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North Alabama is full of adventure! If you love food, we've got it. If you love festivals, we've got them. If you love the outdoors, we've got plenty of places to explore. Whatever you love, we're sure to have something for you. Check out our blog posts, and you'll see what we mean.

The beauty in north Alabama runs deep – literally. From the depths of Cathedral Caverns to the mountaintop vistas at Lake Guntersville State Park, the landscape diversity and natural beauty are world-class. As if that weren’t enough to enjoy, nationally recognized artisans, award-winning local wineries, and mouth-watering local eateries satisfy every appetite for a multi-day vacation.

My work as a

Need a getaway for just the two of you? How about a rustic, romantic weekend in north Alabama? There are many lakeside cabins, mountaintop chalets, and bluff-top rooms all across the region to spend getting away from it all. Sip champagne and admire the view from your balcony or curl up fireside under a cozy blanket. Whichever you choose, this getaway will be one to remember.

Bear Creek Log Cabins

February is a time of intentional reflection and celebration of African American history and culture. Many times we focus on well-known greats such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, etc…but what about those less known facts that may have taken place right where you live? Do you know about the people in your local community that has made or are making a contribution to history?

TVA Map of Flint River

Whether you are stepping into your boat or onto your board for the first time or have logged enough hours on the water to rival the best of guides, having a little back-pocket information is key. Here is some simple information about some of the Tennessee River Valley’s best paddles–where to show up, how to get there and what to bring along for the ride.

One of the most amazing things about the

We live in a social media world, and we have learned to look at our surroundings through the lens of social media. It's like we've all become mini photographers looking for the best setting to create the best-looking post on our social accounts. Check out our list of the most Instagrammable places - one from each of the 16 counties we represent - in north Alabama that were chosen by our followers.

It’s almost Christmas break, and the kids will be out of school and in your hair. What is there to do in North Alabama to entertain the kids and hold onto your sanity? Relax and check out these fun activities that can pass the time during the break.

EarlyWorks Museum

EarlyWorks Museum in Huntsville has a lot of cool things to see and several hands-on activities for kids. Don't miss story time by

Most kids have a lot of toys and then receive a lot more toys for Christmas. If a family has two or more kids, these toys can really add up quickly. And typically, many kids lose interest in their new toys after a couple of weeks, sending them to the toy box never to be played with again until it’s time to clean out and donate. Instead of giving children another toy to lie around, how about giving

Made in North Alabama Christmas Gifts

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Melea Hames

As friends and family select the perfect gifts, they imagine the look of excitement on loved ones' faces when the package is opened. North Alabama is home to many unique attractions, and when it comes to finding that perfect unique Christmas gift, look no further than north Alabama for one-of-a-kind gifts that are made right here in north Alabama and are sure to bring a smile to loved ones’ faces.

Holiday Events in North Alabama

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Melea Hames

The holidays might look a little different this year, but there's still a lot of fun to be had! Masks, social distancing, pre-sale tickets, and limited crowds are part of almost every event's holiday protocol, but please check each event's procedures for this year as each has special precautions in place to ensure everyone's safety while we have a fun but safe holiday season. So check out these

Holiday Wine Pairings

Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Melea Hames

As the holidays quickly approach, one of the first things on busy agendas is the holiday meal. This year as the turkey, dressing, sides, and desserts are prepared, consider what wines could be served to make the holiday meal complete. Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association was instrumental in creating the Alabama Wine Trail, and there are several family operated wineries across the state that