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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hang Out Along the Hammock Coast

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher Between Myrtle Beach’s high-rise condos and Charleston’s Southern city charm lies the “Hammock Coast,” a moniker to spotlight...

Fast Getaways

By Kristy Tolley Charleston + Carnival = One Convenient Cruise Sometimes you just have to get away. Turquoise waters and blue skies beckon. However, a Caribbean...

Go Explore: Hampton Roads Virgina

Hampton Roads, Virginia, is comprised of seven cities: Portsmouth, Newport News, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Virginia Beach and Suffolk. Named after the old shipping lanes...

Edenton: An Inner Banks Hidden Gem

By Vanessa Infanzon Finding Edenton is like discovering your own corner of paradise. Tree-lined streets with beautiful homes compel guests to stop and marvel at...

Traveler

A Journey for Every Traveler

I’ve always thought travel had such wonderfully universal appeal. There’s a destination for every person, and a style of vacation for every traveler.  If you’re...

Coasting the Coast

Experience the vibrant cities and astonishingly diverse landscape of the West Coast aboard Amtrak’s Coast Starlight. Ready to pack your bags for a West Coast...

New Zealand Travel Update

Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, air and cruise travelers headed to New Zealand will need to hold an electronic visa waiver. This also applies to...

Cruise News

New Cruise Terminal Montreal is marking its 375th anniversary this year. Just in time for the celebration, the city’s 50-year-old cruise terminal has received a...

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Member Spotlight: Muggsy Bogues and Brittney Bogues

Muggsy Bogues At 5’3”, AAA Member Muggsy Bogues might have been an unlikely candidate for a career as point guard in the NBA. He not...

Sublime Sanibel

By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates Filled with sunny charm and secluded beaches, Sanibel Island’s the ultimate Florida beach town. It’s only three miles wide (at its widest point)...

Culture and Cruising: 5 Ways in Greece

By Stacey Zable When sailing out of Piraeus (Athens) with Celestyal Cruises, a home-port cruise line in Greece, guests can embrace the locale both on...

10 Ways to be a Kid Again on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE By Vanessa Infanzon The lure of white sandy beaches and aqua-colored water brings guests from all over the United States to Gulf Shores and...

Telltale Signs You Need New Brakes

You constantly rely on your brakes to slow and stop your vehicle, making them essential to its overall safety. Are you sure your brakes...

Insurance

House Hunt: Before You Buy

Buying a home is a huge milestone for anyone, and you have to make sure you are ready before you commit....

Cities & Suburbs: Relocating to the Charlotte, NC Area

Charlotte, North Carolina's population is booming. People are flocking there for the weather, low cost of living, the economy,...

Anti-Theft Tech for Your Vehicle

The Holiday season is the best time of year to celebrate with friends and family, but it can also...

How a Ticket Will Affect Your NC Insurance Premium

Most of us have gotten a ticket while driving, whether you were speeding, under the influence while driving, recklessly driving...

Home Buying Hassles: Low Inventory, Bidding Wars, & More

If you are shopping for a new home this year, there are some things you should know before putting...

Car Care

Teen Driver Safety

At some point, the dreaded moment arrives: handing the car keys to your teen. And with the advent of cell phones, many parents are...

Effects of Road Salt on Your Vehicle

Old Man Winter is heading into town, and with him comes the salt truck. While road salt plays an important role in safe winter...

TUNNEL VISION

When people talk about the "runner's high" or you hear about an athlete performing at such a level that they are "in the zone",...

Must Read

River of Gold

Centuries-old pastel houses cling precariously to the steep Douro riverbanks. Gloriously sculpted church towers point heavenward. The intricate steel Luis I Bridge soars dramatically...

Current Events: The Circus is Coming!

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time with the family, you’ll soon have a great way to do just...

Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast Inn

“What I love most about my home is who I share it with” are the words printed outside the front door of the Abbington...

Love Affair with Travel

Since the first ship sailed, the first plane flew and the first car was driven, the world has had a love affair with travel....

Choosing the Right Car for Your Teen

As parents watch their teens hit the milestone of getting their license and gaining independence, they begin to recognize the potential need for an additional...

6 Best Bachelor Party Destinations

Of course your focus when planning a bachelor party is the star bachelor himself, but you also want to be sure that you go...

Lifestyle Magazine

Pets are Family Too – Celebrate the Season with Them

Just because it’s time to travel doesn’t mean you have to leave your best friend behind. Follow these guidelines and keep everyone safe, secure and happy while traveling.Pets should be confined to the back seat, either in a carrier...

5 Fun Adventurous Day Trips for Spring

Are you looking to take advantage of the warming spring weather and get outdoors? If you want a day of adventure in the sun,...

Beale Street Music Festival in Downtown Memphis

Hello 2017! Memphis in May International Festival was named to Fest300, FuseTV, and Travel+Leisure’s best festivals lists in 2016 and will take place May 5th...

What’s Included in a Tune-Up?

The term tune-up is used by many people to describe a service that's supposed to make an engine run better, but there's not a...

Kids & Car Seats: What is the Law?

From the moment your baby enters the world, they rely on you to care for all their needs.  Along with their need for nutrition,...

AAA Travel

AAATravelSelfies: See Yourself in Cambridge, England

Cambridge is a university city most widely known for the world-renowned University of Cambridge, but there is even more to this city of less...

Top 6 Volcanos You Can Hike

Most of us lead hectic day-to-day lives.  Getting outdoors offers us an opportunity to unwind, take in some natural vitamin D, and get some...

Foreign Cash Tips

Even seasoned travelers can’t anticipate every financial need. We encourage you to pack a combination of financial products for your trip abroad, including foreign...

The Galapagos – The Islands Where Time Stands Still

The Galapagos Islands may inspire you to think about the world – and yourself – differently. Many of the animals and birds that live...

Guided tours vs. doing it on your own

We want to be informed travelers and come away from our trips having learned something new. To do this most effectively, you can gather...

Collecting America’s Story with Lucy the Van – Blog #7

Welcome back to Where's Lucy the Van? Guess correctly where Lucy has visited, Collecting America's Story, and you will earn a Coaster Card of the...

Membership

Let’s Get Organized!

If you are like most people, you don't want to spend your summer organizing and decluttering. Yet when fall arrives and your stuff is...

Update your Fall Wardrobe

Fall is always the season when we yearn for a fresh start. With the school year starting and all of the new clothes in stores,...

#capturingCarolinas: Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is aptly named, as it truly is a great destination—just ask any of the more than 10 million...

Share the Road: Why You Are a Biker’s Worst Fear

As the weather gets warmer, more and more bicyclists are taking to the road for recreation, exercise, and even commuting. It’s an environmentally friendly,...

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A Journey of Discovery

Viking Ocean Cruises' traces path of Vikings As children, many of us remember learning a rhyme that went “Columbus sailed the ocean blue, in fourteen-hundred-ninety-two”...

What are your tires telling you?

Before you head out on any summer road trips, take some time to find out what your tires' wear patterns are telling you. Upon close...

#AAAtravelselfies: See Yourself in Stockholm, Sweden

The capital of Sweden, Stockholm encompasses 14 islands on the Baltic Sea and includes one of Europe’s most prominent medieval city centers.   For one of...

Let the Lights Burn for Hanukkah

The eight-day Hanukkah celebration brings together the Jewish community with events throughout the Southeast. In community centers, houses of worship and public squares throughout the...

Driving Through the Storm

It's always a good idea to check out the weather before you hit the road, but sometimes your hectic schedule prevents you from doing so, or a...

Top 5 Winter Weekend Ideas in the Carolinas

Whether you're looking for a ski resort, bed and breakfast, or spa weekend, the Carolinas offer some great escapes from the winter blues. Rally...

3 Reasons for an Aruba Getaway

By Kristy Tolley Though taking up just about 75 square miles of real estate in the Southern Caribbean Sea, the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of...

Carolinas

Pee Dee Region: Small-Town Charm and Natural Beauty

When most Carolinians consider the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, two landmarks jump to mind – the classic Darlington Raceway and the...

Six Ultimate Southern Game Day Experiences

When it comes to game day experiences and college football in general — the South rules.  Since the inception of the college football playoffs, nine...

Free Falling in the Carolinas

Thanks to the Wright brothers, North Carolina became first in flight when their amazing flying machine took to the air in...

A Sunny Beginning: Breakfast Musts in the Carolinas

It may be tempting to sleep in and skip breakfast when you’re on vacation — at home or away. However, fueling for the day’s...