Bravery. Tragedy. Heroism. Those three words come to mind when I think about the Civil Rights Movement. Things are better…but we still have a long way to go. Why? So we don’t make those same mistakes in the future. We’ve highlighted some of the stops along this regional Civil Rights Trail (along with a few state-specific stops): the brave, the tragic, and the heroic.Read More
Orange Beach is Alabama’s coastal community juxtaposing the Gulf of Mexico. A bustling destination for spring breakers and summer vacationers, this family beach retreat is also perfect in the more affordable shoulder season (the spring and bookends to summer). Known for blue-green waters that rush upon soft, white-sand beaches, Orange Beach presents a myriad of accommodations, an amazing culinary scene, adventure and water recreation.
When you think of Mardi Gras, New Orleans immediately comes to mind. But did you know that the first Carnival season festivities in the United States actually began in Mobile? The annual event carries over today, albeit a more family-friendly version, as locals don royal attire on floats and at community balls. It’s definitely among our list of surprising things to do in Mobile, Al!
Gulf Shores is the southern coastal community of Alabama’s lower quadrant, sitting just across the state line from Pensacola and known for sugar-white sandy beaches juxtaposing glorious emerald-tinted waters. Packed with water recreation, fresh seafood and family fun, this area reels in spring breakers, summer vacationers and off-season travelers.
When you think about things to do in Birmingham, AL, most people’s thoughts turn to Civil Rights. In the 50’s and early 60’s, the city…
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know how much I adore the Blue Ridge Mountains. We hike and play there regularly, and I am always enamored with the fly-fisherman we see along the Toccoa or Chattahoochee. I’ve always wanted to try fly-fishing, but I had this idea in my head of who took up the sport. They were always men. They were always older. And they always had far more money than I do.
We worked out the perfect family-friendly itinerary that captures the best of Alabama’s BBQ and beaches!