Delta is resuming its nonstop Magic City to Big Apple flight in June

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Delta Air Lines in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo via Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

After 14 months, Delta Air Lines is resuming nonstop flights to New York City with service between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) beginning Monday, June 7, 2021. 

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5 reasons to explore the heart of farm country including Chilton County lakefront views (PHOTOS)

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Zoe Roberts of Pierce Farms. Photo via The Bama Buzz

Next time you pass through Chilton County, plan to slow down and stay awhile. From farm stands to lakes to beautiful houses tucked away on country roads, you’re sure to find something fun. To get the inside scoop on why people love Chilton County, we talked with three RealtySouth agents who are experts in this area: Sandy Pate, Pete Bernier and Peggy Hall.

Check out what we found, including hidden farm stands.

If you’re eager to embrace the county lifestyle or lake living, RealtySouth Chilton County is ready to help you find the home of your dreams.

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5 ways you’ll fall in love with springtime in Oxford, MS, Apr. 22-May 26

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I’ll drink to that. Photo via Visit Oxford MS

Now that Spring has sprung, our neighbors in Oxford, Mississippi are ready to welcome visitors with open arms and a host of events. Pop-Up Oxford Spring Edition, is taking place from April 22 to May 16. Check out Visit Oxford MS’s website to start planning your trip now.

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American Airlines adds summer nonstop flight from the Magic City to the Magic Kingdom

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American Airlines is adding a summer nonstop flight to Orlando. Photo via Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Facebook page

Break out your Mickey Mouse ears Birmingham! American Airlines is launching a new summertime  nonstop Saturday service between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).

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5 beautiful waterfalls within driving distance of Birmingham

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Look at that rainbow in this beautiful view of Desoto Falls. Photo via DeKalb County Tourism and Heather Harkins Photography

Yes, living in Birmingham provides us the luxury of hanging out at rooftop happy hours in the city and experiencing local talent at music festivals; however, did you know that we also have some unique waterfalls to explore within miles of the city? So if you were thinking you had to book a plane ticket to witness multiple cascading waterfalls, we’re here to tell you that you were wrong. Respectfully, of course! Here are five of the most beautiful waterfalls within driving distance of Birmingham.

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5 spring kayaking adventures in and around Birmingham

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Photo by Keith Bozeman, Kayak at sunset at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Decatur, Alabama. Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

The weather is heating up, which means it’s time for outdoor adventures. We’ve previously told you why Birmingham is a paddler’s paradise, and now we’re back to let you know how you can get in on it.

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How did a Birmingham-themed streetcar end up in San Francisco?

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Muni F-Line Streetcar 1077, a Birmingham-themed streetcar at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Photo via Mobilus In Mobili on Flickr

Did you know that a historic streetcar in San Francisco bears the design scheme of the old Birmingham Electric Streetcar line in The Magic City? We took a look at the history of streetcars in Birmingham to learn more.

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9 reasons to visit Jackson, Mississippi this spring

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Jackson MS, Visit Jackson MS. Photo via Jackson MS, Visit Jackson MS

When the weather turns to sunshine and clear skies, it’s time to pack those bags for a spring vacation. For a quick weekend getaway less than four hours from Birmingham, visit Jackson, Mississippi. From cool historic landmarks to must-visit restaurants and bars, here are some things that await you in the City with Soul.

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8 off-the-grid Birmingham getaways within 4 hours of Birmingham starting at $89 a night

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Ready, set, adventure! Photo via Mog Mountain Airbnb

Are workdays and gloomy weather getting to you? Are you looking for a fun but safe way to relax on Valentine’s Day? If you’re already nodding, it’s time for a safe vacation close to home. There’s no need to travel long distances to find an off-the-grid spot close to Birmingham! Check out these 8 fun Birmingham getaways within 4 hours from Birmingham—starting at $89 a night—and plan your stay today.

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Make your reservations now + head to Oxford, MS for MLK weekend

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Eating out in Oxford, MS. Photo via Erin Austen Abbott

Nobody needs to be convinced that a change of scenery can be a good thing these days. Did you know that Oxford, MS is less than a three-hour drive from Birmingham? Make your reservation now and head over for the long MLK Day weekend (or any time) to enjoy Civil Rights-era history, the great outdoors and local restaurants.

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Travel + Leisure names Birmingham “Best Places to Travel in 2021”

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Birmingham’s future is looking bright. Photo via Jon Eastwood

Travel + Leisure is one of the largest travel magazines in the world, with almost 5 million readers. They just released their list of the “50 Best Places to Travel in 2021,” and our favorite city made the list. Check it out!

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This Bham-born reporter found the last US slave ship—here’s his story

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Ben Raines holds the first piece of Clotilda to see the light of day in 160 years. Raines and a team from the University of Southern Mississippi discovered the wreck in April of 2018, though it was not confirmed and announced until May of 2019. Photo via Joe Turner

Did you catch this clip on the Clotilda, the last slave ship to the US, on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper, November 30, 2020? To learn more about this discovery and its impact on the people of Africatown and across the globe, we reached out to journalist Ben Raines and Joycelyn Davis, a direct descendant of Charlie Lewis, one of the Clotilda’s captives and founders of Africatown. Keep reading to find out more.

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Head to Oxford for Winter Wonderland + Holly Jolly Holidays Dec. 6-13

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Oxford Square. Photo via Bham Now

Less than three hours away from Birmingham lies a picturesque Southern snowglobe just waiting to be explored. Enjoy the season and a change of pace in Oxford, Mississippi. Hop in the car and head over between December 6-13 for winter fun, food and festivities. Check out Visit Oxford MS to start planning your trip today.

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