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Factory Tours: Bluebell Creamery overlook + Ice Cream Parlor (floor tours are closed)

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    Photo by Christie Dedman

A few years ago we headed down US 280 to the Blue Bell Creamery in Sylacauga for tour. It was a short intro video and then you can overlook the factory from a large...

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Winter Break Savings: Legoland, Chattanooga Zoo, Louisville Slugger & More

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I’m always looking for things to do with my kids. But I hate to spend money.  Which means while I’m looking for interesting things to do and see I’m looking for ways to save...

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National Park 2017 News: Free Parks Canada pass, US Senior Pass price increase & free admission dates

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    Battle in the Clouds NPS - Tenn. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Scotts Bluff NPS Nebraska - Photo by Christie Dedman

National Parks are my family’s go-to destination spots – we plan all of our road trips around them so we can continue our Junior Ranger badge tradition with the kids.  Every year in January I...

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Cyber Monday 2016 Family Pass & Travel Deals: Legoland, Gaylord Opryland + more

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Cyber Monday 2016 features a number of deals for family passes, museum memberships and more. I’m more of a “let’s pay for experiences instead of junk” kinda gift giver anyway. Find yourself leaning that...

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Visit Noccalula Falls during Alabama’s Fall 2016 drought

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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Falls in 2014 Photo by Christie Dedman

It’s Nov. 26 and Alabama hasn’t had rain in months. Burn restrictions, excessive water use fines, brown leaves and dried streams are markers of the extreme drought the Heart of Dixie is experiencing. Waterfalls,...

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7 Tips for visiting the Negro Southern League Museum with kids

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There’s a sport history gym tucked deep in the inner heart of Birmingham overlooking Regions Field.  The Negro Southern League Museum is packed with history, has an excellent layout and best of all it’s...

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Alabama Jaunts: Top 12 events March 6-8 (Civil War Living History, Ferrets, Native American festivals, Antiques, Free Trees & More)

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Last night I was talking with a friend about this cold weather.  Both of us agreed that we are sick of it not only because we long for warmer weather, but because the cold...

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Alabama Jaunts: Events worth checking out Feb. 28 & March 1 (Dinos, Crafts, Archery, Egg Drop & more)

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If you’re in central to north Alabama you are probably in the middle of some pretty serious cabin fever. To help you deal with the mental exhaustion check out the list of activities below...

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