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8 of the Best Waterfall Hikes in the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains may be known for their enchanting mist and spectacular views, but these rounded peaks have another claim to fame: they are home to waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. There’s nothing quite like kicking off your shoes and cooling down next to a beautiful waterfall in the heat of a Southeastern […]

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A Guide to 15 of the South’s Best Places to Paddle

Southern author Eugene F. Walter once wrote, “summer in the deep South is not only a season, a climate, it’s a dimension. Floating in it, one must be either proud or submerged.” Perhaps this explains why the waters here are so well-explored and appreciated by paddlers from all over the United States. Despite the fact […]

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Where to Find the Best Fall Colors in Alabama: The Ultimate Foliage Road Tour

Fall in the South is more fleeting than fall in the North. Even within southern states, the changing color of the leaves happens faster and earlier in some places than others. If you don’t want to miss out, it’s best to have the car gassed up and ready to go before the leaves drop and […]

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To the Conecuh National Forest and Back: The Best Day Trip from Dothan?

In Lower Alabama you get just a few weeks of perfect weather. Crisp mornings and mild humidity are a luxury in this part of the state. When summer’s oppression fades, it’s time to explore the woods. For those living in the Wiregrass, one of the best options for an outdoor adventure is the Conecuh National […]

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The Curious Case of the National Peanut Festival

At the end of the harvest season, the city of Dothan, Alabama, comes together to throw one heck of a deep south shindig. Each November, the National Peanut Festival (NPF) commemorates and celebrates the pioneers passed that settled the city of Dothan and the plentiful harvest of peanuts that promised prosperity. Picture a lively county […]