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Thrillist: UNDERAPPRECIATED AMERICAN CITIES YOU SHOULD TOTALLY MOVE TO

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00 AM

UNDERAPPRECIATED AMERICAN CITIES YOU SHOULD TOTALLY MOVE TO By  THRILLIST TRAVEL Published On 02/17/2017 For a thousand different reasons, you're considering a move this year, and well you should: It's a big ol' country we have here, and opportunity favors those in motion. But before you start daydreaming of swimming holes, remember: Austin is full. So is Portland, alas. Nashville is getting there. As sick as you might be of your city's high rents, $9 beers, and miserable dating pool, migrating to the same overhyped town as everyone else won't improve your situation.…

Expedia: Getting artsy in America’s most creative places

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:00 AM

A view from:  Lily Rogers February 15, 2017 Estimated reading time: less than a minute Art ,  Austin ,  Cultural ,  Denver ,  Festival ,  Hawaii ,  Kentucky ,  Montana ,  Myself ,  San Francisco ,  Seattle ,  USA   Getting artsy in America’s most creative places Art has the power to move us in ways we didn’t know were possible. It can evoke unexpected emotions, expand our world view, and connect us to new perspectives. Art lovers, travelers, and the curious among us have much to explore across this country, as great…

Cooking with Paula Deen: Meet Me in Mississippi

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Meet Me in Mississippi TAKE A DRIVE ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST FOR BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND DELICIOUS FOOD ALL ALONG THE WAY. Written by WHITNEY DURRWACHTER FROM CHARMING BAY SAINT LOUIS to the little town of Pascagoula, each coastal community in Mississippi has its own identity and character, strung together by ocean views, perseverance, and a pride of place. The seaside cities along the stretch of Mississippi Gulf Coast have been shaped by their origins in the hardworking seafood industry and their fight to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005. These Gulf-front towns…

WGNO: Spring cleaning for your soul: 10 reasons to take an eco-escape on the Pascagoula

Monday, February 13, 2017 2:00 PM

Spring cleaning for your soul: 10 reasons to take an eco-escape on the Pascagoula POSTED 4:20 PM, FEBRUARY 13, 2017, BY  STEPHANIE OSWALD GAUTIER, Miss. (WGNO)  - Need to plan some spring cleaning for your soul?  News with a Twist's Travel Girl , Stephanie Oswald, spent some time exploring in Gautier, Mississippi. She teamed up with the folks at Eco-Tours of South Mississippi and came up with 10 reasons why an adventure like this one should be on your bucket list. 1. You'll travel on one  really  special river This eco-tour starts out on a branch of the…

Meetings Today: Intriguing adventures await along the Gulf Coast

Monday, February 13, 2017 10:00 AM

February 2017 Intriguing adventures await along the Gulf Coast by Edward Schmidt Jr. Looking for post-meeting pursuits that will raise the enthusiasm level of the agenda? The magnificent Gulf Coast region, with its sugar-white sand and turquoise waters along Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, offers groups diverse meeting destinations and a spectacular menu of adventure activities. When your group wants to de-stress from meetings and enjoy camaraderie with other attendees, the options are fun, plentiful and unique on the Gulf Coast. Florida Even though your attendees may not…

WGNO: Offbeat Valentine’s Day: Fall in love with nature in Mississippi

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:00 PM

Offbeat Valentine’s Day: Fall in love with nature in Mississippi POSTED 10:14 PM, FEBRUARY 10, 2017, BY  STEPHANIE OSWALD GAUTIER, Miss. (WGNO) -  We've found the perfect way to escape the rat race for a while and spend time with other wildlife. It's an overnight eco-tour adventure on the Pascagoula River and Swamp. The romance here is falling in love with nature, getting back to the basics and hitting the 'pause' button on life, if only for a weekend. "We love this river and there are so many reasons to conserve it and protect it," says Captain…

WGNO: Elvis alert: Why you should take your rock-and-roll sweetheart to Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Friday, February 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Elvis alert: Why you should take your rock-and-roll sweetheart to Ocean Springs, Mississippi POSTED 6:21 PM, FEBRUARY 6, 2017, BY  STEPHANIE OSWALD OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WGNO) -  When the king of rock and roll wanted a break from the maddening crowds, he traveled to a dude ranch in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The setting is now the Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center, but from 1951 to 1957, it's where Elvis and his entourage came for the other version of "R and R." "It was Elvis, the band, the entourage, mom, dad, everybody and their brother came…

Oyster.com: The 9 Best Gulf Coast Beach Towns

Friday, February 10, 2017 8:00 AM

The 9 Best Gulf Coast Beach Towns Feb 9, 2017 by Alexandra Temblador If you want to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico without splurging on an all-inclusive resort in  Cancun , never fear. We’ve created a list of the best beach towns along the Gulf Coast that are perfect for a warm-weather getaway that doesn't require a passport. They’re filled with sandy shores, warm water, and plenty of fun, whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, or with the kids. Check out our great list that stretches from Texas to Florida and includes everything in between.  4.…

Coastal Living: The Best Mardi Gras Celebrations on the Coast

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:00 AM

We all know that the heart of Mardi Gras will always be in New Orleans, Louisiana, but there are some crazy-amazing Fat Tuesday celebrations in other great coastal cities. Check out these 10 incredible parties, from Florida to Hawaii. By Bob Curley  Biloxi, Mississippi Twelfth Night kicks off Mardi Gras season along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, where there are more than  20 Mardi Gras parades .  The annual Gulf Coast Carnival Association Coronation Ball is highlighted by the naming of King d'lberville and Queen lxolib, rulers of the region's Mardi Gras…

USA TODAY: Try one of the world's rarest shrimp in Gulfport, Miss.

Friday, January 27, 2017 8:00 AM

Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY Published 5:46 a.m. ET Jan. 26, 2017 | Updated 4:00 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2017 The scene:  The Gulf of Mexico is America’s breadbasket for many types of seafood, especially oysters and shrimp, for which it is arguably the world’s premier supplier of the sweet, wild caught white variety. Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, with its 26 miles of continuous broad sandy beach, casinos, museums, restaurants, fishing and golf courses, is among the top vacation destinations on this body of water. Beach Blvd Steamer, a local seafood-oriented…

Marlin: MGCBC Increases Minimum Length for Blue Marlin to 107 Inches

Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:00 AM

Popular tournament sets the standard in the Gulf of Mexico for eligible marlin BY  NEWSWIRE  JANUARY 26, 2017 The Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic has increased the minimum length requirement for qualifying blue marlin in the event to 107 inches from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail. The previous requirement was 100 inches, making this new increase a significant statement for billfish conservation. “The blue marlin caught off the Mississippi coast are huge, really huge,” says MGCBC tournament coordinator Bert Merritt. “So at our January board…

Country Living: 26 Under-the-Radar Southern Cities for Girlfriend Getaways

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:00 PM

6 Under-the-Radar Southern Cities for Girlfriend Getaways From the unexpected allure of Gulf Shores to a historic resort tucked away on Jekyll Island, we've got your next girls' weekend covered. Check out our list of incredible southern getaways to experience in 2017. BY PERRI ORMONT BLUMBERG JAN 10, 2017  Pick any town below the Mason-Dixon line, and you're destined to find old-fashioned southern hospitality and charm. But pick any of the southern   towns we've rounded up below, and you're destined to  also  find loads of culture, entertainment,…

Forbes: 10 Best Restaurants Of 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016 2:00 PM

By Larry Olmsted I write on culinary topics for many prominent publications, and had a  N ew York Times  Bestselling food book come out this year, so eating out is always on my mind. As 2016 winds down, it is time for an annual reflection on my standout restaurant meals from the past 12 months. This is a tradition I started with my “10 Most Memorable Restaurant Meals of 2011,” and continued in every year since. There are still plenty of gems  in those previous articles , and most, if not all, of the eateries covered are still very relevant to travelers. This…

Connect Magazine: 2016 Industry Leaders: Cameron George

Friday, December 16, 2016 8:00 AM

2016 Industry Leaders: Trailblazers & Groundbreakers By  Sponsored Content , December 16, 2016 The world of meetings is all about building relationships. That’s why Connect Association produces this annual list of industry leaders, which you can quickly look through to get to know destination and organization influencers on a different level. Here, you’ll be introduced to 18 committed thought leaders who go above and beyond for their association clients. From Houston to Las Vegas to Milwaukee, this troupe of trailblazers is visionary, insightful and savvy about the…

Southern Living: 50 Undiscovered Places You'll Love in the South

Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00 AM

Part of the fun of travel is discovery—and that never gets old, no matter how many miles you roam. Some places can be famous locally or within select circles and remain undiscovered by the rest of us. Maybe it’s that tucked-away blues joint that everybody in town knows about but you’ve never heard of. It could be a big city attraction with a hidden gem; a  secret bottle of sauce  that will transform whatever you just ordered; or a mysterious mailbox on an  undisturbed beach  with no house in sight.  What on earth?  Some things you just have to…