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Travel with Terri to Mississippi’s Secret Coast

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a very special place to me. It’s in my home state and where I have made so many wonderful memories though out the years. It’s even where I took my first family vacation! Many people don’t seem to know a lot about this deep south jewel. This “Secret Coast” has astounding natural beauty and is honestly, the perfect year-round destination. There is an incredible amount to do, see and experience across the entire Coast of Mississippi: from outdoor activities, such as kayaking, boating, fishing and hiking, to a wide…

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Best Beach in Every State

United We Sand There's no doubt that when we daydream about hitting the beach, our minds drift to the seashores of the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf of Mexico first. Yes, America is surrounded by thousands of miles of stunning seashore, but even landlocked states have beaches that can be the setting for a spectacular summer day. Click on the slideshow to see which strand made the cut in your state. Mississippi: Front Beach Stretching from Ocean Springs harbor to the impressive Biloxi Bay Bridge, Front Beach is the premier place to spend a day…

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Cruising the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast

Go with the Flow Cruising the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast Along the Louisiana-Mississippi coastline, there’s a palpable hum having nothing to do with barges, drilling rigs, or signal horns. The musical notes riding the breeze, the rustle of wildlife in the swamps, and the whispers of generations long past create a singular vibration in the area. Rich in a fascinating history from the time of the Native Americans through French and Spanish settlements, the Civil War, oil exploration, and multiple devastating hurricanes, the coast is…

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These are America's least-visited places

Places to discover next There are some US destinations, from New York City to Yosemite National Park, that seem to get all the attention. But this vast continent and its territories is also rich in places that don’t get the recognition they deserve, whether that’s because they’re harder to reach, are overshadowed by glitzy neighbors, or just haven’t been shouted about that much (yet). These are the underrated, less-visited (and typically less crowded) spots around the US perfect for exploring once we travel again. Only travel when it’s safe…

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72 Hours in Coastal Mississippi

Embark on a scenic road trip along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, where artsy small towns, sandy shores, and a singular culinary scene collide Considering its close proximity to South Louisiana—just an hour’s drive away from New Orleans—Mississippi’s coastal region is ideal for a beach getaway. With a wealth of waterfront towns worth exploring, a road trip along the coast is the perfect way to see as much as possible over the course of a single weekend—when you’re not spending time having fun in the sun, that is. So we’ve split up six neighboring…

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31 Charming Seaside Villages Across America

Water Therapy Many of us are feeling that a proper vacation is long overdue. The ocean may beckon, but after the year we've all been through, we really want to avoid the predictable — and the crowded. Read on for a tour of coastal destinations "less traveled," places perhaps a bit off the beaten path but still full of that enduring by-the-sea charm (and yes, we stretch that definition in a few cases to include gems along bays, gulfs or sounds). Note: As COVID-19 protocols continue to evolve, destinations will adjust operations; contact the…

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9 Charming Coastal Towns To Visit In Mississippi

Betsi Hill Jun.5.2021 Shrimp boats in Biloxi (Photo Credit: Jim Hill) Beautiful coastal towns may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Mississippi; however, this southern state has quite a few. Twelve cities make up the counties of Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock in Coastal Mississippi. Landlocked on all sides but the fourth, Mississippi has 62 miles of charming coastline. Each town has its own unique personality and things to explore. Foodies will love the international culinary influence, demonstrated by a…

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Reeling in Gulf shrimp and making it star of recipes

By C.W. Cameron / For the AJC June 2, 2021 They’re not all the same: Flavor reflects where shrimp was harvested Atlanta may be landlocked, but Atlantans are lucky to be within about 300 miles of the coast of three states: Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. When we want seafood pulled right from saltwater, we don’t have far to travel. And when we’re ready for seafood, it’s likely shrimp that we seek. Americans are eating more shrimp than ever before. And over two-thirds of the shrimp harvested in the United States comes from the Gulf of…

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Beaches Worth Visiting in the U.S.

by Brian There is no need to fly thousands of miles away to the Caribbean to bask in the sun on a beautiful beach. In the U.S., there are plenty of pristine and breathtaking beaches that can rival any exotic location. The perfect venue for your picture-perfect weekend getaway is not too far away. Any of the following beaches will transport you to a magical land of soothing warm sand and soft ocean breeze. Ship Island Image Courtesy of Tim Isbell Ship Island’s location, just 12 miles out from Biloxi, makes it a popular family day-trip…

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