30 episodes

The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast takes you through a variety of activities that await you in North Alabama. Whether it’s hiking, fishing, golfing, history and museums, the arts or delicious restaurants, North Alabama often finds its visitors pleasantly surprised by the unique attractions and adventures surrounding the area. Listen as we talk about North Alabama’s seven state parks, the Jesse Owens Museum, the popular Waterfall Trail and more. Join us twice a month to discover Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast takes you through a variety of activities that await you in North Alabama. Whether it’s hiking, fishing, golfing, history and museums, the arts or delicious restaurants, North Alabama often finds its visitors pleasantly surprised by the unique attractions and adventures surrounding the area. Listen as we talk about North Alabama’s seven state parks, the Jesse Owens Museum, the popular Waterfall Trail and more. Join us twice a month to discover Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama!

    Visiting the Alabama Veterans Museum

    Visiting the Alabama Veterans Museum

    Museum Director Sandy Thompson tells us about the Alabama Veterans Museum and its wide variety of fascinating artifacts from those that have fought from the civil war to the present. Discover what things you can do and see there, and how the museum honors those that served in the military.

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    The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Melea Hames and produced by Relic.

    To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast Network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.

    • 25 min
    A Stop for Sweet Treats: Tess' Place

    A Stop for Sweet Treats: Tess' Place

    Go out on the town with Melea today and stop into Tess' Place, ice cream shop and soda bar. Get the scoop on the best items on the menu from owner Dede, her son Bennett and shop worker Kinsley. DISCLAIMER: we recorded this live at Tess' Place, so it gets noisy at some points in the episode.

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    The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Melea Hames and produced by Relic.

    To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast Network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.

    • 11 min
    What's Happening at Goat Island Brewing

    What's Happening at Goat Island Brewing

    Mike Mullaney, president of Goat Island Brewing, guests on today's episode to give us an inside look at how his company got started and where it's at today. Learn about what sets their beers apart from all the others and why Goat Island Brewing has become such a significant part of the North Alabama community.

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    The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Melea Hames and produced by Relic.

    To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast Network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.

    • 16 min
    An Inside Look at the Huntsville Adventurer

    An Inside Look at the Huntsville Adventurer

    Strap on your hiking boots and pack some trail mix, because today Melea talks with David Parham, founder of the Huntsville Adventurer. In this episode, get insider info on the best views and trails in the North Alabama region — then continue your planning journey at huntsvilleadventurer.com to plot out all the jaw-dropping natural wonders in the area.

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    The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Melea Hames and produced by Relic.

    To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast Network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.

    • 22 min
    Discovering the Birthplace of Helen Keller

    Discovering the Birthplace of Helen Keller

    Close your eyes and transport yourself back in time in this episode of Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama. Melea talks with Sue Pilkilton, executive director at the Birthplace of Helen Keller Museum. Sue shares stories from Helen’s life and talks about how visitors can learn more about her legacy for themselves.

    “When you visit the Helen Keller Birthplace, we often talk about Annie Sullivan’s importance in Helen’s life. We really feel that it took the two to make the one. If Annie Sullivan had not arrived in 1887 here in Tuscumbia, I don’t think the world would have ever known of Helen Keller. She was the backbone that pushed Helen to do what she did.“ -Sue Pilkilton

    The Helen Keller Birthplace

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    The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Melea Hames and produced by Relic.

    To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast Network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.

    • 22 min
    100 Things To Do Before You Die in North Alabama

    100 Things To Do Before You Die in North Alabama

    Are you in need of things to add to your bucket list? On this episode of Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Melea is joined by Connie Pearson, author of 100 Things to Do in North Alabama Before You Die. Melea and Connie go through some of the things you need to see if you are visiting the area. From sporting events to shopping and dining, North Alabama is sure to have something for everyone.

    100 Things to Do in Huntsville and North Alabama Before You Die

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    The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Melea Hames and produced by Relic.

    To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast Network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Squint006 ,

Very Informative Podcast

I really enjoy this podcast. It tells of excursions and places of interest in North Alabama, from murals to waterfalls. It relies on local knowledge and for the outdoors events, such as hiking and trails, provides information on the difficulty or ease of access. My wife and I have utilized the Mural Trail Passport, which is a nice accompanying app. This is very helpful! Keep up the great work!

grannyrenee ,

100 Things To Do Before You Die In North Alabama

I loved listening to Connie Pearson tell us about so many things to do in North Alabama . From Beautiful trails, and lakes, to restaurants, and shopping and even scavenger hunts. And just right up the road! Something for all ages.

Melea's Mom ,

Great job!

This is my daughter’s podcast at her job, and I like listening to it. She does a great job!

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