Audubon Bird Sanctuary

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan and Orange Beach stops along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Have you heard of Alabama’s Coastal Connection? The Coastal Connection Scenic Byway is a way to connect the natural, …
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Historic museums on the coast

The four best historic museums on the coast

  I love history, so my vacations usually involve visiting a museum or two. Let me share with you …
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Fort morgan known deaths and burials tour

Get spooked with “known deaths and burials” guided tour at Fort Morgan on Oct. 21

  Between “Stranger Things” and the return of the movie “It,” I’ve pretty much hit my being-scared quotient for …
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local landmarks

Discover local landmarks during your Gulf Shores/Orange Beach stay

  Have I told you about one of the more relaxing things I love to do in Gulf Shores? …
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Gulf Coast history

Think you know about Gulf Shores and Orange Beach history?

  I am a history geek. There, I said it. I like museums, biographies and old maps. If any …
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BR blog June 24 birding

The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail: Best areas on the island for spotting birds

  Are you into birds? Birdwatching is underrated. When I stay in a condo in Orange Beach or Gulf …
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BR blog May 27 beach cottage

Choosing a beach cottage for the summer vacation

  Remember your first trip to the beach? Venturing out into the waves? When I was a kid, my …
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BR blog May 25 Fourth

Book your July Fourth getaway now!

  One of my favorite holidays of the year is the Fourth of July! It’s right up there next …
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BR blog May 6 Memorial Day

Best ways to spend Memorial Day

  My family loves – and I mean absolutely loves – to spend any holiday at the beach. That …
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BR blog March 17 birdwatching

Spring birds to spot on the Alabama Coast

  Grab the binoculars and long-lens camera! Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer a plethora of birdwatching viewing! With …
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