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Shoulder Season Shores

by Jason Frye Summer isn’t the only time to enjoy a little sun and sand. A fall beach trip means fewer crowds, empty stretches of sand and often lower lodging rates. The sun’s still shining, the water’s still warm and...

Wilmington Bounces Back!

By Carol Timblin After sending most of the staff home on Sept. 13, 2018, Baggett family members remained at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort waiting for Hurricane Florence to pass over Wrightsville Beach. Labeled a Category 4 storm, Florence was...

Our Caribbean Link

By Kristy Tolley The historic thread that binds Charleston and Barbados The pastel-hued historic homes of Rainbow Row, cobbled streets and the crape myrtle trees that line them — they’re quintessential Charleston, South Carolina. Whether you’ve visited the Holy City once...

Diamond Spotlight: North Beach Plantation

Situated on a 7.5-acre island between the Atlantic Ocean and Whitepoint Swash, North Beach Plantation treats vacationers to a fantastic oceanfront experience in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. With impressive ocean views and an array of first class amenities on...

Green with Envy

By Jason Frye These LEED certified, AAA Four Diamond accommodations are proof you don’t have to sacrifice luxury for an environmentally-friendly getaway. There was a time when travelers with a taste for luxury and the desire to go green had only...

Your Weekend Guide to Charleston, S.C.

Editor's Escape A quick getaway to Charleston, S.C., is always an easy decision for our family. It’s one of my favorite places, so I’ll never pass up an opportunity to get down there. Boasting everything from historic tours and sundrenched...

Battling Beauforts

These coastal Carolinas communities share more than a name. By Cele & Lynn Seldon We say Bew-fert, they say Bo-fert, but — however you pronounce it — we’re talking about two top coastal Carolina towns. Named after English politician Henry Somerset,...

Mills to Meals

By Kimberly Button Across the Carolinas, mills were the backbone of the economy for many communities for generations. When industries left to relocate overseas, entire cities and towns suffered, as did supporting businesses. Today, these former mills are gaining new life....

Member Spotlight: Captain Maurice Davis

Whether you’re a local or a tourist to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, chances are you’ve heard of AAA Member Captain Maurice Davis. Davis is the skipper of the Capt. Stacy IV, the head boat for the Capt. Stacy Fishing...

Three Cheers for the Beard!

By Jason Frye Beards are big these days. There are even clubs, associations, societies and competitions built around them. In Charleston, South Carolina, The Holy City Beard and Mustache Society holds get togethers and an annual competition for the facially...

Latest News

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...