Alabama

The sugar white sands of Gulf Shores Alabama are perfect for reading under an umbrella

Four Seasons on the Alabama Gulf Coast for Every Season of Life

The seasons on the Alabama Gulf Coast each hold their unique appeal. Spring weather is perfect for uplifting a mood out of a winter mindset and too much time indoors. Summer is synonymous with family vacations. Fall is the time to cool off, take long walks, and go to a seafood festival. Winter is the time to gear down and enjoy the holidays at a leisurely pace.

Hike Dismals Canyon in North Alabama

Hike Alabama’s Dismals Canyon and Visit Rattlesnake Saloon

Dismals Canyon — just a short drive from Birmingham If you love to hike, one of the best hikes is in northwest Alabama. Dismals Canyon is privately owned and located in Phil Campbell, only about an hour and a half drive from Birmingham. The area was designated as a “national nature landmark” in 1975. It spreads 85 acres and is definitely one of the most amazing natural areas in our state. The hike also features two waterfalls along with hidden chambers and small caverns for those who also enjoy exploring caves. Appreciate the gift of nature As a young child, …

Fairhope, Alabama, my small-town dream

When I was six years old, we were awakened in the wee morning hours one summer night to the sound of car horns blowing and people yelling from their car windows — “jubilee.”  Fairhope was awake and everyone was headed to the bay.  I thought it was a dream. The Fairhope, Alabama  area on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay is one of two places in the world that experiences a natural phenomenon known as a “jubilee.” Due to unusual atmospheric conditions and a reduction in oxygen levels in the water, bottom-type fish and crustaceans are forced towards the shore into shallow water.  …