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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…

Connect Sports: 2016 Industry Leader: Craig Mackay

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:00 PM

Craig Mackay Sports Development Manager,  Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Biloxi, Miss. Craig Mackay graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s in business administration with emphasis in hospitality and tourism. He spent four years with Bruno Event Team as coordinator and then as sales manager for the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire – A PGA Tour Champions event. Now with Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mackay works closely with the local community on strategies to showcase the region as a premier sporting destination. Career…

Sun Herald: Beautiful weather, personal bests greet first Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

Sunday, December 11, 2016 4:00 PM

BY MAURICE SINGLETON Special to the Sun Herald BILOXI  Micah Mohler and Melissa Lilly were the top finishers in Sunday's inaugural Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon. Mohler was the first person to finish the 26.2-mile course that began at Henderson Point in Pass Christian and ended inside MGM Park in Biloxi. He finished just under three hours at 2:54.46. “It is not my personal best,” said Mohler, who lives near Seattle. “But I still ran a time that I am happy with. “Perfect marathon weather,” added Mohler, who was making his first visit to Mississippi.…

WLOX: Half marathon brings out runners from across the country

Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:00 PM

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 12:19 pm CST Sunday, December 11th 2016, 9:45 pm CST By Bess Casserleigh, Reporter HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A booming cannon started hundreds of half-marathon racers off at Jones Park early Sunday morning. People from all over the country convened on the coast this weekend to participate in its first-ever marathon race to take place on Hwy. 90. "It's just for the fun, the fellowship, and of course the bling," said Brookhaven resident Tim Alexander, who ran both the half marathon and the 5K race on Saturday. "Perfect weather, just great…

Sun Herald: Gulf Coast Marathon attracts runners across U.S., beyond

Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:00 AM

BY MAURICE SINGLETON Special to the Sun Herald The inaugural Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon kicked off three days of events with a health expo and participant registrations at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center on Friday. More than 3,400 participants are expected to take part in events over the next two days. The 5K and Kids Marathon take place on Saturday. The half marathon and full marathon will both start at 7 a.m. on Sunday. A steady flow of participants registered on Friday afternoon as volunteers cheerfully welcomed them to an event that has been several years in the making.…

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, 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. 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… 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,…