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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 Orange Beach on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. It’s enough to lay in the soft sand, watching...

What’s your travel Style?

  We all have a favorite way to vacation. Some travelers like to be pampered. Others thrive on outdoor exploration. Many enjoy expanding their knowledge when they travel. There are limitless travel options across the globe on land and sea....

Go Explore and Save in Charlotte!

If you read our Go Explore article "Queen City Sites" about Charlotte, North Carolina, and are ready for a road trip, read on to see all the discounts you'll receive with your AAA Membership! Discounts on Diversions AAA Members receive $1...

6 Insider Tips For Your Next Disney Trip

by Ashley M. Biggers Many families dream of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Dreaming can quickly turn to confusion when trip planning begins and a slew of questions arise. With AAA Travel partners like TouringPlans.com, the planning process is...

Experience the Highs and Lows of North Carolina’s Outer Banks

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE by Karon Warren The Outer Banks of North Carolina has long been known as a beach destination that visitors return to year after year. But there’s much more to the Outer Banks than just the beach.     The Highs Take to the...

A Haunted Getaway in Historic Savannah

Editor's Escape If hunting ghosts is your idea of a great Halloween diversion, you’re in luck! Savannah is a convenient road trip destination from the Carolinas. It’s also Georgia’s oldest city, and has a reputation of being one of the...

Pecan Crazy in Florence

By Jen Tota McGivney Pecan cotton candy. Butter pecan funnel cake. Pecan pizza. And pecan pie. Lots of pecan pie. Each fall, Florence hosts South Carolina’s official Pecan Festival. It’s a celebration of the South’s favorite nut. Each of the 50-plus food vendors here...

Family Fun in Sevierville, Tennessee

Editor's Escape By Kristy Tolley This summer, my daughter’s national dance competition took place in Sevierville, Tennessee. We’d visited the area before, but didn’t get to explore as much as we would have liked. This time, we decided to roll into...

Ballantyne Girlfriend Getaway

My friends and I love to make a big deal about our birthdays — especially those milestones. This year marked my big “Five O,” so it was my turn to be spoiled. I couldn’t imagine a better way to...

Labor Day Road Trips and Tips

The long Labor Day weekend is often people's last chance to squeeze in a summer getaway. Gas prices tend to be lower in the southeast so many Carolinians take this opportunity to head out on a road trip. With...
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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...

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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...