15 Things Locals Want you to Know Before Visiting Alabama

Alabama is where I am from.

1.We are not all redneck. >> You know overalls, straws hanging out of our mouth, wearing wifebeaters. (white tank tops)wife-beater

2.We may talk slow, but that does not mean we are dumb!>> We actually have some great schools here; Auburn University, University of Alabama, and UAB, just to name a few.alabama-football-logo

 

 

 

 

 

3.Which reminds me FOOTBALL is huge here! >>You are either an Alabama fan or an Auburn fan. Dare I say it….. ROLL TIDE.. sorry I am not much of a football fan. alabama-stadium4. I don’t live in a tourist part of Alabama.>> But I have been told from other travelers, that Alabama has some of the nicest welcoming people.

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The Expat Life: From Canada to England

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a country other than your own? Here is a guest post from Adventures and Naps telling us how she settled into a new country:

Hi everyone! I’m Alanna over at Adventures and Naps, a 23-year-old Canadian trying out life in England. I hope you enjoy my piece below!

“What is it like to be an expat?”

Where do I even begin?

Being an expat, an immigrant living in a foreign country, is basically an emotional rollercoaster. Some days are incredible, filled with experiences I could have never had living back in Canada. Things like exploring historic English villages, climbing nearby mountains in Wales or seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London. I am truly lucky!adventures-and-naps

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The Top Things To Do In Savannah, Georgia

Thursday, September 8-

Saturday, September 10, 2016

All The Things You Can Do In Savannah

1. Tybee Island -Battery Brumy -North Beach bar and Grill

2. Downtown-Art Emporium-Open container (If you like to drink)

3. Botanical Gardens

4. Wormsloe(Historical site)

5. Bonaventure Cemetery

6. Chippewa Square- Savannah Visitor center/museum (Where the bench scene from Forrest Gump was filmed. The bench is in the museum) 

7. John St. Cathedral

8. Cotton and Rye (Restaurant) 

Read on to find out more about these places! 

Finally John (husband) and I get to take a vacation. We were not too far off from GA, only about 5 and half hours. So we made our way down(or over) to Savannah, Georgia. There are a lot of things to do in the city and outside of the city.  We left on Thursday 8am and arrived around 4pm.

The first thing we did when we arrived to the area was check in to the Baymont Inn Savannah South. Then after that we headed to the beach, Tybee Island to be exact. This is a pretty cool place! There is a lighthouse you can go up in, but we made it too late to visit inside.  

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I Can’t Believe Native Americans Made This

Saturday, September 3, 2016

 

I will never not be amazed by our history!

 

Moundville Archaeological Park is a 300 acre park where the Mississippian Indians, also known as Moundville people, used to live. My husband and I arrived around 10:40 a.m. As you are driving in, the visitor center is to your right. It’s only $8 for adults. They also have a 12 minute informative video to watch. John and I didn’t watch it, but I recommend it. Why not I say?! 

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Things to do in Birmingham, Alabama

And Other Surrounding Areas 

There are plenty of things to do in the state of Alabama, of course it depends on what you like! One of our busiest areas in Alabama is Birmingham. I am going to give you list of things you can do while you are visiting B-ham and areas surrounding this city.

Indoor activities:

  1. Alabama Theatre-Where plays are put on. 
  2. McWance Science Center-This place can be fun for children or adults. I went there a couple of years ago when I was 24.
  3. Birmingham Oddities-This is a store that has a bunch of odd and weird thing. It’s pretty neat but if you have a weak stomach I would say you may want to avoid it.
  4. AirWalk Trampoline Park– This is fun for adults and kids.
  5. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute-This is great if you are wanting some history.
  6. Autobahn Indoor Speedway-These go carts go up to 50 mph.
  7. Birmingham Museum of Art
  8. Carmike movie theaters
  9. Breakout Games-A group game where you have to escape using sets of clues. 
  10. Saturn Birmingham-This place is a bar, but it is also a venue. They have game nights, vintage gaming systems, and music events.

Bham oddities

I actually won this shirt in a Birmingham Oddities contest!

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