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Business Insider: 8 underrated US destinations you should visit right now

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:00 PM

8 underrated US destinations you should visit right now Toby Orton,  Oyster.com Nov. 30, 2016, 11:52 AM When it comes to planning a vacation in the US, people so often come up with the same old choices(think  New York ,  Las Vegas , and Orlando ). Understandably, the varied combination of architecture, culture, nightlife, theme parks, and big city buzz all contribute to their popularity. But why not buck the trend and head somewhere a little more original? Ahead, we compiled eight of the most underrated, often overlooked destinations around the country. Despite flying under…

Brit + Co: 8 Unique and Relaxing Getaways Every Mom Squad Needs This Fall

Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:00 AM

8 Unique and Relaxing Getaways Every Mom Squad Needs This Fall Perri O. Blumberg   Thu Nov 24 2016 What’s better than strengthening your bond with girlfriends? Not much. Okay, maybe chilling with your fellow mom besties in amazing locales worthy of an  amazing babymoon . This season, take some time to just celebrate and get away with the gang (hey, you deserve it… especially after  Halloween craziness !). From  island hot spots in the Carribbean  to laid-back coastal fun stateside, we’ve rounded up eight swoon-worthy destinations to plot…

NBC: Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon

Monday, November 21, 2016 10:00 AM

NBC  CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH NICK CANNON: Real or Fake?  November 18, 2016 (Starting with final 9:25) Micah Graves wears a GoPro during a Biloxi Shuckers game at MGM Park. Check out the video to see his interview and learn more about the amazing catch.  http://www.nbc.com/caught-on-camera-with-nick-cannon/video/real-or-fake/3423649

msn.com: Epic Girls' Getaway Destinations In Every State In America

Friday, November 18, 2016 8:00 AM

Perri O. Blumberg Gulf Coast, Mississippi This under-the-radar gem is as warm and welcoming as it is laidback, making it ideal for a weekend escape with your friends. If you and your friends enjoy wandering sans agenda, start out in  Fishbone Alley , a funky walkway with colorful artwork and string lights as you weave your way towards  Pop Brothers  for a refreshing, small-batch popsicles made with herbs, spices, and fresh fruit from local producers. Make a detour to  The Greenhouse on Porter  for yoga, a dance party, or even a 7 or 8-mile bike ride known by locals as…

The Blog for Lifestyle & Travel: Top 10 Southern Aquariums You Need to Explore

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:00 AM

Top 10 Southern Aquariums You Need to Explore Matthew Holland See majestic sharks and colorful sea life up close at these stunning aquariums From its unique swamps and marshlands to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the southern United States features diverse aquatic ecosystems. It's no surprise, then, that the South has some of the most spectacular aquariums in the country, featuring animals, programs, and experiences that can't be matched. With both freshwater and saltwater creatures as well as numerous hands-on experiences, these ten aquariums should be on…

Nooga.com: Enjoy family fun on Mississippi's free-flowing Pascagoula River

Monday, November 14, 2016 10:00 AM

Enjoy family fun on Mississippi's free-flowing Pascagoula River By  JENNI FRANKENBERG VEAL  - Published on November 13, 2016 I wasn't expecting to lose my heart in Mississippi. However, on a recent trip with my family, I was entirely surprised by the outdoor adventure to be experienced along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  One of the destinations that charmed me was the  Pascagoula River , the largest and last free-flowing river in the Lower 48. The Pascagoula forms at the confluence of the Leaf and Chicasawhay rivers near Merrill, Mississippi, and flows…

Southern Living: 7 Reasons to Beach it in the Off Season

Friday, November 4, 2016 9:00 AM

7 Reasons to Beach it in the Off Season It’s always off-season somewhere in the South, and that makes our beaches great winter vacation spots. Special Events During the months when traffic drops off, many beach destinations hold festivals and fairs to draw tourists back. Check out the calendar on your favorite beach’s website. In November, for example, the Mississippi Gulf Coast will offer the 38 th  Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs; there will be tons of live music and other events on 30A in the Florida Panhandle; and Jekyll Island, Georgia,…

With Husband In Tow: The Best Gulf Coast Eats

Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:00 PM

The Best Gulf Coast Eats by  Amber H.  | Nov 3, 2016 |  Louisiana ,  Mississippi ,  United States  |  0 comments What happens when two Yankees come home to the US for the first time in years? We head south. We have been lucky living in Bangkok to find some decent American comfort food. We’ve found good pizza and hamburgers and even found some good  Mexican in Bangkok . The one thing we haven’t found is Southern comfort food. That’s we we spent a few weeks driving across the US south, in search of the best Gulf Coast eats. We spent a…

WLOX: Coast tourism numbers up

Friday, October 28, 2016 1:52 PM

By Jonathan Brannan SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The numbers are in, and they have many people on the tourism board smiling. The coast has changed a good bit over the past several years. It's looking like the arrows are all pointing in the right direction on the coast, that is, if you like growth and development.      "Numbers are starting to have a plus in front of them instead of a minus like they have in the past many years," said Linda Hornsby, Director of the Mississippi Hotel Motel Lodging Association. Hornsby referred to numbers like available hotel rooms.…

WXXV: State of the Travel Industry Address

Friday, October 28, 2016 1:51 PM

By WXXV Staff Tourism is considered one of the main economic drivers, not only here on the Coast, but across the entire state. How did the Coast fare this year? This afternoon, Director of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Renee Areng answered that question during a State of the Travel Industry Address. According to Areng, in 2015 5.8 million visitors traveled to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and spent $1.8 billion. Those numbers have continued rising in 2016. “Our assets are so varied and so unique to any other destination that we just want everybody to find out about it. We know through…

Sun Herald: Five things the Coast is doing to bring in more visitors

Friday, October 28, 2016 1:50 PM

BY MARY PEREZ meperez@sunherald.com GULFPORT  It was a big year for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, the three-county tourism-promotion agency for South Mississippi, and the group touted the accomplishments at its State of the Travel Industry annual meeting Thursday at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Consolidating into one organization was hard, said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destination Marketing Association International. What’s good, he said, is “seeing the work that we recommend to all our partners around the world is being done here already.” Renee Areng,…

Cosmopolitan: Where to Vacation With Your BFFs in Every State

Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:16 AM

By Perri O. Blumberg Oct 26, 2016 When you think "girls' getaway," the first thing that comes to mind may be lounging on a beach in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. But why not celebrate the best of the grand ol' USA? This country is full of one-of-a-kind destinations with an eclectic mix of culture, outdoorsy thrills, epicurean delights, and, yes, even beaches, from Alabama to Wyoming. GULF COAST, MISSISSIPPI This under-the-radar gem is as warm and welcoming as it is laidback, making it ideal for a weekend escape with your friends. If you and your friends enjoy…

Redbook: Where to Vacation With Your BFFs In Every State

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:51 AM

Where to Vacation With Your BFFs In Every State By Perri O. Blumberg  Whether you're booking a bachelorette or just need a weekend sans husbands/kids, one of these epic destinations will do the trick. When you think "girls' getaway", the first thing that comes to mind may be lounging on a beach in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. But why not celebrate the best of the grand ol' USA? This country is full of one-of-a-kind destinations with an eclectic mix of culture, outdoorsy thrills, epicurean delights, and, yes, even beaches, from Alabama to Wyoming. Gulf…

Where: 12 Small Towns With Big Southern Charm

Sunday, October 9, 2016 4:49 PM

12 Small Towns With Big Southern Charm BY  DUSTIN TURNER  &  JAMIE LOWE  ON 10/19/16 Ramble down a meandering river, eat a heaping plate of home-cooked food and drive down main street in many a Southern town in America to know that the charm of these small towns has never quite faded. The heart of the South boasts a slower pace where neighbors know each other by name and people wave at each other as they drive by. These are the top small towns throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama. These charming small towns have some of the sweetest hospitality and…

Motorhome Magazine: Sun, Sand & Solitude

Monday, October 3, 2016 1:51 PM

Sun, Sand & Solitude Photo Credit: danstefoutdoors.com, Visit Florida, Visit Pensacola Inc. By Alan Rider September 23, 2016  Filed under  National Parks ,  Top Stories A day at the beach takes on a profound meaning at the Gulf Islands National Seashore The National Park Service’s 100th birthday celebration may be winding down, but here on the pages of MotorHome magazine, the party’s far from over. Which means our monthly Find Your Adventure series continues as we head for warmer climes to seek out some of the wide variety of adventures — from mild to wild…