Exploring Huntsville

All the world’s a stage – and Huntsville has many to choose from!

All the world’s a stage – and Huntsville has many to choose from!

  First, let me mount my soapbox: although I work in an engineering-centered industry, I am a HUGE advocate for the arts. In fact, I often coach high school students as well as college interns that the arts have an INTEGRAL part in the technical world. You’ll often hear the term STEM used, especially in […]

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How to travel on a budget in Huntsville, AL

How to travel on a budget in Huntsville, AL

  Traveling out of town can become expensive in a hurry. Luckily, Huntsville consistently ranks as one of the nation’s most affordable cities according to the likes of CNN and Huffington Post with constant nods for affordable living and retirement, but what about just visiting the Rocket City? I’m so glad you asked! There are […]

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VLOG: My day at Lowe Mill

VLOG: My day at Lowe Mill

  Hey everyone! Katie here. It’s another gorgeous Saturday in Huntsville, and today I’m headed to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment! Come along with me as I vlog my day.   My Morning Lowe Mill was originally a turn of the century textile mill, but now it has been converted into the nation’s largest privately […]

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow: How Huntsville, AL, earned the name “Rocket City”

Yesterday, today and tomorrow: How Huntsville, AL, earned the name “Rocket City”

  Welcome to Huntsville, the Rocket City.   Why are we the Rocket City? It seems like such a simple question. Drive into town on I-565 and you’ll pass a 363-foot-tall rocket towering over the interstate, visible from miles away throughout town. Clearly, folks here like their rockets.   If you know a little bit […]

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10 Must-Have Huntsville Souvenirs

10 Must-Have Huntsville Souvenirs

  It always seems like a great idea to purchase souvenirs on your trip… until you get home and realize the mementos are just *sigh* clutter. Don’t fret! Whether you’re a tourist visiting Huntsville or a native taking gifts to family or friends elsewhere, the unique experience of our community can provide you with easy-to-pack, […]

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Huntsville’s growing role as national art leader

Huntsville’s growing role as national art leader

Since I moved to Huntsville in 2008, I knew there was something special about this city, and that belief has grown stronger with each year. There is an energy in this place that can only be generated when a city is truly on the rise. The beauty of the Rocket City is its big, brilliant […]

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VLOG: Monte Sano Mountain, Downtown Huntsville and a nightcap at Straight to Ale

VLOG: Monte Sano Mountain, Downtown Huntsville and a nightcap at Straight to Ale

    Hey everyone! Katie here. It’s a beautiful Saturday in Huntsville, and I’ve partnered with iHeartHsv.com as a guest blogger to show you a few of my favorite things to do around town. In this video, you can come along with me as I vlog my day.   Morning I start out with a […]

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10 + reasons to expect the unexpected in Huntsville

  Huntsville, Alabama, is home to the second largest research park in the United States, Space Camp, America’s next “monster” rocket and some folks are calling us the ‘Craft Brew Capital of the South.’  Is that what you expected?

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Must-visit stops for history-buffs in Huntsville

  Huntsville has been on the forefront of innovation from the beginning. The first railway to link the Atlantic to the Mississippi ran through Huntsville. The state’s first public water system was built in Huntsville in 1823. And when it was time to take the United States to new heights—literally (CUE: America’s Space Program) — […]

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Warm up in Huntsville with winter craft beer

  In the past few years, Huntsville’s craft beer scene has steadily grown, and the rocket city now offers some of the most popular breweries, taprooms, and beerhouses in the state. With winter well upon us, Huntsville’s breweries and taprooms are offering a wide array of beers to warm you up and make the frigid season […]

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