Exploring Huntsville

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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From Rockets to Romance: Four Huntsville Locations for Romantic Dates

    So fellows, you have romanced your woman in all the traditional, socially acceptable Huntsville ways. You’ve given her the required three-hour tour at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  You’ve picnicked in Cummings Research Park and watched the Chinooks and Apaches soar above. You have treated her to the wonders and tasty delicacies […]

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What You Don’t Know About the Huntsville Comedy Scene

  Wanna hear something funny? Huntsville, Alabama. No, seriously. Huntsville is riding high on a comedy renaissance. A city where, just a few years ago, the stand-up scene consisted of a handful of aging guys standing around talking about how great it was before the Comedy Club closed has transformed into a place where there […]

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Top 8 picks for geeky spots in Huntsville

  As a lifelong resident of Huntsville, I am still amazed at the amount of new things I stumble upon almost every day. Hidden gems in the Rocket City are quickly becoming more noticeable, thanks to social media and bloggers like myself who want to share them. On top of these local stores and museums, […]

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Two Peas in a Pod: My interview with Green Pea Press founders Rachel Lackey and Martin Blanco

  Rachel Lackey and Martin Blanco sat down with me to talk about their print shop Green Pea Press. Their studios are located on the first floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, right by the Happy Tummy restaurant. Surrounded by bright, imaginative prints and well-loved printing presses, I asked Rachel about the origins of […]

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5 reasons green-energy lovers should visit Huntsville

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center doesn’t just take visitors on a tour of the universe, it’s  a top learning center for renewable energy  Everyone (well, most everyone) knows about the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC). It’s big. It’s beautiful. It contains priceless artifacts of all things space exploration that generations of space geeks have […]

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Top 10 things for the ultimate Sci-Fi fan to do in Huntsville, AL

  Are you a Sci-Fi fan? Do you go wobbly at the sight of a TARDIS? Do you binge-watch Firefly while everybody else is glued to the Super Bowl? Do you own your own tribble? If the answer is yes, then this blog post may be just for you.  I’m a native of Huntsville (one […]

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Finding young talent and live venues in the Huntsville area

  “Bless my heart, bless my soul. / Didn’t think I’d make it to 22 years old.” You’d be hard pressed to speak to anyone who hasn’t heard that lyric from Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard.  After working music venues in the Huntsville and Madison County area, the now-famous North Alabama band is headlining internationally […]

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