribbean could be described as “the endless, perfect summer”.  The weather is warm – mid-to-upper 80s – but not scorching, there is typically less rainfall, summer crowds have returned home and winter crowds haven’t arrived yet. In addition, you’ll have the beaches practically to yourself, rates for accommodations are discounted and even […]

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A Caribbean cruise is closer than you think.

A Caribbean cruise is closer than you think. With Charleston and Florida cruise ports within a day’s drive – or less of the Carolinas – its easy (and more economical) to visit the Caribbean. The Port of Charleston hosts 4, 5, 6 and 7-day Carnival Cruises. The shorter cruises visit the Bahamas with stops at […]

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What are TripTiks & How Do I Get One?

For those times when our mobile phones and GPS devices cannot connect, nothing beats a hard copy backup plan. While the world seems to have left paper maps behind, AAA's customers prove there is still a high demand for printed material. The first TripTik is still a customer favorite. Personalized maps are printed out and bound for […]

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Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday – Charlotte Food Truck Friday in the Historic South End in Charlotte started five years ago with two trucks. Today, its a South End tradition to kicking off the weekend. Sponsored by Sycamore Brewing, you'll find an ever-changing line-up of Charlotte's best food trucks at the brewery's 1.6 acre open lot. You […]

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Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway

Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway This 76-mile mountain scenic drive is packed with things to see and do, including plenty of waterfalls, picnic spots and hiking trails. The Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway is highlighted by beautiful mountain scenery and rich local history in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It's a great way […]

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Be awed by the Sky Dwellers of the North

The Northern Lights refer to one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world, the Aurora Borealis, and offers viewers a dramatic, majestic display of dancing lights in the night sky.   The sparkling lights of the aurora are actually clashes between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the Earth’s magnetic field.  Each […]

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Driving Along The Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive that extends through Natchez, Missisippi and Nasheville, Tennesee through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also […]

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World Beer Festival in Raleigh

The World Beer Festival offers the best place to explore new local breweries, without having to buy a 6-pack. Sample from a collection of the best NC beers. Take a tour of our home state’s finest brewery offerings. Revisit old favorites and discover new ones. The NC Beer Garden is its own adventure.  Like their brewing […]

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