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By Aric Jenkins

The Big Easy is not the only U.S. city hosting Fat Tuesday celebrations.

Mardi Gras 2018 is around the corner. While this year’s holiday has technically been ongoing since Jan 6., it’s Fat Tuesday — the last day to feast before Lent — that is mainly associated with the festivities.

This year, Fat Tuesday is Feb. 13, and you're probably wondering where you can celebrate in the Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold. While the city of New Orleans – particularly the French Quarter – has been the Mardi Gras capital for

By Mike Pomranz

Gulfport’s Chandeluer Island Brewing Co. used a large king cake for each keg of beer.

Mardi Gras might be New Orleans’ time to shine, but not that far up the coast in Gulfport, Mississippi, a local brewery and bakery have teamed up to create their own liquid Fat Tuesday celebration: a king cake beer.

Though much like everything else in the beer world, king cake beers have been made before, Chandeluer Island Brewing Company’s take on the style—which it is calling simply King Cake Beer (or Ale, it doesn’t even have an official

By Julia Miller

Mississippi’s beaches have long attracted tourists to the area, but with a new face at the helm of the Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, the tourism office is looking to grow its reach.

“The Mississippi Gulf Coast offers an incredibly vast array of things to see and do,” said Milton Segarra, the new CEO of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. “The region’s temperate climate, along with its astounding natural beauty, makes for the perfect year-round destination, and there is always something exciting and new to experience.”

Segarra brings

By Jillian Kramer

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to decide where you’ll make a reservation for the most romantic evening of the year. With this list, you won’t have to think too long—we’ve rounded up the most romantic restaurants in every state.

The Chimneys, Gulfport, Mississippi

You could get lost in your lover’s eyes—or you could get lost in the view from The Chimneys, which, set on the Gulf of Mexico, offers both views of the sea and of the ancient, moss-covered live oak trees that survived the worst of Hurricane

By Mia Taylor

MARGARITAVILLE RESORT BILOXI

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Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi is best-known for its casinos, but there's also plenty of beach to enjoy. Additional highlights include the Biloxi Lighthouse, and the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which showcases (as the name indicates) exhibits about the local boatbuilding and seafood-processing industries. Biloxi's Margaritaville Resort is a family-friendly hotel that includes the largest entertainment complex on the Gulf Coast and a water park. In mid-October room prices

By Kathleen Rellihan

What’s the one thing you must do in every state? From Florida to Alaska, here are our picks for once-in-a-lifetime experiences across the country.

Mississippi: Swamp Tour

Is coming face-to-face with an alligator on your bucket list? Take an airboat tour with Gulf Coast Gator Ranch on the swamplands of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to spot a gator in their natural habitat.

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by Stefanie Waldek

The different regions of the United States all have their own personalities, and in the South, there’s certainly a flair for the historic, the laid-back, and the grand. Naturally, that makes the area a great place for a relaxing retreat. If you’re looking for historic grandeur while you relax on vacation, look no further than these 10 grand hotels in the South.

6. The White House Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi

Founded in the 1890s by Gulf Coast lawyer Walter White (no, he was not the inspiration for the fictional character from

By Casey Lesser

George E. Ohr, the so-called “Mad Potter of Biloxi,” was a wild, inventive ceramic artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—but his work was largely misunderstood during his time, and languished in a Mississippi garage.

Ohr’s sculptural pots—writhing forms that were innovative, imaginative, and required great technical skill—were snubbed by artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the ceramics community, and the people of Biloxi alike. Despite this, Ohr pursued his work in earnest, and had the confidence and bluster to

By Andrea Doyle

Mississippi's Gulf Coast offers 62 miles of scenic shoreline and is the ideal year-round destination for all types of groups. With a temperate climate and wide array of attractions and activities -- from the beach to golf to seafood to casinos -- the Mississippi Gulf Coast has you covered.

What's new for groups?

The folks at Ship Island Excursions are now offering dolphin cruises, and you are bound to see some of our finned friends, as we are home to the highest concentration of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the nation.

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Many Americans have spent time traveling to large metropolitan cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles and, while these cities are great, you can miss out on experiencing a major portion of the country if you only spend time in big cities. The small towns of America are another excellent reason to travel through this great nation. Each small town has its own unique vibe that it derives from the people who live there, the history of the place itself, the natural surroundings, and its cultural heritage. If