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Car Reviews: European Sports Sedans

Car Reviews: European Sports Sedans

Jaguar XE 20d R-Sport, Audi A4 2.0T Quattro S Tronic, Alfa Romeo Giulia

Drive Smart Talking tech with a mechanic

Drive Smart

Talking tech with a mechanic

Travel Smart Budget-friendly adventures

Travel Smart

Budget-friendly adventures provide a wealth of memories

Smart Coverage: Homeowners Insurance

Smart Coverage: Homeowners Insurance

Thinking of renting out your home to vacationers? Consider these insurance questions

Car Reviews: Midsize SUVs

Car Reviews: Midsize SUVs

Mazda CX-9 Signature, Jaguar F-Pace 35t R-Sport, Ford Explorer Platinum EcoBoost V6

Drive Smart Gas Study

Drive Smart

Why buying cheap gas doesn’t pay

Travel Smart AFN

Travel Smart

Travel insights from military personnel

The Band Perry

Down Home With

The Band Perry

Flock Together

Flock Together

In small-town Louisiana, children race after poultry before a Mardi Gras feast

Blue Ridge Romance Primland

Blue Ridge Romance

Great dining, stargazing, horseback riding, and shotgun shooting

High/Low: London

High/Low: London

This cosmopolitan world capital is buzzing with art and theater

Sweet Spots for Valentine's Day

Sweet Spots for Valentine's Day

A modern twist on the classic date night

Car Reviews: Electric Green Cars

Car Reviews: Electric Green Cars

BMW 330e, Kia Soul EV Plus, Toyota Prius Two Eco

Drive Smart Used Green Car

Drive Smart

What to look for when buying a used hybrid

Travel Smart Vacation

Travel Smart

The many reasons why time off is time well spent

Down Home With Orlando Jones

Down Home With

Orlando Jones, actor and Mobile native

Hip ’Hoods

Hip ’Hoods

Birmingham’s best neighborhoods for food, drink, and fun

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Chevrolet Malibu 2LT, Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring, Nissan Maxima SR

Down Home With Janice M. Williams

Down Home With

Janice M. Williams, caretaker of the coon dog cemetery

Travel Smart Passport to Passions

Travel Smart

Pursuing a hobby can add dimension to your journeys

Portable Coloring for Creative Adults

Portable Coloring for Creative Adults

Adults are taking up this hip hobby to pass the time

The Goods

The Goods

These gadgets will get you grilling like a champ

Windmill Market

Windmill Market

The innovative market houses restaurants and shops

Atlanta

Atlanta

The city is quickly evolving into the country’s greatest urban getaway

Caribbean Shopping Guide

Caribbean Shopping Guide

When you’re in the Caribbean, don’t settle for any old tchotchke

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Uncaged

Our writer discovers an endless array of creatures

Alabama's Scenic River Trail

Alabama's Scenic River Trail

A family paddles a portion of our state’s 20,000 miles of rivers and streams

Down Home With Lucas Black

Down Home With

Lucas Black, NCIS: New Orleans actor

David Bancroft's Purple Hull Chow Chow

Recipe

David Bancroft's Purple Hull Chow Chow

Drive Smart All-Wheel Drive

Drive Smart

Pros and cons of all-wheel drive

Car Reviews: Luxury Vehicles

Car Reviews: Luxury Vehicles

Cadillac CT6 2.0L Turbo Luxury, Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport, Kia K900 V6 Luxury

Down Home With Beth Grant

Down Home With

Beth Grant, a Birmingham-born actress

Cool Drinks

Summer Sips

Find refuge with these cool drinks in the Great State of Alabama

Travel Smart It's Time to Go Back

Travel Smart

The logic and lure of making the return trip

Indigo Shoppe

Indigo Shoppe

A double-whammy chance to shop local and buy with conscience

Tentsile

Tentsile

Best described as a cross between a tent and a hammock

Down Home With J. Willoughby

Down Home With

J. Willoughby, Birmingham musician whose group covers classic rock albums

Providence Canyon, Georgia

Providence Canyon, Georgia

Part still-life painting, part invitation to hike and ramble

Travel Smart Travel Insurance

Travel Smart

When and how it pays to have travel insurance

Travel Smart Travel Security

Travel Smart

Simple tips for a safer journey abroad

Car Reviews Urbane SUVs

Car Reviews: Urbane SUVs

Ford Edge Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLC300, Nissan Murano Platinum

Drive Smart Takata Recall Update

Drive Smart

An update on the Takata air bag recall

Ovenbird

Restaurants

A sampling of small plates eatery, Ovenbird

International Dining

International Dining

3 must-visit restaurants that are worth the ’round-the-world trip

Down Home With Whitney Dean

Down Home With

Huntsville singer-songwriter Whitney Dean on his career and childhood

Car Reviews: A Sporty Triad

Car Reviews: A Sporty Triad

Mustang I4 Coupe, MX-5 Miata, Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door

Drive Smart: Car Loan Pitfalls

Drive Smart

Getting a car loan 
from the dealer or from a bank

Travel Smart

Travel Smart

Visiting our country’s national parks for inspiration

Gulfquest

Mobile

An interactive nautical museum with a connection to the Gulf of Mexico

Lyric Theatre

Music

Lighting up the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham

Groundhog

Critter News

Groundhog Smith Lake Jake has a big decision to make

Food Trucks

Food Trucks

From Huntsville to Mobile, check out some of the state’s tastiest dishes

Clarksdale Shack Up Inn

Checking In

A stop at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale to soak up local culture

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol, Tennessee

Explore the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma

What to see, do, and eat in Oklahoma City

San Francisco's Presidio

San Francisco's Presidio

Tour the grounds and see a part of California's history

Negro Southern League Museum

Tour This

Step up to the plate at the Negro Southern League Museum

Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Bus Tour

Spotlight

Holiday spirit at the Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Bus Tour

Taos Art Workshops

New Mexico

Make your own artwork in Taos, New Mexico

Down Home With Louise Hall Beard

Down Home With

Birmingham Producer Louise Hall Beard

Drive Smart Oil Change

Drive Smart

Can you trust your car’s oil-life monitor?

Travel Smart Hotel Trends

Travel Smart

Though aimed at millennials, lifestyle hotels attract all ages

Car Reviews: Euro Crossovers

Car Reviews: Euro Crossovers

Audi Q3 Premium Plus Quattro, Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE LUX, Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic

Czech Republic

On a Roll

Tours of our state’s car plants provide a glimpse of cutting-edge technology

Frequent-Flier Miles

The Game of Points

What you need to know to maximize your frequent-flier miles

Travel Smart

Travel Smart

Lessons learned from embarrassing travel moments

Car Reviews

Car Reviews: Green Cars

Tesla Model S P85D, Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum, Golf TDI SE

Drive Smart Inexpensive Cars

Drive Smart

Yes, you can find a good, new, entry-level car for less than $20K

The Collins

Hip Hangout

Check out The Collins, a trendy bar in downtown Birmingham

Bishop Cider Co.

Hot Tip

Sign up for culinary classes at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort

Jack Allen's Kitchen

Sweet Treat

Sample designer cupcakes from four Alabama sweetshops

Fort Griffin General Merchandise

Spotlight

A meat-lover's feast at Bottle and Bone in Birmingham

Day Trips

The Heart of Art

In Huntsville, art lovers can find high culture at Lowe Mill

Houston Jail

Strange Alabama

Explore the Houston Jail, located in the former Winston County

Day Trip: Sugar Land

Strange Alabama

Learn about the history behind Quinlan Castle in Birmingham

Alabama Bookstores

Roundup

Get your literary fix at these three independent bookshops

The Line Hotel

Checking In

A review of the Line Hotel in Los Angeles' Koreatown

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

The desert's remote beauty lures artists and other creative types

Copenhagen, Denmark

High/Low: Copenhagen

Plenty of wallet-friendly options abound in this expensive city

SS Catherine

Cruise Report

SS Catherine: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest riverboat

Stockholm, Sweden

High/Low: Stockholm

Stockholm has parks, museums, and superb Scandinavian cuisine

Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Islands

Discover wildlife and wonders in South America

Vancouver, BC

High/Low: Vancouver

Vancouver mixes American sensibility with European flair

Alaska Iconic Attractions

Alaska's Iconic Attractions

A slideshow of Alaska’s magnificent wildlife, glaciers, and parks

Car Reviews: Hybrids

Car Reviews: Hybrids

BMW i8, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Drive Smart Recalls

Drive Smart

If you get a recall notice, don't panic, but don't ignore it

Road Debris

Auto Tips

Watch out for road debris, which can damage your vehicle

Quebec City Cuisine

Quebec City’s Cuisine Scene

Chefs draw inspiration from the province’s fishing and farming heritage

Drive Smart Automatic Emergency Braking

Drive Smart

A new era of safety with Automatic Emergency Braking

Drive Smart CPOs

Drive Smart

In the know about certified preowned cars

Golf

Golf

3 courses with a few surprises to entice you

Bluegrass Underground

Music

Bluegrass Underground, the world’s only subterranean concert series

Car Reviews Midsize Sedans

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T, Nissan Altima 2.5 SL, Subaru Legacy 2.5i

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