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By Dan Gentille - Thrillist

No matter how you define a great cookout, the perfect barbecue always has the same three things: meat, fire, and a delicious drink. Even campfire-style cooking can produce an excellent piece of meat, but there’s no reason your barbecuing equipment needs to date back to the Stone Age. So level up your backyard experience with these 12 premium grilling gear must-haves.

THE RIGHT RUBS AND SAUCES
If you cooked it correctly, your meat should stand up without the dousing of outside products. But if you still want a little

By Nikki Cleveland - RV Life

Many casinos are not only RV-friendly but they have their own RV resort with an extensive list of amenities. These are some of the best places to park and try your luck at the slots or table games.

10. Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, Mississippi
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Hollywood Casino has a hotel and an RV park with full hookup sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Their RV sites include a free shuttle service to their casino and two free wristbands to the pool area, which has a lazy river, hot tub, and a swim-up bar.

The

By Molly Feltner - Smarter Travel

Last summer, when you were sitting in Miami traffic or laying down a month’s pay for a family trip to Maui, you may have wondered if your relaxing beach vacation was all worth it. There must be cheaper beach vacation alternatives, you think—and you’re right, there are.
Hidden and Cheap Beach Destinations
Look to the Gulf of Mexico for ultra-soft sand, crystal-clear waters, and surprisingly cheap beach vacations. The following Gulf Coast beach destinations are still unmarred by development, with opportunities

By Chere Coen - Weird, Wacky and Wild South

Frida Kahlo, a magical realist Mexican painter whose vibrant artwork defined a nation, inspired women and influenced fashion, has become a role model for artists, political activists and just those wanting to dress up and have a good time. And Fridamania has spread to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where the annual Frida Fest happens every summer in Bay St. Louis.

The fourth annual Frida Fest coincides with the city’s Second Saturday ArtWalk from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Old Town Bay

Barbara Noe Kennedy - FODORS Travel

It isn’t summer without a trip to the beach.

The sand is golden, the pace is slow, and at least five ice cream shops are within easy reach. That’s the life of a beach town, whether its vibe is funky, historic, trendy, or serene. So what are you waiting for? Here are some of America’s favorite beach towns.


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Bay St. Louis
WHERE: Mississippi
Katrina hit this Gulf town hard in 2005, but it’s come back strong. Old Town, overlooking the marina, bay, and white-sand beach, thrives with buzzy restaurants

By Aly Walansky - Orbitz

Bachelorette parties are getting more complicated, involving not just a dinner or a night out at a bar, but an entire evening or even weekend. Increasingly, they’re becoming destination focused. If you’ve been tasked with planning one, the good news is that every state has some pretty incredible ways to celebrate the bride-to-be’s last jaunt with the ladies before the big day. From refined to risque, here are the best party places in every state.

Mississippi
The Gulf Coast is the Magnolia State’s ideal weekend

By Ashley Mateo - Women's Health

Whether you're a hiker with wanderlust or a runner with a serious bucket list.

Biloxi, MS: Best Resort Perks
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is known for its pristine beaches, and Biloxi is no exception. Visit the casinos hugging the shoreline (they were originally floating barges, per state law, but were rebuilt on land post-Hurricane Katrina)—not just for gambling, but for access to luxury spas, fitness centers, pools, and high-end restaurants.

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By Rachel Bowie - PureWow

School is on hiatus ’til fall, which means you’ve got approximately 10 weeks to keep the youngest members of your household happily entertained. Don’t worry: We’ve got your back with this epic list of the coolest activities for kids of all ages in every single state.

MISSISSIPPI: THE INSTITUTE FOR MARINE MAMMAL STUDIES
Dolphin encounters abound at this research institution in Gulfport near Mississippi City, the perfect spot for your kids to learn about the conservation efforts and humane treatment of this aquatic

By Tammie Arender - KNOE News

OCEAN SPRINGS, Ms. (KNOE) Oak canopied streets with cafes, cool art, and unique retail, all just blocks from the Gulf of Mexico in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The quaint little coastal community has been named one of the ten coolest small towns in America by Budget Travel magazine.

“I remember driving down Washington Avenue and the seeing the oak trees that just cascaded over the street and calling Ted and saying, I think I found it. I think this is where we need to be. It’s just a magical place,” said Roxy

By Brian Jewell - Group Travel Leader

Exciting things are happening in Mississippi.
This Southern state is abuzz with energy over new attractions and tourism experiences, some of which opened late last year and others that are coming online this year or early in 2019. These and updated museums, plus a beach resort with a famous name, are giving groups new reasons to plan tours to the state.

In Jackson, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened side by side in December and have already proven popular with