65.9 F
Charlotte
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Central & South America

Finding Your Pura Vida

Discover what Costa Ricans’ favorite phrase means to you—whether you’re drawn to the country’s nature, adventure, beaches or pampering places. Pura Vida! This signature Costa Rican expression shows up in all kinds of dialogue—as a greeting, as a good-bye, as a...

Puerto Vallarta: A Hot Spot for Art and Fine Dining

You may initially come to Puerto Vallarta for a beach escape, but its arts and dining scene will draw you back. Unlike other Mexican resort destinations, Puerto Vallarta is a living, breathing city with a population around 250,000 and...

Puerto Montt: The Heart of Chile’s Lake District

Ecologico snorted from the edge of his horse stall as Penny Detrisac leaned against his stall gate positioning herself to snap a photo of her husband Paul, hugging the friendly Chilean mare Encanto on the opposite side of the...

Panama: Perusing a Multi-Faceted Culture

Touching down in Panama for the first time, the vision of streets and buildings being hammered and shoveled into completion assaults your senses. Nearly every corner of Panama City appears to be under urgent construction. Famous for the legendary...

Circling Cape Horn Fullfills Cruise Ship Passengers’ Dreams

Holland America's ms Veendam sailed around Cape Horn on Dec. 8, 2012, the crossover point from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic at the tip of South America, a destination event sought by many of the cruise ship's passengers.Most...

Enchanting Puerto Rico

Somewhere else in the world, it’s morning. But while casually strolling the worn cobblestone streets of Old San Juan on the island of Puerto Rico, I try to imagine another Caribbean destination with such warmth, appeal and diversity.The sun-drenched,...

Latest News

Essential Car Maintenance for the Essential Worker

More cities and states are issuing “stay-at-home” orders, and AAA encourages anyone who can stay off the road to...

How to Take Care of your Car When Not Driving for a Month

The current “stay-at-home” orders in the Carolinas mean that many people are rarely leaving their house. That means their vehicles are sitting idle as...

Top Book Picks for Literary Travel

While many of us are social distancing and temporarily putting travel plans on hold, we can still dream of all the wonderful places we...

Subaru Legacy Gets a Complete Makeover for 2020 – AAA Auto Buying Review

The venerable Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan begins its seventh generation with a complete 2020 makeover. It now offers an upgraded cabin, additional safety features,...

Explore the Outdoors…Online!

NEWS Explore Asheville has curated a virtual escape with restless, homebound souls in mind. From virtual hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a much-needed...