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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Travel like a local: Shop

Friday, September 23, 2016 10:00 AM

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Shop By Hope S. Philbrick For the Atlanta Journal-Constitution September 25, 2016 Traveling often means exploring and discovering new cities and what they have to offer, from dining experiences to history and culture. And, sometimes, it’s just about having fun, with no timetable to dictate what you see or where you go next. Here are eight destinations around the Southeast where you can ditch the agenda, drop off the grid and get out and play. Ocean Springs, Miss. Dubbed the “City of Discovery,” Ocean Springs (…

Food Network: 50 States of Frozen Drinks

Friday, September 23, 2016 9:57 AM

50 States of Frozen Drinks By Kelly Magyarics Let the heat go: Frozen drinks are an excellent way to cool off. From Hawaii to Maine, these 50 icy cocktails are the most-delicious way to beat the heat.     Bushwhacker at Ajax Seafood Kitchen & Bar: Gulfport, Miss.  Sit by the water at this lively Mississippi Gulf Coast restaurant and bar and let all your cares float away over sips of this classic coastal drink . Generous portions of coconut rum, Kahlua, high-proof rum, fresh cream and milk are blended with ice and served in your choices of sizes, with an optional floater…

With Husband In Tow: S02E15: Biscuits and Po’boys – Mississippi Gulf Coast Eats

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:29 AM

S02E15: Biscuits and Po’boys – Mississippi Gulf Coast Eats by  Amber H.  | Sep 20, 2016 |  Podcast ,  United States Mississippi Gulf Coast Eats We ate so many great meals in our few days exploring the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Neither of us had ever been to Mississippi before, and frankly, as Northerners, we probably carried some preconceived notions of what Mississippi is all about. But, within the few days we spent exploring the best Mississippi Gulf Coast eats, all of these notions were dispelled. The Greenhouse on Porter On this week’s episode of our…

MSN: 13 Affordable and Romantic Fall Getaways

Friday, September 16, 2016 1:36 PM

13 Affordable and Romantic Fall Getaways Cheapism Sheryl Nance-Nash GULF COAST, MISSISSIPPI On the Gulf Coast, take a sunset sail with North Star Sailing Charters through the Mississippi Sound, which is home to the highest concentration of bottlenose dolphins in the U.S. Or take a more active approach and kayak or paddleboard through the waterways. Enjoy a couple's massage at one of several spas in the area and further stimulate your senses by taking in the art at numerous museums. Popular places to stay include Bay Town Inn in Bay St. Louis, Hard Rock Biloxi, and the Inn at Ocean Springs.…

USA TODAY: 12 best U.S. museum exhibits to see this fall

Friday, September 16, 2016 10:02 AM

12 best U.S. museum exhibits to see this fall Sarah Maiellano, Special for USA TODAY7:49 a.m. EDT September 16, 2016 Carnivorous Plants Conservatory at INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, Miss. Did you know there are more than 200 species of carnivorous plants? Maybe you don’t want to know, but for the morbidly curious, the Carnivorous Plants will teach visitors about islands of animal-eating algae, people-chasing plants and flesh-eating flora. Yum. The conservatory will introduce visitors to the five trapping mechanisms of carnivorous plants: Suck, Pit, Stick, One Way…

The High-Tech Texan: One (Fun) Night in the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Friday, September 16, 2016 9:56 AM

One (Fun) Night in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Posted on  August 15, 2016  by  Michael Garfield , in  Blog ,  Travel Driving cross-country can be an experience that some people despise while others enjoy a leisurely, cathartic trip across our great country.  I generally remember my family trips when I was younger sitting in the back seat of our station wagon.  The only that kept us entertained between nightly stops at a Holiday Inn was playing the license plate game on passing cars. Today’s driving experience is much easier thanks to luxuries like…

WXXV: Three Months Away from Soaking up the Run

Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:00 PM

THREE MONTHS AWAY FROM SOAKING UP THE RUN By Kristen Durand The stretch of Highway 90 between Pass Christian and Biloxi will be run over by people rather than cars in less than three months. As News 25’s Kristen Durand show us, as South Mississippi prepares for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, this inaugural event is already gaining momentum across the nation. Gavin Carter likes running so much that he works in an athletic store in Ocean Springs. On December 9th through 11th, he’ll be one of thousands of people lacing up their shoes for the first ever Mississippi Gulf Coast…

With Husband In Tow: Talking Award Winning BBQ at The Shed BBQ

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:25 AM

S02E14: Talking Award Winning BBQ at The Shed BBQ by  Amber H.  | Sep 13, 2016 |  Podcast ,  United States  |  0 comments There is just something about the phrase “award winning BBQ.” BBQ is some serious business. I’ve seen national competitions on the Travel Channel and always admired the patience that comes from making good BBQ. Sitting down with an award winning BBQ master, in of all places, Mississippi, was like a dream come true. That’s what happened when we met Brad Orrison of  The Shed BBQ  in Ocean Springs. Brad, and his…

Sun Herald: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast named top tourism office in the Southeast

Monday, September 12, 2016 10:23 AM

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast named top tourism office in the Southeast Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, the organization that promotes tourism in the three counties of South Mississippi, was named the Tourism Office of the Year at the Southeast Tourism Society Fall Forum on Thursday. Each year, STS recognizes one destination marketing organization with the Tourism Office of the Year Shining Example Award for budgets exceeding $2 million. Organizations are evaluated on overall performance and accomplishments. Between June 2015 and May 2016, VMGC established a social media campaign encouraging…

Southern Living: 8 Things You're Missing in Gulfport

Friday, September 9, 2016 10:27 AM

Southern Living: 8 Things You're Missing in Gulfport There’s something addictive about Gulfport and its neighboring towns up and down U.S. 90 (aka Beach Boulevard). With barrier islands blocking the waves, the water is as flat as a giant mirror. Most of the beach here is manmade—miles and miles of it—stretching out like a wide, creamy ribbon between the water and the bustling beach highway. (You can catch a boat out to some of the barrier islands to experience the natural beaches of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.) And while you’ll see the occasional palm…

WXXV: Blogging Couple Visits South Mississippi

Friday, September 2, 2016 11:24 AM

BLOGGING COUPLE VISITS SOUTH MISSISSIPPI By Kristen Durand  With over 70 countries and counting, Amber Hoffman travels the world seeking new adventures in food with her husband Eric Hoffman in tow. Today, they arrived in South Mississippi with a goal of experiencing the heart and art of southern food and documenting it all on their blog. Selected by Viator as a top travel blog, “With Husband in Tow” catalogues the couple’s adventures throughout the world. Their stop here in South Mississippi is all part of their culinary road trip called the “U.S. Chow Down”…

Sun Herald: International bloggers swing through on food tour of South

Friday, September 2, 2016 11:23 AM

International bloggers swing through on food tour of South BY MARY PEREZ They travel the world eating and writing about their experiences, and this week Amber and Eric Hoffman — the  blogging couple  behind “With Husband in Tow” — are in South Mississippi looking for generous helpings of Southern food and hospitality. Their menu for the three days is full, with stops for biscuits and coffee at Greenhouse at Porter, Vietnamese favorites at Le Bakery, barbecue at The Shed, beer at Lazy Magnolia Brewery and other Southern specialties at Brackish, Taranto’s…

Southern Living: 10 Things You’re Missing in Biloxi, Mississippi

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:42 AM

10 Things You’re Missing in Biloxi, Mississippi This coastal town reinvented itself after Hurricane Katrina, and now it’s better than ever. It took the Mississippi Gulf Coast a decade to recover from the history-making storm that virtually erased its beachfront. But the locals down there are a resilient bunch, and they took the massive challenge of rebuilding as an opportunity to enhance what they loved best about their waterfront towns. Some of Biloxi’s casino resorts, like Beau Rivage, got a multi-million-dollar remodel, with expanded restaurant and retail offerings. New…

USA TODAY: Mississippi's southern spin on sushi

Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:52 PM

Mississippi's southern spin on sushi Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY1:14 p.m. EDT August 11, 2016 Jack’s by the Tracks occupies an original nearly century-old “single shotgun house” in Pascagoula, Miss.  Larry Olmsted, for USA TODAY Jack's serves fresh Gulf seafood southern-style (Photo: Larry Olmsted, for USA TODAY) The scene:  Jack’s by the Tracks  started its life as what is known in the South as a “single shotgun house,” a narrow, linear architectural style that is just one room wide, and you walk through every room…

Sun Herald: Prepare to feast: Restaurant Month launches on the Coast in September

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:11 AM

AUGUST 9, 2016 6:00 AM Prepare to feast: Restaurant Month launches on the Coast in September Kaytlin McCormick of Ocean Springs brings plates to a table at Half Shell Oyster House restaurant in Biloxi on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com BY MARY PEREZ meperez@sunherald.com Miami, New Orleans and other cities around the country celebrate food with a culinary week or month and South Mississippi will join them in September with its first course of Restaurant Month. Casinos and independently-owned restaurants in South Mississippi will take part in the new…