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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 restaurants, shops and parks. As officials at this former mill town reinvigorated the Main Street...

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 real treasure — the northwestern part of the state known as Upstate. Here’s a peek at...

Jackson County, NC: Social-Distance Approved Getaway

Looking for a getaway that’s a little less “people-y?” Consider a road trip to Jackson County, North Carolina. This remote destination in the Western North Carolina mountains teems with undiscovered treasures hidden around every corner. It also boasts over 494...

Visiting Old Friends at Hanging Rock State Park

By Jeff Kennon The afternoon sun was beaming, breaking through the tall pines of my campground at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina. I was in my mid-twenties, with a mid-twenties mindset. My plan was to camp alone, get...

Movie Night Out: Open Drive-Ins in the Carolinas

This article was originally published in 2017 and has been updated to reflect COVID-19 restrictions and rules. by Virginia Brown At the bottom of a hill, a monster movie screen rises 50-feet high along South Battleground Avenue, a well-intentioned sore thumb...

Attend Charleston’s Spoleto Festival from Home

This week would have marked the 44th season of Spoleto Festival USA. Founded in 1977 by Gian Carlo Menotti, it's earned an international reputation as one of the finest performing arts festivals in the south. More than 140 dance, theater,...

Carolinas’ National and State Parks are Ready for You!

By Cassandra Brooklyn State and national parks across the Carolinas are open again and are ready to provide a much-needed dose of nature. It’s official. State and national parks across North Carolina and South Carolina are officially open, and not a...

Big Tent Revival: Camping Makes a Comeback

By Kimberly Button Camping is experiencing a surge in popularity. People of all ages seek a simpler way to enjoy life in the great outdoors. Happily, there are some stunningly unique camping locations found throughout the Carolinas. These spots offer...

Member Spotlight: Robert Inman

Robert Inman  To enjoy a successful career in one industry is commendable. To achieve two careers in a lifetime is impressive. Former WBTV news anchor and AAA Member Robert Inman did just that.  He retired from a 31-year journalism career to pursue fiction writing full-time — and he hasn’t stopped since.  “I started writing novels...

Dash to Ashe

By Virginia Brown Partly situated in the Cherokee National Forest on the Tennessee and Virginia borders —  northeast of Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina — Ashe County is anchored by the quaint towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson. The county...

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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...

Road Less Traveled: Fort Jefferson

By Kimberly Button On a distant island enveloped by sparkling turquoise waters, the brutally strong brick fortress known as Fort Jefferson creates quite a contrast....

Leaving Las Vegas

Seven sights worth exploring outside of Las Vegas.

New National Park

Grab a sled and make your way to southern New Mexico to get to know the nation’s 62nd national park. White Sands National Park...

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...