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Weekend Getaway: Craft culture has spawned new urban playgrounds in Huntsville, Alabama

The city has a well-earned reputation as a science wonderland, a place where a Saturn V rocket lords over the skyline like Huntsville’s Eiffel Tower. But if you think this city of 195,000 is simply a place to marvel at spaceships, hold on.
Water wars

For Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, whiskey is for drinking—water is for fighting

For nearly 30 years, Georgia and two of its neighbors have fought in court over how water from Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona gets divvied up among the three states. Tensions remain at a rolling boil.

Where to Stay: The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama

I’d long been curious about the Grand Hotel. My husband visited as a boy and has fond memories of it. One story in particular stands out.

Secret Beaches of the South

In the South, there’s plenty of shoreline to satisfy that deep yearning, but some Southern beaches are more tucked-away than others. In fact, that’s part of their charm. We’ve tracked down some of these hidden gems, and we think you’ll agree they were well worth the search.

How to let the good times roll at Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama

"Mobile’s Carnival is approachable. It’s very family-friendly. Also, the parade floats and costume designs change each year. That’s something special."

Recipe: James Beard Award winner Dolester Miles’s famous coconut cake

Dolester Miles grew up in Bessemer, Alabama, making Southern layer cakes with her mother and aunt using only a hand mixer. Today, Miles is one of America's best bakers.
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Flying High: A birding expert shares tips on how to plan an avian adventure on Dauphin Island, Alabama

Why the island is great for birding, which birds you'll see, and advice for those who have never gone birding a day in their life.
Montgomery

Explore must-visit museums and historical sites on a weekend getaway to Montgomery, Alabama

There’s a street in Montgomery that locals say is one of the most historic in America. A large fountain sits at the western end, the site of the city’s once-booming slave market. At the eastern end is the Alabama State Capitol, where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the Confederacy. In between is Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor in the late 1950s.
Lucy Buffett

Why Love Lucy: A look into the life of Lucy Buffett

"Being Jimmy Buffett’s sister is not at all the most interesting thing about me,” Lucy Buffett says, leveling her blue gaze. Neither is the fact that she’s the CEO of LuLu’s, a sprawling restaurant-cum-tourist destination with three locations in as many states.

Former college football players share their playbooks for game-day fun

The best eats, drinks, and tailgating spots in five Southern college towns.

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