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Hurricane Nate Aftermath Update

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (October 12, 2017) - We are grateful that Hurricane Nate's impact wasn’t as severe as anticipated and that our coastal communities saw a minimal amount of damage. As a coastal region that welcomes over 6 million visitors a year, we maintain a high level of advance preparedness for storms and a dedication to quickly resume operations afterward. Due to the hard work of our public officials and the

Girlfriend Getaways in Mississippi


David Bodle

Girlfriend Getaways In Mississippi

Equestrian Destination: Gulfport, Mississippi


By Britney Grover

Though horse showing in Gulfport, Mississippi, may be off the beaten path for some, it’s a cherished annual tradition for others. Coastally located on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulfport has been home to the Gulf Coast Winter Classics for 20 years, with classes from lead line to grand prix and now over $1,000,000 in prize money. Cheryl Rubenstein visited the show at Gulfport in one of its inaugural years after a 20-year hiatus from riding, and has been

The Mississippi cafe for fresh Gulf seafood on weekdays

Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAYPublished 6:42 a.m. ET Sept. 21, 2017

The cafe inside a Gulf Coast seafood distribution center

Rosetti’s Old Biloxi Café is a small part of the large retail market and distribution center for Quality Produce & Seafood. Larry Olmsted, for USA TODAY

The scene: When going out for seafood, dining on the water, especially on a coast famed for its fishing, is always a good bet. If you want to put the odds of having a great meal with the best-quality fish

10 Budget-Friendly Girlfriend Getaways for Fall

Perri Ormont Blumberg

From Ocean Spring’s small town charm to San Antonio’s booming Pearl District, we’ve gathered our favorite affordable picks around the South.

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Kick off vacation with your dearest pals by clinking milkshakes at the delightfully retro Lovelace Drugstore and Soda Fountain. Then, continue exploring the historic downtown area (Miner's Doll & Toy Store is a must-stop for picking up a surprise for the kids back at home), or lounge beachside at the Gulf

Cycling Mississippi - The Crooked Letter State

April 18, 2017 - Arlen Hall is Adventure Cycling's Tours Director

“M, straight letter, crooked letter, crooked letter, straight letter, crooked letter, crooked letter, straight letter, humpback letter, humpback letter, straight letter. That’s how you spell Mississippi.” How many of us learned how to spell the Magnolia State in this way?

Crooked and fun! That’s just how I would describe my recent crisscross ride around Mississippi with a four-day, Mississippi Department of Tourism sponsored, bike

Spotlight on the Sport: The Louisiana Marathon and Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

Scott Bush, Running USA

Running USA

September 5, 2017

Creating a different sort of running experience

We love hearing about the creative efforts of Running USA members, even more so when it comes from race organizers trying to bring new experiences to their running communities.

With that said, we recently caught up with Danny Bourgeois, Marketing Director for the Louisiana Marathon and Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, as well as a Running USA

Audacious autumn: Squirrel cook off, Elktober, purple feet


Looking for something more exciting than pumpkin spice, Oktoberfests and leaf-peeping to shake up your plans this fall?

Consider adding one of these audacious autumnal experiences to your calendar: a squirrel cook off in Arkansas, ukulele festival in Florida, caterpillar races in North Carolina or the annual wife-carrying contest in Maine. For the month of Elktober, you’ll find randy elks bugling their mating calls in Colorado. Or perhaps you’d like to turn your feet

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon gearing up for second annual race

Posted by: For the MBJ in MBJ FEATURE, NEWS, Sports August 31, 2017


With just over three months to go before the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, organizers, endurance runners and first-time racers are all preparing for the second annual event, which will be held the weekend of Dec. 8-10.

Race director Jonathan “Juba” Dziuba and his team felt the Gulf of Mexico and beach-lined stretch of Highway 90 from Pass Christian to Biloxi “screamed for a marathon.” His


Fishing Mississippi’s Teeming Inshore Reefs and Structure

Veteran and beginning anglers alike find fast action for big black drum and more on the northern Gulf coast

By Doug Olander August 23, 2017

“Our inshore artificial reefs have been complete game changers.”

That’s what my longtime friend and veteran fishing guide, Sonny Schinder — whose Shore Thing Fishing Charters is based in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi — told me recently of the inshore/nearshore artificial-reef structure that the state began placing in Mississippi coastal waters