Fran Morley


For more than a decade, D. Fran Morley has been a full-time freelancer—traveling, interviewing, researching, and taking photos, and then sitting in Fairhope, Alabama, to write stories for all manner of publications, online and in print. She and her fiddle-playing husband, Tom, enjoy traveling, reading, playing Irish tunes, discovering new craft beers, paddling their kayaks on peaceful backwaters, and spending time with Finn and Zoey, the wonder cats.

Making a list of favorite spots to paddle is easy, but any list is very subjective. Do you like quiet paddles on lazy backwaters, or do you want to power-stroke your way down a strong river? Is a few hours on the water enough, or do you rel... Read more

Outdoor Adventures

Staying the course in Fairhope. And that’s a good thing. Fairhope, the jewel in the string of cities that line the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, has been a tourist destination for decades, in part because some things never change. I... Read more