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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 vacation might seem difficult to pull off on short notice. Not so! For Carolinians, a Caribbean...

The Art of Travel

Travel allows us to explore different landscapes and new foods. Many destinations also offer a memorable cultural component like art or architecture. On land and sea, here are ways to explore and enjoy the arts on your next vacation. Auldbrass...

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 Aruba teems with lures. Aruba boasts miles of powder-fine white sand beaches, varied diversions and upscale...

5 Reasons for a Saba Getaway

This little-known Caribbean island is rich in small-town charm, innovative art, eye-opening vistas and natural treasures. By Jeanine Barone A quick 15-minute flight from St. Maarten, Saba remains off most travelers’ bucket lists because, well, they don’t even know it exists....

5 Fresh Jamaica Wellness Getaways

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher As 2019 winds down, many people begin thinking of health and fitness goals for next year. Jamaica is an easy-to-reach paradise, and these resorts offer wellness getaways that are a fresh idea...

Go Explore: Niagara Falls

by Sandra Chambers Celebrate the holidays immersed in a wonderland of festive lights, tours and activities at Niagara Falls U.S./Canada. From mid-November to January, there’s a plethora of festivities to help bring out the kid in everyone.     Skylon Tower For a spectacular...

Discovering Manitoba’s “Big 5”

By Marilyn Jones I’m huddled against the cold wind and pouring rain with nine other passengers and a guide on a small rubber raft-like Zodiac in the Churchill River. I pay little attention to the inclement weather as I watch...

Exploring World Wars in Europe

By Penny Musco I’ve been interested in World War II nearly all my life. Probably because my parents, maternal grandparents and in-laws all served either in the armed forces or in war-related industries then. I discovered YouTube’s “The Great War”...

Splurge or Save

Five warm winter getaways for every budget Maui, Hawaii From orchid-scented breezes to fresh ahi poke and the sound of hula dancing, Maui is a feast for the senses. Snorkel the colorful reefs, swim with turtles, drive the breathtaking highway to...

The Pleasures of Prague

By Suzanne Ball “You’re so wise to be here now,” the waiter said as he set down my Pilsner Urquell beer and prepared to take my order. “It’s too crowded in the summer.” I didn’t tell him that fall is my...

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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...

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...

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...