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Happy and Heathy You probably noticed that the first time you go hiking or camping for the first time, or after a long break, you feel happy, relaxed, refreshed, and just... good. It is the kind of feeling that makes you want to go every chance you get. It is the same reason just about any outdoor hobby or sport quickly becomes a passion for those who do them. Have you ever wondered why this happens though? The answer is actually quite simple! Being out in nature is proven to be good for both your mental and physical health, and...

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Visiting National Parks We have yet to visit a national park that we did not instantly fall in love with. The preserved, pristine beauty and the unique, vast landscapes that each park offers is well worth every trip! According to the National Park Service, 309 national parks do not charge entrance fees so you can visit them any day of the year for free! The other 110 parks charge an entrance fee of $5-$35 dollars. As way to encourage and motivate more individuals to get outside and explore our beautiful national parks, these 110 national parks will have 5 days...

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American Made Next time you are out shopping or browsing an online store, take a look at the tag or products details. You will notice that most say “Made in China” or maybe Taiwan, Mexico or even India. Though it is still rare, you might notice more and more products are saying “Made in America” again.   It does take a little more effort, but searching for that "Made in America" label has so many benefits! Listed below are just a few outlined by the Made in America Movement: Buying products made in the USA allows you to support not only American manufacturers...

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Weekend Getaways Fall is officially here, which means it is time to take a weekend getaway, enjoy the fall foliage, and camp in the cooler temperatures! There are so many fun outdoor activities and campgrounds in the state of Alabama, and today we will be highlighting the Bankhead National Forest as part of our "weekend getaway" series.  About Bankhead National Forest Known as the “land of a thousand waterfalls,” the Bankhead National Forest is one of our absolute favorite hiking and camping spots in Alabama, especially in the fall!  It is located in the northwestern corner of the state near the small town of...

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Weekend Getaways There are so many activities to do and adventures to have in our home state, and this upcoming long weekend is the perfect time to get out and explore! So, as we continue with our "weekend getaway" series, we will be highlighting an option right here in Alabama: Cheaha State Park.  Cheaha Pulpit Rock, Photo from Alapark About Cheaha State Park Cheaha State Park is located in the Talladega National Forest, just 1 hour and 20 minutes outside Birmingham. This park is centered on the top of the state’s highest mountain at 2,407 feet above sea level, which allows for 360 degree views found...

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