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5 National Historic Sites For Your Next Southern Road Trip

By Cassandra Brooklyn National Parks get all the attention. However, there are several lesser-known historic sites, trails and protected areas in the south worth a...

Greenville: Bike, Ride or Walk

About 100 miles northwest of the state capital, Greenville, S.C., boasts one of the region’s most picturesque and lively downtowns, with an abundance of...

Road Trip Alert: Upstate South Carolina

If all you know about South Carolina is what you can find on its coast or in its capital, you’re missing out on a...

Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country Set to Open June 15

After much careful preparation, Dollywood Parks and Resorts will soon reopen. It will begin with the opening of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa on...

Traveler

Come “Fly” With Me

Revisit the glory days of air travel — when passengers dressed to the hilt to travel, cocktails flowed freely,...

Bright Lights, Big City: Holidays in the Big Apple

by Laura Del Rosso Perhaps no other U.S city does the holidays like New York. The sparkling lights of Rockefeller Center's towering tree, magical window...

Departures: Born to Explore

I’ve long been interested in discovering the most I can about my ancestry. My grandmother inspired me to delve into our family’s genealogy. She...

6 Ways to Bring Home the Caribbean

Vivid turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Snorkeling through a kaleidoscope of brilliant fish and coral, and relaxing in the evening with  a rainbow-sherbet...

How to Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist

Visiting new places is one of the most exciting things you can do, but to make the most of your experiences abroad, try being...

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The Bridge Through Paradise

By Kristy Tolley The brainstorm of oil tycoon and railroad baron Henry Flagler, the Old Seven Mile Bridge was to serve as the first land...

Puerto Rico: An Island for All Reasons

By Beth D’Addono Dreaming of an island escape? A place to recharge on the beach and simply be a human being? Or do you hanker...

Cities We Love: Atlanta, Georgia

By Katie McElveen If your experience with Atlanta is limited to its sprawling airport (it’s the world’s busiest), it’s time to head further afield. Beyond...

In the Footsteps of Freedom

Immerse yourself in American history where much of it began. By Kristy Tolley From visiting monuments honoring America’s sons and daughters in Washington, D.C., to strolling...

A Walk on the Great White Continent of Antarctica

One member checks off a bucket-list item in Antarctica. By Maria Lenhart The Seventh Continent In her 70-plus years, real estate broker and intrepid traveler Linda Coite...

Insurance

Part II | Insurance in Your 40’s & 50’s

It's not just our waist size that can change with age.  Many things change in life as we grow older....

Confused Over Consent to Rate?—We Can Help

If you’ve been following North Carolina news as of late, you may be aware that there’s a Senate Bill...

Lettuce Turnip the Beet: Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants That Rock

Every October 1st, we celebrate World Vegetarian Day and the possibilities of a delicious, meatless lifestyle. If you've been...

Planning for Pregnancy: Is Disability Insurance a Good Idea?

If you’re an expectant mom or dad, or you’re even just beginning to think about having kids, you’re likely...

Time for Travel: Bucket List Destinations in the Carolinas

The Carolinas offer beautiful coastline and mountains plus a multitude of adventure this summer. Here are some bucket list destinations in the...

Car Care

Top 5 Fluids that are Crucial for your Car to Perform Optimally

For optimal performance, you should maintain you car regularly. Part of routine maintenance involves checking the fluids. Pop the hood if you want to...

Cheap, Off-Brand Gas: Will It Hurt My Car?

The brand name versus generic debate is waged over any consumer purchase, and gas is no different.   Each gasoline company includes additives to the base...

5 Benefits of Having a Well Maintained Vehicle

We spend a lot of time in the car. From running errands to taking family vacations, our cars are susceptible to routine wear and tear....

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CarFit Events for Senior Drivers

Senior drivers are often the safest on the roads. However, they also have the highest chance of being seriously injured or killed in the...

Tips if You’re Stranded in Winter Weather

AAA Carolinas is committed to serving those in need, especially when it comes to emergency roadside assistance.  When unforseen circumstances arise, such as extended days of below...

Labor Day Maintenance Tips from AAA Car Care

Summer takes its toll on your car in multiple ways, and it's important make sure your vehicles are ready for the changing seasons. Whether...

February 2019 Traffic Safety Newsletter

Black Ice Threat Throughout Duration of Winter Even on a sunny, dry day, motorists should beware of black ice if the temperatures are low enough....

Go Explore: Pinehurst, N.C.

Showcasing Exceptional Equines Horse lovers visiting Pinehurst Harness Track never know if they might be witnessing the workout of a future big-money winner. A winter training...

What You Need to Know About Rumble Strips

You were probably startled the last time you drove over a rumble strip--and that's exactly what it's meant to do. Rumble strips are raised...

Lifestyle Magazine

Montreal Activities to Keep Every Generation Happy

You'll likely never hear the phrase “I’m bored” during a trip to our northern neighbor. There are more than enough Montreal activities to ensure visitors of every generation find something of interest in this culturally vibrant Canadian city. Multi-Generational Montreal...

Roanoke, Star City of the South

Roanoke, “Star City of the South,” is an easy drive from the Carolinas. Several major routes, including I-581, I-81, U.S. 220 and the Blue...

Road to Barbecue, Part 3: South Carolina is Deliciously Diverse

Though North and South Carolina have a lot of things in common, their approaches to barbecue are not one of them. Whereas North Carolinians...

How to Prevent Car Problems in the Mountains

The steep hills, sharp turns, and windy little roads you find in mountainous regions like Boone and Asheville take a different kind of toll...

Five Vehicles That Keep Their Trade-In Value

What is important to you when shopping for a new vehicle? Are you looking for cool new features, reliability, fuel efficiency, or do you...

AAA Travel

ESSENTIALS: Washington, DC

The Nation’s Capital is defined by imposing memorials, tributes to our democracy and love of freedom, plus iconic museums and corridors of power. There...

6 Fall Day Trips in the Carolinas

Who doesn’t love fall in the Carolinas? Nothing beats the crisp air, changing leaves, and fall activities! If you have a day to get...

Hollywood of the South

Georgia is known as Hollywood of the South and is full of must-see filming locations. Here’s a sample TripTik from Charlotte to Georgia, with...

AAA Vacations: Australia

Are you hoping to take your next vacation down under? AAA has the perfect travel package to make sure you get the most out...

Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is Now Open!

The highly anticipated, and biggest in-park expansion in Disney Park history, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is now open. The entire land is in the...

#AAATravelSelfies: See Yourself in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a central German city full of not only history, but also a rich contemporary culture that has developed from rebuilding the city...

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Uniquely Carolinian: Krispy Kreme

With more than 1,000 locations all over the world, you may not know that Krispy Kreme started right here in North Carolina in 1937....

Ready, Set, SHOP! South Carolina’s Sales Tax Holiday

South Carolina will offer its annual tax free weekend August 5th - 7th, 2016. This applies to clothes, shoes, computers and school supplies. The tax free weekend is a...

Christmas Curtain Call: The Nutcracker & A Christmas Carol Performances in the Carolinas

There are many ways to get in the holiday spirit—some listen to Christmas music, some get to decorating the house, some bake mountains of...

Secure Your Load Before Hitting the Road

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that nationally over 51,000 car crashes are caused by debris on the road every year and about...

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Beer, Wine, Shine Trail Returns to Roots

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE (October 8, 2019) Once again, the Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail in Johnston County expands to include two new tourism partners, and the...

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

Floods are nothing to leave to chance. Large and small-scale flooding can be disastrous — from losing priceless family photos to destroying your entire...

Top 5 Fluids that are Crucial for your Car to perform Optimally

For optimal performance, you should maintain you car regularly. Part of routine maintenance involves checking the fluids. Pop the hood if you want to...

Summertime and the Buying is Easy!

Summer is a great season to buy a vehicle. When the pace of life picks back up in the fall, it’s comforting to know you...

Road Rules Aren’t Made to be Broken

Ok, so the sign says no U-turn, but there are no cars around—just one time can’t hurt, can it? The truth is, it can....

Rockin’ Around Memphis

There are few places synonymous with an individual. But say the name Elvis and Memphis isn’t too far behind. The King of Rock 'n’ Roll,...

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...

Carolinas

Experience the Highs and Lows of North Carolina’s Outer Banks

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE by Karon Warren The Outer Banks of North Carolina has long been known as a beach destination that visitors return to year after year....

Hot in the City: Raleigh, NC

Editor's Escape Although I’ve lived in the Carolinas for about twenty years, my firsthand experience in Raleigh was limited to the two times my plane...

Go Explore: Get Jazzy in Cheraw, S.C.

Though small, picturesque Cheraw, South Carolina had an oversized impact on the world of jazz. Jazz great John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was born here...

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...