Digital Alabama is for those with an adventurous spirit. We have no ties to travel companies or destinations. Whether you enjoy your adventures from the comfort of your easy-chair, spacious RV or a bone rattling four-wheeler our research and cross reference fomat reveals the unknown and untold.
How Are We Different?
We’re not so much 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 talk only about the positives and the safe streets – we tell you about the underside, the ugly family secrets and the whispered tales. Yes, 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.
Alabama Culture and Lifestyle
If you are not from Alabama, prepare yourself for culture shock. We strive to encourage your engagement with Alabama culture, specifically 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 crowded masses. Instead, we 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.
Our writers offer you true stories from a variety of viewpoints. The majority of our articles are composed from information gathered from historical records and by our boots-on-the-ground investigators and investigative journalists.
Terry & Vickie are retired investigators now traveling Alabama as amateur investigative reporters. Their goal is to seek out Alabama’s unique places and people and revisit Alabama’s past.
Tracy & Stacy are traveling professional investigators that seek out the unsolved mysteries, legends and myths of Alabama. Their stories bring you the mysterious and unsolved stories from Alabama’s past.
Raven Cane is based on a actual living Alabama native. He is the main character in the novel, “Way Of The Raven.” You will read Raven’s first-person fictionalized narrative of true Alabama stories during fulfillment of his, as yet unknown to him, destiny.
Melvin Cane is based on a real person that lived from 1890 till 1980 in North Alabama. He is Raven’s grandfather and the protagonist in “Melvin’s Campfire,” a novel that gives an account of his lifetime of support of Raven’s destiny.
Goanther™ and Hipmoflux™ are shapeshifting twin entities, brother and sister, modeled after the spirits known to many American Indian tribes and told in their legends and lore. The pair share a destiny that calls for them to prepare the way for Raven.
We’re For Hire… Sorta
We prefer to go our own way, but… if your home town regarded as dull or insignificant – or maybe your business or talent is unknown? That can be changed in as little as a week by hiring The Old Couple (Terry & Vickie). Our real talent is in putting the people and places of Alabama on the map! Does your community have local legends, unsolved mysteries or something of historical significance? For just a little more than covering our travel expenses, we will visit, interview, photograph and write your story. Now that really is a deal – a pair of travel writers with investigative, photography and journalism experience. Call Terry at 251-583-5955 for details.
We’re not really into the advertising thing. We certainly do not go out and solicit advertisers. We’ve even discontinued the Google advertising. But if your recognize the uniqueness of DigitalAlabama.com and just have to have an ad, we offer to avenues of advertising: Banner / Block Ads and Postings. Call Terry for details and read on.
Banner & Block Ads:
Advertising in Digital Alabama reaches thousands of interested travel enthusiasts and industry professionals for a reasonable rate.
For additional information about purchasing and scheduling advertisements in Digital Alabama, please contact Terry Platt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical information: Ads are 250×250 pixels and should be submitted as GIF or JPG files less than 65K in size; although we cannot support Flash ads due to their blockage in email clients, we do support animated GIFs. We can create an ad for you for a small additional charge. Questions about the appearance and creation of ads should be directed to email@example.com.
If you are renewing an ad, or if you are a new advertiser with a 250×250 ad ready to go, you may want to use the self-serve function HERE.
Digital Alabama accepts content for all our categories. If you have an article that you think is appropriate for Digital Alabama, but does not fit into one of these categories, please submit it and we will give it our consideration.
With each submission, we ask that you submit contact information – name, email, phone number – for at least one person in your organization; this information will be published with your release.
If the submission is for an event, the submission should be sent a minimum of three (3) business days before the event. If you have an old submission that is still relevant, please update it before you send it.
All submissions to Digital Alabama intended for publication are solely the responsibility of the company or agent submitting the information. Should material be questionable in content or outside acceptable standards for writing, Digital Alabama will contact the source for clarification prior to publishing said material.
Do not submit any images to which you do not have distribution rights. By submitting images, you are representing that your company or client has full distribution rights to these images -in perpetuity. One-time usage rights generally do not include publication in perpetuity. Please do not presume you have rights simply because you have used an image in the past.
Digital Alabama provides an annual Corporate Membership for those that wish to publish on an ongoing basis including content with images and links. Corporate Memberships are available for a low annual price per calendar year (1 January -31 December). Please note that Corporate Memberships are not prorated.
Submissions submitted without a Corporate Membership will either be rejected or included in a blog post at the editor’s option. We encourage you to add Digital Alabama to your media list even if you don’t plan to use this package service as the material may be deemed newsworthy by our editors. Not-for-profits may submit their material for no charge.
To submit your release, send it in plain text or Microsoft Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will not be acknowledged unless there is a problem, but please contact us if you do not see your submission within three (3) days.
Brochures & Maps:
The research we do, the places we go and the people we meet allows us to create some pretty unique homemade travel brochures and maps. They really do have information you will not find anywhere else. Really! Where else are you going to find a visitor’s guide for Bug Tussle Alabama? You can order our brochures and maps HERE.
Suggestions & Listings:
We do not charge for articles or listings because we want to remain as non-commercial and independent as possible. We do, however, ask you to consider a donation, anonymous or otherwise. [paypal-donation]
To suggest a destination or request information about getting listed, please give us a call at 251-583-5955 or email email@example.com.
And, of course, we would love to visit with you. Give us a call.
We are always on the road somewhere in Alabama.
Give us a call at 251-583-5955. If no answer, please leave a message and the purpose of your call. We will call as soon as possible.
Lodging: List your lodging facility (Hotel, Motel, Bed & Breakfast, etc.)