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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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Escape the crowds at these lesser-known US places

Slide 15 of 31: Also known as Mississippi Gulf Coast or, appropriately, “The Secret Coast”, this 62-mile (100km) stretch may be something of a surprise to those who think Mississippi is all blues, BBQ and bayous. This area has a bit of that too, of course, alongside caster-sugar beaches, casinos, golf courses and fishing piers. Idyllic, shell-scattered Ship Island is a short ferry hop away. COVID-19 measures are in place – check the official page for updates. 15/31 SLIDES © Paula Stephens/Shutterstock Read full article…

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The Must-Visit Small Town In Every State

By Thrillist Travel Romanticizing small towns has been an American tradition for as long as “quaint” has been an adjective. We love to idealize tree-lined hamlets populated with four-square homes. We long for a life of unhurried conversations and free parking, where a night out involves seeing actual stars, not dropping $250 on cocktails and cabs. When you fall in love with a small town, you fall hard. And even the most literary among us struggle to find an alternative to “charming.” We scoured the country for the villages and townships that…

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The One Place to Visit in Every State This Winter

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A Taste of the Coastal Mississippi’s Culinary Delights

The Mississippi Gulf Coast restaurant scene is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Is it French Creole like the first European settlers? Pascagoula is home to the oldest verified French house in the coastal Mississippi valley. Is it in the deep south? You’ll find the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library in Biloxi. Do you come for seafood? About 70% of the domestic shrimp and oyster production comes from the Mississippi Sound. Maybe it’s farm-to-table fare from Mississippi’s fertile fields or artisan eateries in charming coastal…

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