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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 in the south worth a...

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...

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...

Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country Set to Open June 15

After much careful preparation, Dollywood Parks and Resorts will soon reopen. It will begin with the opening of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa on...

Traveler

River of Gold

Centuries-old pastel houses cling precariously to the steep Douro riverbanks. Gloriously sculpted church towers point heavenward. The intricate steel...

Disney Explores Iceland

Next year, Adventures by Disney will add Iceland to its family vacation destinations offerings. Explore the diverse landscapes of the country and discover the...

Road Trippin’ Down Under

Written by Eric Plante  |  Illustrated by Steve Stankiewicz Perhaps no other scenic drive brings the 'road warrior' spirit to life like Australia's Great Ocean...

Alaska: Cruising More for Families

Snow-streaked mountains rose up out of the water, their steel gray peaks reflected in placid Glacier Bay. The sky was blue, a rare sunlit...

The Beauty of Barbados

Craving some Caribbean sun? American Airlines just made it a whole lot easier to feed that need with new direct flights from Charlotte to...

Latest News

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...

Puerto Rico: An Island for All Reasons

By Beth D’Addono Dreaming of an island escape? A place to recharge on the beach and simply be a human being? Or do you hanker...

Cities We Love: Atlanta, Georgia

By Katie McElveen If your experience with Atlanta is limited to its sprawling airport (it’s the world’s busiest), it’s time to head further afield. Beyond...

In the Footsteps of Freedom

Immerse yourself in American history where much of it began. By Kristy Tolley From visiting monuments honoring America’s sons and daughters in Washington, D.C., to strolling...

A Walk on the Great White Continent of Antarctica

One member checks off a bucket-list item in Antarctica. By Maria Lenhart The Seventh Continent In her 70-plus years, real estate broker and intrepid traveler Linda Coite...

Insurance

Safety First: Ridesharing and Potential Insurance Gaps

Our commitment to our customers—and to safety—is of paramount importance to us. Part of that commitment involves educating you...

Home Systems Protection covers items essential to daily life

Aside from the actual structure, home systems are typically homeowners’ most valuable property. Just think, a central air conditioning...

Turkey Frying Dangers: How to Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is approaching, and with it comes the promise of a feast: stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and, for...

Spring Festivals in the Carolinas

North and South Carolina have many spring festivals, and it's no wonder with the beautiful weather. From barbecue and chowder...

Trick or Treating? Be Polite, Be Safe

The air is crisp and cool, which means that little ghosts and goblins will soon take to the streets...

Car Care

What is “FLAT-EAU?”

With half the year already in our system, a few races under our belts, and the weather getting hotter and more humid with summer,...

Pros and Cons of Waxing Your Car

Almost all cars manufactures have a clear coat finish, so is it necessary to still wax your car? Most professionals believe that waxing is...

Cool Car Gadgets

It's not too soon to start thinking about holiday shopping. Before you know it, the holiday decorations will take over the stores, and the mad...

Must Read

Holiday Lighting Safety: Inside & Outside

Most of us grew up watching Chevy Chase play Clark Griswold in the classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation movie.  Although it was hilarious to watch as he...

For the Photographer: 10 Most Photogenic Landscapes

The natural inclination for most of us when we see a beautiful sunrise, sunset, mountain range, stream or urban setting is to take a...

Your Bahamas Cruise Port Primer

There’s a reason Nassau and Freeport are such popular cruise ship ports. Offering easy access to gorgeous, sun-splashed beaches, shopping, adventure, and local restaurants...

Cold Weather Car Hazards

In addition to ice and snow, driving in the winter months can be hazardous in other ways. When it comes to potential cold weather...

On Location: Lights, Camera, Action!

Producers search the world’s farthest untouched corners for landscapes reflecting the drama and intrigue found in Hollywood blockbusters and hit TV scripts. You’ve seen...

Lesser-Known AAA Membership Benefits

AAA Membership benefits extend far more than than you may realize! We constantly strive to provide more advantages and discounts for our members, so...

Lifestyle Magazine

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,...

Southport, NC – Historic Seaport Emerges as Hip Dining Hotspot

There’s a reason more than 40 movies and television productions have chosen the charming coastal town of Southport, NC as their backdrop. With its...

A Quick Hurricane Inventory Checklist to Protect Your Property

With oncoming severe weather, part of being prepared for storm damage is making a hurricane inventory checklist. Whether you rent or own your home,...

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

In the heart of Toronto’s chic Yorkville neighborhood, AAA Five Diamond Four Seasons Hotel Toronto offers everything a traveler needs for an unforgettable stay....

New to the Area? Plan a Mountain DayTrip

If you’re new to the Carolinas, you may not know yet that you have easy access to nature’s bounty. What better time to enjoy...

AAA Travel

Is it Time to Replace Your Luggage?

When you purchase luggage, you want it to last forever. Sadly, luggage has a life expectancy, and you will have to replace it at some point. Here...

Unplug and Power Down

Today, technology makes us more connected than ever.  Rarely do we find ourselves without a smart phone close by--we might even feel naked without...

African Safari: Experience the Thrill and Beauty

Are you looking for your next overseas trip to be one with incredible sights, wildlife and an adrenaline rush? Sounds like an African safari...

#AAAtravelselfies: See Yourself in Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany and Germany’s largest city. When visiting, we recommend taking advantage of all the diverse options that this historically...

AmaWaterways – A New Dimension in River Cruising

There’s a new destination on the Danube—AmaWaterways’ most innovative river cruise ship to date, the extraordinary AmaMagna, embarking on her maiden journey in May...

Journey to the White Continent

One vast stretch of the planet has remained beyond humans’ grasp. Antarctica. This frozen continent has never been permanently occupied. It has no towns...

Membership

Car Pet Safety

  For many, our pets might as well be our kids. We love them unconditionally, we worry when they’re sick, we make sure they have...

Tax Day Woes: What the Deadline Means and Who Can Help

Soon, focus will shift from March Madness brackets to tax brackets, as April 15th is fast approaching. If thoughts of forms and filing make...

Ignition Interlock Devices May Be Key to Preventing Impaired Driving

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and AAA is highlighting ignition interlock devices in an effort to reduce repeat drunk driving offenders.  Requiring all drunk driving...

Discount Destinations: Entertainment for the Whole Family!

If you have children or family in town over the Thanksgiving holiday and wonder how you will entertain them, look no further. AAA has...

More AAA

What To Do When You First Board Your Cruise

Boarding a cruise can be overwhelming because you’re on sensory overload and surrounded by other passengers. To make the process easier, board the ship with...

Top 5 REAL Ghost Stories of the Carolinas

Telling ghost stories in the Carolinas is a tradition as old as the states themselves. Ask any local old-timer about spooks and spirits and they will ply...

AAA Vacations: India

India is a beautiful country so rich in culture and history that you want to be sure to get the most of your trip...

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...

Employee Spotlight – Nicole DeBerry – Insurance

Nicole DeBerry - Insurance Consultant - Charlotte, NC says: My brother was the reason I initially applied, he had raved about the company and thought...

People You Should Know: The Gerbers

AAA Carolinas Members Lynne and Roger Gerber are on a mission. Sparked by their own passion for travel, the Gerbers seek to inspire other AAA...

The Evolution of Motor Oil

As automotive technology continues to advance, motor oil is expected to do a lot more than it used to do. Today, motor oils must...

Carolinas

Head Over Hills

Weekend Mountain Drives You'll Flip Over Clear air, waterfalls tucked within Eden-like forests, lively small town main streets — there’s plenty of lure in the...

Horseplay at the World Equestrian Games

The Carolinas boast exciting events for equine sports fans. Just as the entire world eagerly awaits the Olympic Games held every four years, the equestrian...

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...

Christmas in Old Salem Heralds Simpler, Heartfelt Celebrations

Modern Christmas fun for families often includes a visit and photo with St. Nick and the reading of the classic “'Twas the Night Before...