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Find the Best Days to Travel and Times to Book for Thanksgiving

Finding the best deal on flights during the holidays is never easy. People often overpay by booking too early or end up on a less-than-ideal flight because they waited too long. Best Time to Book “Holiday travelers should make their...

Never Get Your Suitcase Bumped from the Overhead Bin Again

Having the right size suitcase is essential when traveling. The ever-changing boarding groups, fees for larger carry-ons, and penalties for inadvertently gate-checking a bag becoming commonplace, knowing your suitcase will fit under the seat in front of you is...

California Wine Country Getaway

Editor's Escape I love wine. Although I strive to learn more about wine traits, styles and etiquette, I’m certainly no expert. A few years ago, friends of mine and I began a quarterly wine club. We thought it was a...

AAA’s Best Places to see the Stars in 2019

The expansive Milky Way, a falling star caught on the horizon, thousands upon thousands of twinkling stars – watching the night sky reminds of the vastness of the universe. Sadly, seeing all the cosmic splendor has become increasingly difficult...

AAA’s Top Romance Destinations

Everyone needs a little romance in their life. Here are our suggestions: FRANCE Is there any place more likely to conjure l’amore than France? From Paris to Provence, the French know how to make everything romantic. Paris certainly has food, wine,...

AAA’s Best Family Adventures for 2019

Family vacations are important. When you are away from your every day "to do" list, you can pay more attention to each other. Here are AAA's recommendations on where to create those family memories in 2019. ORLANDO Yes, Orlando is a...

AAA’s Top Wildlife Destinations for 2019

From trekking with a giant tortoise in the Galapagos to ah-ing at Australia’s koalas, the world is full of incredible wildlife vacations to experience. If you’re an animal lover, you won’t want to miss these unforgettable wildlife destinations. GALAPAGOS Part of...

Africa’s Great Migration

The Great Migration is the largest mass movement of land mammals on Earth, when more than a million wildebeest—along with hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle circle through the Serengeti plains in Tanzania and Masai Mara Reserve in...

ESSENTIALS: Miami Beach

Miami – and just across the bridge to Miami Beach - boasts picturesque beaches, exceptional nightlife, plentiful shopping, and delicious dining options. Although there is an abundance of things to do in the city and on the beach, don’t...

ESSENTIALS: Las Vegas

Neon, one-armed bandits, world-class entertainment, gourmet restaurants, swanky shops and nightclubs galore. This is Vegas and its 24/7. The massive Vegas Strip hotels look positively Lilliputian from the top of the Stratosphere Tower (2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.), the tallest...

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Sublime Sanibel

By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates Filled with sunny charm and secluded beaches, Sanibel Island’s the ultimate Florida beach town. It’s only three miles...

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...

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 Coast,” a moniker to spotlight...

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...