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When weird tourism became a thing and the world was a better place

I was speaking to some really fun women last Thursday at the Mystery & Mirth Book Club in Madison, Ala., and several said they are like me and seek out the weird places on the map when they travel. They look for World's Largest Things, car-part art and quirky attractions. I think Weird Tourism is… Continue reading When weird tourism became a thing and the world was a better place

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See photos from our new book of the bridges featured at Alabama’s Covered Bridge Fest

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Sweetums and I will be in Blount County for the annual Covered Bridge Festival. We will be selling copies of our latest book, “Covered Bridges of Alabama,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Oneonta. We’ve never attended the festival but we are excited to go this year, not only… Continue reading See photos from our new book of the bridges featured at Alabama’s Covered Bridge Fest

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This Tennessee smoke house is like Cracker Barrel on steroids

A couple of months ago, Sweetums and I decided to go wandering. We had no particular destination in mind but when we looked at places within driving distance, we came upon Jim Oliver’s Smoke House. It’s a well-known place in Monteagle, Tenn., that I would describe as Cracker Barrel on steroids, but that’s a bit… Continue reading This Tennessee smoke house is like Cracker Barrel on steroids

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The time I saw those little stars above my head

"The time I saw those little stars above my head" is excerpted from the book "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales About a Weird News Reporter," available at local and online booksellers. For a signed copy, email kellykazek@kellykazek.com. Cost is $15 + $4 shipping. Read more about the book here. So here’s how it happened: One… Continue reading The time I saw those little stars above my head