68: Stepping Inside Cathedral Caverns
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
4d ago
In this episode, Melea takes the show underground to Cathedral Caverns. She sits down with the Superintendent of the state park, Chris Bentley, to talk about some of the features visitors can find when they visit the cave. Whether it’s a massive rock formation or beautiful foliage, there are many unique things to uncover at Cathedral Caverns State Park. Cathedral Caverns State Park Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is ho ..read more
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67: Honoring our History at The Veterans Memorial Park
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
2w ago
In this episode, Melea sits down with Jim Olyniec, a veteran and volunteer who has helped build the Veterans Memorial Park in Scottsboro, Alabama from the ground up. They talk about how the park came to be and why a park of this nature is so important in preserving and honoring the community's heritage. The Veterans Memorial Park Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook 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 ..read more
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67: Enjoy a Relaxing Day at The Soak House & Soapery
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
1M ago
In this episode, Melea takes the show on the road to The Soak House and Soapery in Guntersville. Owner Teresa Staggs and manager Alison James join Melea to talk about all of the luxury services offered at the spa. Services include mineral soaks, facials, massages, halo therapy and infrared sauna sessions. Teresa and Alison also discuss the importance of self-care, the personalized approach to client services and additional offerings like spa lunches and an overnight getaway in a nearby historic apartment. The Soak House and Soapery Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikT ..read more
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65: Introducing Our Host, Melea Hames!
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
1M ago
On today’s special episode of Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama, Melea takes a turn in the guest chair as she’s interviewed by our producer, Julie Sheffield. Listen in to learn more about Melea’s background, her upbringing in North Alabama, going away to college at Auburn and her career path. Melea also talks about some of her favorite things to do in North Alabama, such as visiting Delano Park. Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast ..read more
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64: Exploring the Past and Present of the Historic Belle Mont Mansion
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
2M ago
Known for its Jeffersonian-Palladian style architecture, the Belle Mont Mansion in Tuscumbia is home to tours, exhibits and events throughout the year. Ninon Parker, the site director of the mansion, joins Melea on today’s episode to talk about Belle Mont’s historical significance, how the mansion has been preserved over the years and the different events it holds. Belle Mont Mansion Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is ..read more
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63: Discover History and Adventure at Burritt On The Mountain
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
2M ago
Tucked between the trees on the edge of Huntsville at the peak of Round Top Mountain, Burritt on the Mountain provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages. Host Melea Hames is joined by Elizabeth Jones, marketing director at the park, to talk about some things you can discover when you visit, including special exhibits at the Burritt Mansion or exciting classes at the Burritt Folk School. Burritt on the Mountain Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destinat ..read more
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62: Delano Park: Where History, Nature, and Community Come Together
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
3M ago
In this episode, host Melea Hames interviews Barbara Kelly from Delano Park in Decatur, Alabama. Barbara discusses the park's transformation into an arboretum, the significance of its historical features like the rose garden and the inclusive Riverwild area for children with disabilities. She emphasizes the park's role as a community sanctuary, its educational value and the importance of philanthropy in maintaining and improving the park. Barbara also shares her personal experiences with the park, highlighting its role as a sanctuary during the pandemic and the joy of engaging with nature. The ..read more
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61: Why North Alabama Has a Special Place in Codie Gopher’s Heart
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
3M ago
Codie Gopher grew up in Huntsville and is continually involved in the North Alabama community. Codie joins Melea on today’s episode of Unexpected Adventures to talk about why he loves North Alabama, the region’s impact on the world and the Seven-Two Experience, his documentary all about the area. He also talks about some of his favorite places to visit in the area, such as the Orion Amphitheater and Mentone. Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing ..read more
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60: Back Forty Beer Company: A Pioneer in Alabama Craft Beer
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
4M ago
Back Forty Beer Company is a pioneer in the brewing scene in Alabama and has brought its original beer creations to many people across the South. Jason Wilson, the company’s founder, joins Melea on today’s episode to tell the story of how he started Back Forty, his goal of bringing craft beer culture to the South and the different types of beer he has on tap. Back Forty Beer Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by ..read more
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59: The Power of Art with Artist Jahni Moore
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
by Visit North Alabama
5M ago
Jahni Moore is an accomplished artist from Huntsville, Alabama who works in many different types of media. On today’s episode of Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama, Jahni sits down with Melea to talk about his history with art and where you can find his work across North Alabama. Jahni also talks about his creative process and the importance of art in our lives. Jahni Moore Follow North Alabama on Social Media! Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook The Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted ..read more
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