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Weekend Getaways There are so many activities to do and adventures to have in our home state, and this upcoming long weekend is the perfect time to get out and explore! So, as we continue with our "weekend getaway" series, we will be highlighting an option right here in Alabama: Cheaha State Park.  Cheaha Pulpit Rock, Photo from Alapark About Cheaha State Park Cheaha State Park is located in the Talladega National Forest, just 1 hour and 20 minutes outside Birmingham. This park is centered on the top of the state’s highest mountain at 2,407 feet above sea level, which allows for 360 degree views found...

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The Power of Nature Humans evolved in nature and no matter how much the world around us changes or how advanced our technology becomes, the human mind still has a connection with nature. According the American Heart Association, nourishing that bond between our mind and the great outdoors has numerous health benefits. To name a few; it can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression as well as improve your creativity and productivity. A variety of other studies, published in Psychological Science, further prove that nature has a powerful impact on our health. These studies found that spending time in nature leads to improved...

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Winter in Alabama The official start of winter is almost here! Alabama still experiences cooler temperatures, but has much milder winters than most states. This makes winter a great time to get outside and explore all the fun activities this state has to offer! Listed below are some of our favorite "must do's" this season. Outdoor Activities 1. Camping Obviously, camping is one of our favorite activities! We especially love camping during the winter season, though. There is just nothing better than be bundled up by the campfire, making s'mores and drinking hot chocolate! Some of our favorite camping recipes are...

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The Holiday Season Is Almost Here! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it is time to start holiday shopping! Is it just us or has holiday shopping gotten more difficult every year? Well, if you have a friend or family member who is an outdoor enthusiast, then we got you covered. We have created the best list of gifts that every outdoor enthusiast will love! We either have or have tried all of these products, so we are sure they won't disappoint! 1. Folding Kayak  This folding kayak is the perfect gift for that person in your life who...

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 Hiking In Alabama Many people don't think "Alabama" when they think about cool places to go hiking. However, Alabama has 24 State Parks and 4 National Forests full of amazing and beautiful hiking trails. Listed below are our top hiking spots in our home state of Alabama! 1. Bankhead National Forest Bankhead National Forest is one of our absolute favorite hiking spots in Alabama. It is located in the northwestern corner of the state, near the small town of Double Springs in Winston County. It includes over 180,000 acres of protected national forestland and it is often referred to as the “land of...

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