About Tara Massouleh McCay

Tara Massouleh McCay is a writer and editor based in Birmingham, Alabama. She was previously associate editor at Birmingham magazine and has been contributing to local and regional publications since 2015. She loves sports, spicy food, and above all the art of storytelling.

Did you know Alabama is home to the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies?

2021-08-17T16:55:21-05:00By |Outdoors|

With the Bankhead and Sipsey Wilderness as part of its landscape, North Alabama is known for its gorgeous natural features. Among the miles of lush, forested trails is a wonder so spectacular that you can’t find any others like it on this side of the Rockies. At 148-feet long and 70-feet above the ground, Alabama’s Natural Bridge is a sight to behold and a must-see for nature lovers everywhere. Here’s everything you need to know about planning a trip to see it for yourself. 

Meet the women making waves in Birmingham’s Pepper Place district

2021-08-10T13:13:22-05:00By |Culture, Living|

It’s Saturday morning and while most of downtown Birmingham is still waking up, Pepper Place District is a few steps ahead. One hundred white tents line the couple blocks between 2nd and 3rd Avenues South and 28th and 29th Streets. Live folk music provides the soundtrack to a bustling farmers market where thousands of people meet to buy the area’s freshest bounty and a variety of locally made goods. 

Travel back in time at Old Alabama Town

2021-07-31T12:27:51-05:00By |Travel|

You don’t need a time machine to go back in time. In the heart of historic downtown Montgomery lies a microcosm of life in 19th century America. Old Alabama Town is a collection of more than 50 restored 19th and 20th century structures and buildings meant to replicate the architecture, history, and lifestyle of the time. The buildings of Old Alabama Town are spread across six downtown blocks and show off an array of styles from high-end townhouses to rural pioneer cabins. 

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