Travel http://wunc.org en Busy Holiday Travel Underway http://wunc.org/post/busy-holiday-travel-underway <p>Cheaper gas prices and a recovering economy could mean more people hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday this week.</p><p>AAA Carolinas says gas is $.07 cheaper than last year, but almost $.30 less-expensive than it was Labor Day weekend. Spokeswoman Angela Daley says 36,000 more people plan to travel by car for the holiday this year. &nbsp;She says the increase in traffic is most likely a sign of economic recovery.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:39:08 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 26479 at http://wunc.org Busy Holiday Travel Underway Radio Documentarian Spends A Year Riding Cargo Ships http://wunc.org/post/radio-documentarian-spends-year-riding-cargo-ships <p><span><a href="http://transom.org/?cat=63">Allison Swaim </a>spent a year at sea. She rode on eight different cargo ships, documenting life onboard and circumnavigating the world. </span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:00:59 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 20337 at http://wunc.org Radio Documentarian Spends A Year Riding Cargo Ships What Is North Carolina’s Sexiest City? http://wunc.org/post/what-north-carolina-s-sexiest-city <p>Greensboro may have just gained a <a href="/post/downtown-greensboro-welcomes-first-grocery-market-40-years" style="line-height: 1.5;">new downtown grocery </a><a href="/post/downtown-greensboro-welcomes-first-grocery-market-40-years" style="line-height: 1.5;">store</a>and hosted this year's <a href="/post/memories-abound-acc-tournament-turns-60" style="line-height: 1.5;">ACC Basketball Tournament</a>, but according to some, it is still lacking in one area: sexiness. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:06:05 +0000 Laura Candler 12750 at http://wunc.org What Is North Carolina’s Sexiest City? AAA Expecting 2.5 Million Travelers This Holiday Season http://wunc.org/post/aaa-expecting-25-million-travelers-holiday-season <p>More than two and a half million North Carolinians are expected to travel during the next couple of weeks. AAA expects a two-percent increase in travel this holiday season. Angela Daley, with AAA Carolinas says gas prices are down only slightly from a year ago, but have fallen significantly in the last few months.<br>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:50:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 6343 at http://wunc.org Roads Expected To Be Busier This Holiday http://wunc.org/post/roads-expected-be-busier-holiday <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">You won't be alone if you're planning on driving to your destination this Thanksgiving holiday. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:55:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 5432 at http://wunc.org RDU Offers Traveler Rewards Program http://wunc.org/post/rdu-offers-traveler-rewards-program <p>Passengers who travel through Raleigh-Durham Airport will have a chance to earn rewards for their business.<br><br>Things will get really busy very soon at RDU Airport.<br><br>Michael Landguth: "Friday actually kicks off the busiest travel period of the year for RDU so we want to introduce a new program."<br> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 4656 at http://wunc.org Isaac May Dampen Labor Day Weekend Travel http://wunc.org/post/isaac-may-dampen-labor-day-weekend-travel <p>Tropical Storm Isaac may be far from North Carolina, but it could put a damper on Labor Day weekend travel plans in the Tar Heel state. Angela Daley is with AAA Carolinas. She says the storm has been disrupting oil production at Gulf Coast refineries.<br><br>Angela Daley says, "Gas prices had been going up all summer, but certainly in the past few days we've seen a huge spike of almost 10 cents in just a few days. So that's pretty significant, and we think a lot of last-minute travelers will choose not to travel this weekend."<br> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 1770 at http://wunc.org Roads Will Be Busy For Memorial Day Weekend http://wunc.org/post/roads-will-be-busy-memorial-day-weekend <p>The summertime travel season gets underway today. Officials at the State Department of Transportation are suspending most road works for the Memorial Day weekend. Tom Crosby works for <a href="http://carolinas.aaa.com/" target="_blank">AAA Carolinas</a>. He says nearly a million drivers will be on North Carolina roads and highways this weekend, partly because gas prices have dropped from this time last year.<br> Fri, 25 May 2012 13:10:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2440 at http://wunc.org Holiday Travel Getting Underway http://wunc.org/post/holiday-travel-getting-underway <p>Many North Carolinians will be traveling this year for the Thanksgiving holiday. About 200 thousand people are expected to fly through Raleigh-Durham airport over the long weekend. And nearly a million and a quarter residents say they'll travel 50 miles or more from home, according to Triple-A Carolinas. Greer Beatty is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation. She says with all that traffic people should make sure they turn off their cell phones and avoid other distractions when they're behind the wheel.<br> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7191 at http://wunc.org