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.Read More
Ever thought, how come only the kids get to go to space camp? Huntsville, Ala. has a program where not only kids can find out what it’s like to train for a space mission, but parents can join in the fun too.
When you think about things to do in Huntsville, AL, you think about the Space Museum, right?? In sixth grade our whole class was supposed to go theSpace and Rocket Center for a long weekend as part of our Science studies that year. Unfortunately, it was the same weekend my father had to have knee surgery. My mom was working so it fell to me to stay home and play nurse instead of going on the field trip. Ever since I’ve been dying to go and see the museum.
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.