Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

Tranquil Turnabout

An autumn-filtered slant of late afternoon light suffuses skies over Pursell Farms with a deeper azure hue, contrasting with foliage turning to gold...

How to Do Food Franchises

“Wow, great pizza, ” lunch breaking Mobile police officers verbally approve, huddling over pepperoni in the first degree. Other customers of Uncle...

Wiregrass Wunderkind’s Great Eats

Wiregrass native Kelsey Barnard Clark took her German-Southern heritage to school in the Ivy League of eats, New York City. Dothan now has her back with two KBCs and the best of both worlds.

A Spirited Adventure

Up the holler and right downtown, pioneers are reawakening a long-hidden art — dusting off recipes and practicing an alchemy that existed long...

High Seas Adventure Travel

She is 14, frightened, packed in a tiny ship, voyaging from France to Mobile. In 1704 the teenage Parisian set sail...

All Hail the Trail

It has been said that the journey is more important than the destination. But what if there are numerous destinations within a single journey?...

How to Reap a Cycling Windfall

In 2005, Jennifer South fulfilled a longtime dream by opening a small coffee and sandwich shop. Located in downtown Piedmont in the foothills...

Downtown Gold Standard

Three cities that have nurtured an eclectic collection of locally owned downtown storefronts.

Dream Themes

“The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray” — unless the mouse’s name is Mickey and a big theme park is...

Culinary Creativity

With access to Alabama’s abundance of fresh fish, meats, cheese, vegetables and fruit, it’s no wonder Alabama chefs — from fine-dining...

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Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Spotlight on Montgomery County

Montgomery County, in central Alabama, is part of the state’s River Region and is home to the state’s capital city, Montgomery.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in the world.

Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

Birmingham put the numbers to its job market and found a lot of work to be done. For one, its IT segment grew 77 percent in five years, creating a job gap that will grow over the next decade.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.