Alabama sea turtles

Be sea turtle friendly!

  I recently heard that about 8,000 sea turtles hatched along the Alabama shores last year. Those little babies …
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BR blog 2014 Dec. 8

Get outside on the backcountry trails of Orange Beach

  Most people know the physical benefits of bicycling, and it’s an activity our family loves to do together. …
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Be one in 72,310

Are you one in 72,310? Or should you be? That’s how many people have participated in the Alabama Coastal …
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Butterflies are (almost) free

We’re lucky to be so close to Gulf State Park when we stay on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The natural …
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Plenty to Do During a Winter Beach Vacation

We’re just reaching the end of 2013 and are only a little more than a week into winter—are you …
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Timeline photos

Like Nature? Head to the Gulf This Fall

I’ve been beach-dreaming a lot lately. And I’m not necessarily dreaming of sunbathing on white-sand beaches under the hot …
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You Don’t Need to Be in School to Plan a Spring Break at the Beach

So who out there has a spring break planned? And no, I’m not just referring to students with an …
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Getting Active in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

It’s not even November yet and I already feel myself slipping into the winter exercise slump. It happens every …
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You Can’t Beat Gulf Coast Nature in the Fall

I spent a good part of the summer hiding out from the great outdoors—it was just too hot to …
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The Perfect Summer Vacation Week in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

So one of my best friends, who moved away last year, is coming back to Gulf Shores & Orange …
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