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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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

Lights, Camera, Action…Travel!

By Cortney Fries Home of Thrones (Brendan Vacations) Movie/Show: Game of Thrones Location: Explore the rolling hills, sweeping vistas and mystical treasures...

The NEXT Big Thing

By Lynn & Cele Seldon Known for its six luxurious ships and culinary- and destination-focused itineraries, Oceania Cruises is primed to become better than ever,...

Connoisseur Collection

Designed to indulge even the most discerning epicurean, Uniworld’s new Connoisseur Collection explores the regional uniqueness of French cuisine. Sailors embarking on select departures...

The Life and Fashion of Princess Diana

Twenty years after her death, the world remains intrigued by Diana, Princess of Wales. In a new exhibition at Kensington Palace, where the world’s...

Your Story: A Disney Dream Job

Haley Cobb and Hunter Haag were the kind of kids who knew exactly what they wanted to do when they grew up. Family vacations...

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

Holiday Hazards for Your Pet

With the holidays right around the corner, there are certain dangers to be aware of that could make your...

The Best Beaches in the Carolinas

North and South Carolina have some of the best beaches and it can be hard to narrow down the...

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...

Thanksgiving Traditions: Find Your Way to Celebrate

Thanksgiving traditions are a big part of this fall holiday, and families all have their own way of celebrating. From...

Wedding Timeline, Part 1: Venue

Congratulations—you’re engaged! Now comes the fun part: planning the wedding. One of the first steps is choosing a venue,...

Car Care

Cars on Camera: Automotive Movies & TV Part IV

With so many options available on TV, Netflix, and other streaming services, it can be overwhelming to try and find something to watch. From comedies,...

Employee Spotlight: Tom Judson

Tom Judson has been with AAA Car Care for almost eleven years. As a facility manager, Tom enjoys the teamwork and friendships he's built...

Take the Scenic Route: Best Road Trip – Drives Part I

If going on a scenic road trip is on your bucket list, pack your bags, prep your car or rent a car with your discount...

Must Read

5 Ways to Repair Your Credit Score

Your credit score is one of the most important items to know and keep in good standing.  Good credit makes your life less expensive....

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...

Explore India by Land and by Cruise

Discover the romance of the golden triangle and the sacred ganges as you explore India. More than many other destinations, India seems to remain a...

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...

Unmarked Police Cars: What You Should Know

The use of unmarked police cars is a point of some controversy, as there have been cases of criminals impersonating police and preying on...

Update Your Flood Insurance Policy Before It’s Too Late

Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause catastrophic damage along the Carolina coastline and several hundred miles inland. Protecting your family and property begins long...

Lifestyle Magazine

#capturingCarolinas: Charlotte Thrills and Frills, Part 2

After an insanely hot summer, folks are looking forward to fall, but not just for the dip in temperature. There are many opportunities for fall fun in the Carolinas, and AAA members can embrace them all with discounts to...

2018 Lexus IS 300 Adds Horsepower and Features

The feisty, fun to drive, well-handling 2018 Lexus IS 300 adds five more horses to its V6 engine this year, a choice between all-wheel...

Editor’s Escape: Five Favorites on My Travel Bookshelf

Editor's Escape I’m a huge book nerd. While time constraints often interfere with the amount of reading I’d like to do, I try to read...

Political Fever in D.C.

Political fever isn’t the only thing sweeping through Washington, D.C. these days. Museums and fresh exhibitions are opening (and re-opening), hotel packages are available...

National Plan For Vacation Day Will Help You Finally Get Away

National Plan for Vacation Day 2019 is on January 29, and AAA encourages Americans to reap the benefits of taking a break while giving...

AAA Travel

7 Wonders of North America

Grand Canyon, AZ See nearly 2 billion years of Earth’s geological history exposed in 277 river miles, up to 18 miles wide and one mile...

What to Pack: Cruise Ship Dress Attire

Do fashion laws on land apply to the sea? That depends whom you ask. According to cruisecritic.com, every cruise line has a different dress...

The Hawaiian Islands – Oahu

Aloha! Hawai’i is truly America’s paradise. We call it a “Paradise without a Passport.” Whether you’re looking for an active adventure or just lazing...

Thanksgiving Travel Tips: Driving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a notoriously busy travel time. But a little advanced planning goes a long way to making your holiday road easier...

Tips to increase your chances of getting a flight upgrade

If you are like most of us, you rarely, if ever, book first-class tickets for your flights. Sometimes passengers are offered free upgrades on flights, and...

Celebrate Sally Ride: Salute to an American Hero

Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in space on June 18th, 1983. As a graduate of Stanford University with a degree...

Membership

Great Things You Can do With Your Tax Refund

Saving money is hard. And when we do manage to have a little extra, after we take care of all the good, responsible accounts (retirement,...

Christmas Comes Early: Gift Ideas for the Traveler

Of all the things to look forward to around the holidays, travel typically isn’t one of them. While seeing family and loved ones may...

Crosswalks, Jughandles, Roundabouts

Can you handle a jughandle? Rule a roundabout? Walk a crosswalk with aplomb? If so, you are ahead of the game. Many drivers, cyclists,...

March Madness Party Ideas

March Madness, people. It’s almost upon us. And, if you’ve been looking for the perfect party to “own,” one for which you can flex...

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Commercial Liability Policies: What Are They, How Do They Work, and Are They Right for You?

Owning a business requires a lot of hard work and planning. One of the wisest things you can do as a business owner is...

Travel Stories

My passion for travel was ignited the summer after I graduated from high school. I had saved my babysitting money for several years for...

De-icing Your Vehicle This Winter

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and we all know what that means. Visibility is poor, and the potential for accidents is higher. But...

#AAAtravelselfies: See Yourself in Lisbon, Portugal

A hilly coastal city of old pastel colored buildings and decorative ceramic tiles known for café culture and fado music—Lisbon, Portugal.   One of the best...

Land of Pure Life

Costa Rica's vibrant, exotic sights, sounds and flavors create a wonderland for travelers.   Hear howler monkeys call out through a misty rainforest, savor the tangy...

Celebrate Sally Ride: Salute to an American Hero

Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in space on June 18th, 1983. As a graduate of Stanford University with a degree...

Icy Road Conditions & What to Do When You Encounter Them

Unpredictable weather during the winter months can cause dangerous driving conditions on all roads, including well-traveled highways. After snow or freezing rain falls, roads...

Carolinas

Editor’s Escape: Made in the Carolinas

Editor's Escape Shopping for holiday gifts is one of my most favorite things to do. I often ditch the mall and seek out unique items...

Twinkle and Glitter

See the holidays in a whole new light. Decorated with thousands of dazzling bulbs and filled with wintery surprises, these five twinkling locales are...

Looking for Soul in All the Right Places

Soul food is almost synonymous with the South. That’s certainly the case in historic Southern cities like Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA. A day...

Member Spotlight: Viola Gianni and James Antisdel

AAA Member Spotlight When Viola Gianni first met James Antisdel on a blind date, she knew one thing in advance: Traveling was a big part...