Summer is a great time for road trips and you don’t have to go far from home to discover many wonderful touristy treats. Over the last few years we’ve been sending area writers out to “test drive” these trips (with kids in tow of course) and they’ve come back and shared their thoughts, tips, and […]
Spring Break is over and that can only mean one thing – time to plan your summer vacation! We here at RCM have so many recommendations about all kinds of things to do in North Alabama but we realize that when summer comes there is nothing quite like a quick trip to the beach. We asked our writers to share their favorite sandy destinations along with a couple “mom tips” about what to do when/if you go.
You don’t need to pack up the minivan to the ceiling with suitcases, or spend tons of money at the beach to have fun this Spring Break. Smaller day trips from Huntsville can be more cost-effective and less stressful than week-long vacations, and tons of fun for the whole family!
Just a short, pleasant hour and a half drive from Huntsville is Chattanooga’s Ruby Falls. Sitting high atop Lookout Mountain, this underground cavern and waterfall has been an area attraction since 1930. Get all the details about this great daytrip your family will love!
Our family review of the McWane Center is full of great tips – exhibit info, food, parking, hours – you’ll have everything you need to plan your trip from Huntsville!
In lieu of a family vacation or staycation, my family decided to take a day trip to Chattanooga. I love how close it is to North Alabama! If you have younger children or grandchildren in your family, you should make plans to check out the Creative Discover Museum, located in downtown Chattanooga and very close to the Tennessee Aquarium and great restaurants.
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I was so excited for the taste of fall that we experienced last weekend. There was a chill in the evening air, friends were posting pumpkin recipes on Facebook and we spent several hours at the Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest. Thanks to the local school systems, this year we are able to plan a Fall Break Vacation without having to pull the kids out of school! As always, the beach will be a popular destination. However, if you don’t want to vacation with the masses, here are a few other ideas for family bonding.
The last time I went to the Tennessee Aquarium, I was a kid and I thought it was the best place in the world to visit. Now that I’m a mom myself, my family decided to go and I was pleasantly surprised at how much is grown! There are now TWO buildings to visit—one is […]
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Two weeks ago Allen and I found ourselves with an empty nest, a very rare occasion. As we pondered on how we should spend this time we realized our creative spirits were resting. We opted to slow things down and stay home. That lasted all of a few hours (actually a restful night of sleep) […]
Recently my family had the chance to visit the Georgia Aquarium something we had only done once before several years ago when my oldest, now 6, was too young to appreciate it. This time around, our visit included a behind the scenes tour. I was especially excited about this because we would get to see […]
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You don’t have to plan a getaway that will break the bank – uncover hidden gems just down the road from Huntsville! With vacation season just around the corner, you may be looking for mini-escapes for a multitude of reasons; perhaps you are looking for a girl’s weekend or mom’s escape, or you and your […]
Earlier this week we had a taste of Spring here in Huntsville, Alabama. If you are like me, it also gets your mind to fast-forward to Spring Break. The most common Spring Break destination tends to be the beach. Unfortunately, the weather can be unpredictable during March and April at the beach, especially if you […]