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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 Coast,” a moniker to spotlight...

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...

Traveler

Living the Dream

By Kristy Tolley After raising her two children and managing a busy family life, Vicki Balk decided it was time...

Luxury Sailing to the Galapagos

Explore the Galapagos on Celebrity Flora The Galapagos Islands are one of the most extraordinary places on earth and should be visited, at least once,...

New Zealand Travel Update

Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, air and cruise travelers headed to New Zealand will need to hold an electronic visa waiver. This also applies to...

Transatlantic Cruises: The Only Way to Cross

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by ship is a travel bucket list item for many. A transatlantic crossing remains a great way to go, even...

The Ultimate Way to Experience Europe

Travelers eager to explore Europe in luxury have exciting options for 2017. Luxury Gold®, curated by Insight Vacations, is offering 39 outstanding itineraries across...

Latest News

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...

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 wide (at its widest point)...

Culture and Cruising: 5 Ways in Greece

By Stacey Zable When sailing out of Piraeus (Athens) with Celestyal Cruises, a home-port cruise line in Greece, guests can embrace the locale both on...

10 Ways to be a Kid Again on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE By Vanessa Infanzon The lure of white sandy beaches and aqua-colored water brings guests from all over the United States to Gulf Shores and...

Telltale Signs You Need New Brakes

You constantly rely on your brakes to slow and stop your vehicle, making them essential to its overall safety. Are you sure your brakes...

Insurance

How a Ticket Will Affect Your NC Insurance Premium

Most of us have gotten a ticket while driving, whether you were speeding, under the influence while driving, recklessly driving...

Lightning Quick Tips for Saving Energy

Saving energy is good for the environment and saves you money. Year-round there are all kinds of ways that can...

What Vehicle Best Fits Your Personality Type?

The type of vehicle you drive is part of your personality.  Like the way we dress our bodies and...

What to do with Your Pet on Moving Day

Moving to a new home can be an exciting time for your family, but keep in mind that your...

AAA Agent Invests in the Community

At AAA, we recognize the satisfaction that comes from incorporating service to others into our lives, and many of...

Car Care

Technician Spotlight: Thomas Judson

We don’t like to brag here at AAA Car Care, because the quality of our service simply speaks for itself. But sometimes we just...

The 4 Most Scorching Effects of Heat on Your Vehicle

The summer heat sure beats those icy cold winters, but rising temps can take a real toll on your vehicle. From your tires wearing...

How Thin Is Too Thin?

Brake pads are a small but critical part of your vehicle’s overall performance. For that reason, it’s helpful to know how thin is too...

Must Read

#AAAtravelselfies: See Yourself in Reykjavik, Iceland

A lively city center, Viking history, coastal views and the Northern Lights make a trip to the capital of Iceland well worth it. Reykjavik...

The Lowdown on Belts & Hoses

Belts and hoses are essential to your car's operating systems. Hoses are used to carry many liquids such as fuel, oil, coolant, and transmission...

Come “Fly” With Me

Revisit the glory days of air travel — when passengers dressed to the hilt to travel, cocktails flowed freely, gourmet food was served by...

Featured Frights: Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando Resort

Its almost my FAVORITE time of year … Halloween! But all the costumes and parties and candy and pumpkins pale in comparison to Universal...

Member-Only Itineraries

AAA Members anxious to enjoy one-of-a-kind travel experiences can book trips with AAA’s Exclusive Vacations. Offering several itineraries across Europe and North America, Exclusive...

A Beach for Every Bum

Shell collectors On the barrier island just north of Port Aransas, Texas, San Jose Island stands as a shell collector’s paradise. Home to lightning...

Lifestyle Magazine

Smart Technology Replaces Traditional Keycards

News of the new Ocean Medallion — a coin-size accessory that will be given to all Regal Princess passengers traveling from Fort Lauderdale this November — is already making waves in the cruising industry. Likened to Disney’s wristband, the...

Elvis Week in Memphis TN

Every August, fans from around the world gather at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, to celebrate and honor the life of Elvis Presley. During Elvis...

What To Do After a Flood – Tips for Filing Insurance Claims

Wondering what to do after a flood? While fully recovering might take a good deal of time, there are a few things that will help...

Preventative Maintenance – 4 Healthy Habits for Your Car

Just like your body, your car needs proper care to function properly and efficiently. If you begin healthy car habits early, you’ll likely get...

Savings Accounts: Not Just for Your Parents Anymore

Try this analogy on for size: A well-balanced diet and exercise are to physical health as savings accounts are to your financial health. In...

AAA Travel

World Beer Festival in Raleigh

The World Beer Festival offers the best place to explore new local breweries, without having to buy a 6-pack. Sample from a collection of...

Top Tips for Solo Travelers

With over 90 million single people in the U.S. today, solo travelers are sure to continue rising in number.  Today people of all ages are...

Travel Agent Tales: Mandy Hough

AAA Travel Specialist Mandy Hough first traveled overseas at the age of 16 when she ventured to England and France. “I loved the accents of...

Agent Tales: Cassie Stallings

Travel Agent Cassie Stallings has worked at AAA for six years, and her love for travel began with the desire to explore the unknown....

Europe’s Most Impressive Castles

Have you ever dreamed of visiting a European castle? Many are open to the public and can be viewed year round. For your next European...

Disney Download: Pandora Preview

If you're a fan of all things Disney, you'll want to be one of the first to experience Pandora: The World of Avatar at...

Membership

Resolve to Get Peace of Mind During Tax Season and All Year Long

Looking forward to your tax return? So are identity thieves. Tax refund fraud is one of the biggest challenges facing the IRS. The IRS identified...

Carolina Current Events: August

Don't let the August heat deter you from visiting some of the best international festivals in the Carolinas. Every August, you won't have to...

Voting 101: Are You Prepared for the Polls?

This year's upcoming presidential election has made for one of the most contentious races in years. No matter where you come down on the issues, it...

5 Easy Ways to Save Money

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to save money. Whether you’re saving for vacation, a college fund, retirement, paying off loans,...

More AAA

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...

5 Best Cities for Adventurous Foodies

by Bob Ecker 1. Mumbai, India One of the great things about dining in Mumbai is the price. For barely $10, you can have the meal...

2016 Toyota Avalon Continues as Flagship Sedan

Avalon is Toyota’s flagship sedan and while it hasn’t changed significantly since a 2013 major overhaul, it still remains a comfortable full-size sedan with...

Trip Notes: Nine Best Travel Packing Hacks

There are two types of travelers: those who pack light and those who wish they had. Packing efficiently gives you the freedom of keeping...

New Bern: Charm and history abound in NC’s second-oldest town

The charming town of New Bern is situated at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers in eastern North Carolina. Home to about...

Pregnant? How to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Eating for two? While this truism sounds good in theory (who doesn’t want an excuse to indulge?), it’s important not to gain excessive weight...

So You Want to Do a Triathlon? Train Like a Pro

The thought of competing in a triathlon can be intimidating, but kudos if you’re thinking of doing your first (or second or third) tri....

Carolinas

Dining With a View

Waterfront Restaurants in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands When travelers plan their North Carolina beach vacation, they are often in search of delicious...

Festival Fun

Explore a new town, try different foods & enjoy summer with these Carolina celebrations. Cities & towns in the Carolinas celebrate history & honor traditions...

Get a Discount at the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Celebrate 25 Years of “Huzzah!” at this year’s annual Carolina Renaissance Festival, open Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 18. Jousting knights, falconry...

Southern Classics

Family stories behind our summer staples. This summer, if you’re feeling cheery, cheesy, spicy or nutty, you can match your mood with a product made...