Alabama Travel Guide
Digital Alabama is for those with an adventurous spirit.
Digital Alabama is for those with an adventurous spirit. Whether you enjoy your adventures from the comfort of your easy-chair, spacious RV or a bone rattling four-wheeler our extensive research and cross reference fomat reveals the often unknown but pertinent facts of Alabama places and events.
If you have a destination in mind, such as Montgomery or Warrior, just enter the destination and we will tell you everything we know about the destination. On the other hand, if you want to go fishing, hunting, or metal detecting, or any other interest, search for the activity by name and we will show you some destinations for that activity.
DIGITAL ALABAMA IS NOT A TRAVEL GUIDE
We are not into champagne and five-star motels. We’re more into the earthy stuff, the local comings and goings and what the local folks do. We’re into the local history, local legends and the secret history of people and places. And… we do not publish only about the positives and the safe streets. We tell you about the underside, the ugly family secrets and the whispered tales. If it’s ugly, dirty or smelly, we say so. We’re definitely not your run-of-the-mill travel guide.
We endeavor to submerge our readers in our Alabama culture, with emphasis on the lifestyle of the people of Alabama, our history, our art, our architecture, our religion(s) and other elements that helped shape our way of life.
We tend to avoid urban areas and crowded masses. Instead, our writers walk you through mostly rural and historical areas in order to expose you to the ways of local people, the real people of Alabama – their traditions and lifestyle. We visit local festivals, local rituals and rowdy hangouts and give you the good, the bad and the ugly.
Yes, we include information on popular Alabama travel destinations and we have info on overcrowded tourist traps. We have content about the “must see” destinations and plenty of “practical information” because a lot of travelers expect it even though it’s dull, dull, dull.
We primarily concentrate on the nitty-gritty, down-in-the-dirt true adventure stuff. The stories are true—taken from vetted sources and historical documents such as newspapers, membership lists, log books and so on. In most instances the stories will be spiced up a bit to make them more entertaining but the facts do not change. When one of our fictional characters is telling the story–well, then you can expect much more than a dull top-down newspaper article. You are, after all, right there with the character. If we do our job right you should be able to smell the smoke and feel the smack!
I welcome you to our website and hope you will find it to be among the most unique websites you have ever visited. In order for you to fully enjoy our articles and take advantage of what the site offers, there are things you should understand at the outset. This introduction is somewhat lengthy but is a pretty good story in itself.
Terry Platt, Webmaster & Editor