What is a North Alabama Ambassador?
Hi everyone, I’m Jennifer Clark. Along with my husband, Kyler, my two daughters, and our very spoiled beagle, I love spending time camping and exploring new places. Camping allows our family to be in some of the most beautiful areas and get the quality time we want as a family. My favorites are small towns, campfires, coffee shops, festivals, and Alabama State Parks. I love sharing my adventures and I hope to inspire you to get out and explore too. Follow along to see Where Will We Go Next.
Coleman Concierge: Jenn & Ed Coleman
Hi! We are Jenn and Ed Coleman aka Coleman Concierge. In a nutshell, we are a Huntsville-based Gen X couple sharing our stories of amazing adventures through activity-driven transformational and experiential travel.
We advocate for sustainable and ethical tourism and truly believe in the power of travel to transform both ourselves as well as the world around us. Our tagline is amazing adventures for ordinary people because we contend that you don’t have to be super-rich, super-fit, or super-anything to have an amazing adventure. Expanding your comfort zone and trying new things will pay huge dividends in both health and happiness.
YouTube As The Crow Flies Hiking
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Brad Felton, AKA “Crow” from “As The Crow Flies Hiking” on YouTube. I am a hiker, backpacker, kayaker, and anything else that involves a trail to adventure. I live in Birmingham and hike all over the Southeast. (You need anymore information?)
Christal & Cash Gamble
Christal and her 6 year old son, Cash, are Learning at Home Enthusiasts from Madison, Alabama. Their Instagram platform, @Mamasweetbaby, was created to give encouragement and inspiration to other parents that believe that the parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. As a long time local that grew up in the Triana area, Christal shares not only her experience as a homeschooler with others but her love of nature and how to use it as an educational tool.
Hi! My name is Mark Hicks. I'm a husband, dad of two boys and a girl. My wife, Jannette, and I love to explore the beautiful state of Alabama. I was born and raised in beautiful northeast Alabama and I reside in Calhoun County. I graduated with a BSB from Faulkner University. I'm a full time photographer, an Army veteran, and a musician. I started my photography endeavor back in 2016, and I really enjoy it. Photography has been an important part of my life. The Hicks family loves camping, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the lovely sounds of waterfalls. I'm a history buff, and nothing excites me more than experiencing a bit of history during our adventures. Alabama is rich in history. We have yet to explore all of Alabama, but it's on our agenda.
I'm a 45 year old husband, father, and love being outdoors. I live in Addison, AL, just a few miles from Bankhead National Forest. I love hiking, camping, backpacking, biking, and kayaking in Bankhead and the Sipsey Wilderness Area (no biking there). I love getting out and finding the waterfalls in and around Bankhead and Sipsey and love to hear or read about the history of those places. My family and I also love to camp at Cherokee Rock Village. It's such a beautiful place. I'm also a baseball fan (Go Angels) and we try to catch a few Trash Pandas games during the season. Follow along for adventures from all over North Alabama.
YouTube Sam Hurst
Hello! We’re the Hurst family (aka s2travels on Instagram) and we love exploring our beautiful home region of North Alabama! Born and raised in NoAla, we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel all around our great state, country, and worldwide, but truly believe that North Alabama is such a hidden gem that we’d love to share. We love everything the area has to offer: hiking, kayaking, camping, local eateries, festivals, and all the unique things that truly make this area Home Sweet Home. We hope you’ll follow along with our little family as we share all our favorite local spots and who knows, maybe we’ll see you there!
Thirteen years ago I moved from a small town in Northeast Arkansas to Huntsville, Alabama. My father had just retired from the US Army and my mother was working as the COO for the United Way of Madison County. I graduated from Grissom High School in 2016, and no I never went to the new school, I was one of the last classes to graduate from the old campus. Huntsville is my home and I have fallen in love with everything that it has to offer! I love Animals, Hiking, Photography, Music, and Food. North AL is my home and I enjoy sharing all that it has to offer. I run ForknHSV on Instagram and Facebook. Follow along with my adventures as I share everything that North AL has to offer.
Hey y'all, for those who don't know me, I am Victoria who is 33yrs old, happily married to my best friend of 5yrs Josh! I am a mother to an 11yr old son, an 8yr old son, and a 2yr old daughter!!! I was born, raised, and stil reside in a small community called Sandtown in Tuscaloosa County. As a child I grew up in nature from the time I started walking with my now almost 90yr old grandfather that I carried the passion for nature from.
In 2021, I gave up my job to become a stay at home mom with the kids full time and little did I know I would become a traveling mom and sharing nature with them as much as we do....but it's become our way of getting away from electronics and learn more about what nature has to offer us and hopefully one day they will carry on the tradition on as well. Hope to inspire a family to get out and adventure more with their kids in nature more!!!
Bio: I grew up in Birmingham, went to college in Tuscaloosa, and currently live in Huntsville as an engineer. I grew up climbing. I was driven outdoors by finding anywhere I could go climb. Climbing quickly turned me into a camper as we would go climbing for a weekend and needed a place to sleep. Camping turned me into a waterfall hunter as I often needed a place to cool down while camping during summer. Waterfall hunting turned me into a hiker as I learned to enjoy the process of finding waterfalls. When I'm not at home, at work, or at Jiu Jitsu, I love exploring the outdoors with my 2 daughters and wife. We love spending our time exploring North Alabama and seeing all the different views, caves, and waterfalls that it has to offer.
Sherye Price grew up in Alabama hiking Bankhead Forest with her family. She learned the value of Leave No Trace from her dad at an early age. Today, she teaches those same guidelines to her nephew and three nieces. Sherye loves to hike and kayak. She is a county-level economic developer who cannot turn down a drive through the backwoods of Alabama, hiking trails, visiting roadside attractions, seeing all things abandoned, or a beautiful sunset.
Angie was raised on Lookout Mountain and has experienced the outdoors in every element. Her passions are hiking, canoeing and rock climbing and she takes pride in her community by organizing litter cleanups each year so visitors can enjoy the pristine scenery.
Over the years she has shared the great outdoors with 1000s of participants through the organization One World Adventure & Little River Waterkeeper that she and her husband founded in 2008. She continues to love and appreciate the area and is excited to share her adventures!
The Wandering Families
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Hi! We’re Sara and Irene. Mom friends with a love for traveling. We help adventurous mamas feel inspired, confident, and prepared to take their families out to explore the world around them.
We are both married to our high school sweethearts with kids the same age. Between our two families, we have 5 kids, 5 and under. We have both settled in our hometown, Athens, Alabama, where Sara is a cartographer, and Irene is a photographer.
Our passion for travel and adventure has only become stronger in Motherhood as we show the world to our kids and cultivate our family bonds outside of the everyday grind.
We love sharing tips for RV weekenders, everyday life adventures in the backyard, sensory play, hiking with kids, and realistic weekend trips around North Alabama that leave you feeling refreshed and recharged instead of overwhelmed and discouraged.
I am a native of the North Alabama area, I started taking pictures when I was little. My family bought me my first camera and I’m pretty sure I broke them by taking rolls of film to Walmart to have them developed. I am a self taught photographer, I have spent unknown hours watching YouTube videos and putting them into practice. I am a family man. I have my gorgeous wife Courtney who has been by my side since I was 16 years old. I am a father to 3 little girls, who definitely have their dad wrapped around their fingers. I am a veteran to this great country, I served 8 years in the Alabama National Guard with a deployment to Afghanistan under my belt. I was always told that I could see beauty in everything, through my lens I hope I can share the beauty of the North Alabama area.
Covered bridges are scattered all around North Alabama and remind us of the way things used to be.
Thanks to the flowing waters of the Tennessee River, North Alabama boasts the most beautiful waterfalls either side of the Appalachians.