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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...

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...

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...

Go Explore: Old 96 District

By Mike Dojc This upper western swath of South Carolina is a bastion of outdoor adventure — six state parks all on a body of water, teeming with over 250 miles of trails to bike or hike. Beyond nature’s call,...

A Weekend in the Heart of North Carolina

By Vanessa Infanzon In between North Carolina’s mountains and beaches is the heart of the state. It encompasses nine towns in Randolph County. It’s also home to Seagrove, the Handmade Pottery Capital of the United States, and the North Carolina...

Pecan Crazy in Florence

By Jen Tota McGivney Pecan cotton candy. Butter pecan funnel cake. Pecan pizza. And pecan pie. Lots of pecan pie. Each fall, Florence hosts South Carolina’s official Pecan Festival. It’s a celebration of the South’s favorite nut. Each of the 50-plus food vendors here...

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 new brochure design goes back to the root campaign developed by the Johnston County Visitors...

Come and Get It!

By Vanessa Infanzon Four of our favorite comfort foods and where to find them in the Carolinas Cooler weather begs for foods that warm our souls and fill our bellies. Comfort foods remind us of family dinners and reunions, and Sunday...

6 Picks for Fall Fun

From musical celebrations to cultural events, these autumn festivals make ideal weekend road trips.     Mountaineer Folk Festival  (Spencer, Tennessee) Sept. 6-8, 2019 ---- Held each year in Fall Creek Falls State Park, this festival showcases the cultural history of the Cumberland...

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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...