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Coastal Mississippi Appoints Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Appoints Executive Director COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (January 20, 2022) – Coastal Mississippi is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Young, CDME to the role of Executive Director for the State’s coastal tri-county destination marketing organization. Young brings over 20 years of experience in tourism program design, product development, marketing direction, convention and leisure sales, logistics and supplier management…

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Coastal Mississippi Appoints Director of Sales, Director of Communications & Engagement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (January 7, 2022) – Coastal Mississippi is pleased to announce the appointments of Kris Abbott to the position of Director of Sales and Patricia Meagher to the position of Director of Communications and Engagement for the State’s coastal tri-county destination marketing organization. This announcement follows the November 2021 announcement that Coastal Mississippi would be reinstating the Director of Sales position in…

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17 Amazing Beach Towns That Top Our Readers’ Travel List (2021)

10. Bay St. Louis, Mississippi One of the best places to explore along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, Bay St. Louis lies between New Orleans and Biloxi. This charming Mississippi coastal town is home to 100 Men Hall, a rare gem of the Mississippi Blues Trail. It also boasts eclectic restaurants, where you can find a fantastic po’boy. Seafood lovers should visit over the Fourth of July weekend for the Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival. Read full article…

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The Best Places to Visit in 2022

September: Gulf Coast Shrimp Tasting Festival, Biloxi, Mississippi With beaches white and soft as caster sugar and rows of seafront restaurants, Biloxi is something of a find. One of the best times to experience it is in autumn, when the heat has eased a little and visitors can feast on seafood even more than usual. During Gulf Coast Shrimp Tasting Festival, on 18 September, restaurants and street-food stalls serve dishes made with local seafood including hot and spicy boiled shrimp. There’s also live music and entertainment and people selling…

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The Coastal Mississippi Coffee Trail

Are you looking for a java journey? A Cup of joe and go? A roastery road trip? A bon voyage and beans? You get the idea . We’re talking about an espresso escapade on the Coastal Mississippi coffee trail. What’s special about coffee in Coastal Mississippi? The Magnolia State’s 62-miles of shoreline is the perfect escape from the ordinary with charming communities and an incredible food scene. Plus, the historic US-90 route along the coast offers an ideal road trip off the interstate that will not cost you too much time (unless you want it to)…

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Mississippi's Gorgeous Beaches

The sun has heated the asphalt vigorously. Anyone who crosses Beach Boulevard, as the entire coastal road is called here, barefoot to go to the beach, automatically hurries. You have to let a few cars through, then you stand in perfect white sand and marvel at the emptiness. There are more herons than bathers – although the trip took place before the corona pandemic. Mississippi doesn’t necessarily come first as a beach vacation. That the US state has a beach life is relatively unknown. The locals call their coastline “The Secret Coast”. The…

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Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival {Worth the Drive}

Details in this post have been updated for 2021 As the mom of four small-ish children including one in a wheelchair, I’m very picky about the activities I attend with my entire family. There’s nothing worse than packing up the car, driving forty-five minutes or more, and then finding out that an event is too scary, or there’s no parking, etc. So when I heard about the beautiful light displays in downtown Gulfport, I was excited, but cautiously so. I knew there was a lot of potential for disaster, but convinced my husband that we could make it…

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Mississippi Gulf Coast named one of the world’s 50 best places to travel in 2022

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has been named one of the worlds 50 best places to travel in 2022 by the online guide Travel Lemming. The list was created by a team of 15 travel writers and editors, with a focus on elevating underrated and unsung destinations they believe deserve more attention. The Gulf Coast came in at number 30, right behind Buenos Aires, Argentina. “The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a hidden gem. I grew up in Mississippi but didn’t know how much the coast had to offer until I moved nearby. There are few chains and no massive condos…

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US Gulf Coast Dessert Trail: 9 Divine Places to Savor Gulf Sweet Treats

We have visited hundreds of US Gulf Coast restaurants, bakeries, ice cream shops, breweries, and more to uncover the most iconic and coastal-worthy sweet treats for this US Gulf Coast Dessert Trail . Many US Gulf Coast beaches features splendid sugar sand, the softest and cleanest beach sand in the world. That sweetness and the US Gulf Coast salt air influence and inspire many remarkable and iconic desserts. Some of our US Gulf Coast Dessert Trail choices are iconic and popular, while some are quirky and hidden gem spots. Our US Gulf Coast…

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Beginner’s Guide to Mushroom Foraging

Photo credit: Unsplash/Annie Spratt When he’s not in the kitchen at his restaurant, White Pillars, you might find Chef Austin Sumrall climbing trees – or even doing acrobatics, throwing a friend up on his shoulders – in the middle of forested farmland two hours north of his home in Biloxi, Mississippi. He’s not in training for the next Mountain Man, however; it’s all in the name of gathering mushrooms. Sumrall’s been a forager for a long time, venturing through vines and thickets, trudging through trees and often donning snake gaiters…

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