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This is my first in my 50/50 challenge to myself to write a travel review of every state in the United States. 50 states in 50 days is my goal. One down, 49 to go!

The rest of the world knows Alabama for two things: A song by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1974, and the Alabama University football team. If you’re a sports fan and planning to visit Alabama during football season, you’ll want to go to a ‘Bama game if you can score tickets. Don’t worry though, there’s plenty of other things to do in the Cotton state if you can’t.

If you don’t want to hike and climb mountains, Alabama has a little bit of the gulf shore all to itself, so you can tan and swim in the beautiful, warm blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Alabama also has a rich musical history with blues and southern rock. If you want to get in out of the sun,  you can tour the Muscle Shoals recording studio where many a hit record was created. If you’re a destination activity vacationer you can also plan your trip around one of the many music festivals that occur almost year round.

Regardless of you’re taste in vacations, Alabama has a little bit of something for everyone. Next up tomorrow, Alaska!

Safe travels! ~Phil