Navigate Thanksgiving

How to Navigate Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! We all have a lot to be thankful for every day. And we are. We really are! But we all also dread at least some part of the holidays (family, traveling in traffic, doing the dishes...

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Alabama in the fall, why visit Alabama in the fall

Why You Need to Visit Alabama in the Fall

The second Labor Day passes, the Internet blows up with all the fall things. And timelines and maps and articles on how to chase those changing leaves. Because we all know that while photos of sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween decorations are nice and all, they don't...

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Halloween candy on the trails

The Best Halloween Candy Ranked By Hikers

There is no better mid-hike snack in October than a big handful of Halloween candy (and November once the candy goes on sale). And you're burning bazillions of calories, so there should be no shame in your Halloween-candy-as-fuel game. But which Halloween candy can stand up...

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Camping for Halloween

Why Camping for Halloween is the Best

Halloween is nigh. But something formidable stands between us and All Hallows' Eve—the weekend. The weekend before a holiday is a pretty big deal. There's a lot of pressure to live it up. Celebrate properly. Party all night and sleep it off the next day. So. How...

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Shoulder Season

How to Maximize Shoulder Season

Welcome to the height of shoulder season, ladies and gentlemen. AKA "schizophrenic weather" season. If you live in the Rockies, bet your snow shovel has already been put to work. Here in Alabama? Still hotter than the sun and stickier than last year's Halloween lollipop. Shoulder...

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Are You Really Ready for Fall?

Roll out the burnt orange carpet and usher in the coziest season of them all (sorry, Winter, we don’t like frostbite or ice storms) Every season is special in its own way and makes for fun hiking for one reason or another. But fall is…different. It...

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