Experiencing Alabama is as easy as A, B, C

Whether you’re new to the state or have lived here for a lifetime, there are many uniquely Alabama experiences, places and events that are worth exploring. Need some inspiration for some upcoming travels and insight into some of our history, speech and art? Read on!...
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By Dustin Duncan, Alabama Cooperative Extension System The perfect selfie destination might be in Monroeville, Alabama. The Literary Capital of Alabama is home to more than 25 murals that make up the smART Moves Mural Trail. The mural trail is a collaborative project between Monroeville...
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Take Us Along

We’ve enjoyed seeing photos from our readers on their travels with Alabama Living! Please send us a photo of you with a copy of the

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Hardy Jackson's Alabama

Riding your thumb

Here’s a bit of trivia for you.   In 1937, roughly one out of ten American men had hitchhiked at some point in their lives.

Alabama People

Chef lets the seasons speak through food

Chef Jim Smith sums up the driving force behind the food found on the menu at his Mobile restaurant, The Hummingbird Way, succinctly: “Start with


Cooking with Kids

Many of us got our start in the kitchen as youngsters, watching our parents or grandparents cook family favorites and then following their examples. Nowadays,

Worth the Drive

Electric Cooperatives

Since 1936 electric co-ops have built 2.5 million miles of power lines across rural America – long enough to reach from the earth to the moon five and a half times.

From booming suburbs to remote rural farming communities, Alabama’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic development. Statewide, electric cooperatives serve more than 1 million Alabamians in their homes, businesses, farms and schools. Their coverage spans approximately 70% of Alabama’s landmass.

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Alabama Rural Electric Association (AREA)

National Rural Electric Cooperative Assocition (NRECA)

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Mistletoe: Naughty or nice?

If you’re searching for a sprig of mistletoe to smooch under this holiday season, look up. It’s quite likely large clumps of this fascinating plant

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