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By Jennifer Campbell

When thinking of a beach or coastal vacation, put the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the top of your list. The area has changed dramatically over the last ten years as the people and towns have rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of the coast in 2005. Even Mississippians don’t realize that the coastal area is back in business, with LOTS to offer visitors. Well, these two Mississippians visited, and we’re here to tell you that, no matter where you’re from, you should get your butt down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

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By Jennifer Campbell

Freshly baked bread is one of the best smells in the entire world, and we found one incredibly delightful-smelling bakery in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Serious Bread is one of the Gulf Coast’s locally owned gems. When traveling, you’ll find the best treats, tastes, and souvenirs come from local stores. As soon as we set foot in Serious Bread, we knew a loaf would be going home with us!

Old Town Bay St. Louis is wonderfully walkable! Serious Bread called to us as we walked from our B&B, Bay Town Inn (highly recommended),

by Lesli Peterson (365 Atlanta Traveler)

This was my first visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and what a beauty she is. The region is back in full force and open for business, showing Hurricane Katrina who’s really the boss…this community!

With barrier islands out in the Gulf of Mexico protecting the beaches along the state, the shoreline is calm and pristine…simply gorgeous.

You could come here and never leave the white sands…but don’t do that! There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do here beyond the beach. Here are my favorites

By Anne Roderique-Jones

Discover great places to eat and browse pottery in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast.

Fine china is a thing in the South. My mother — and especially my grandmother — love to talk shop about dishes: patterns, colors and brands. Oh, the brand is very important. My mother’s side happens to be partial to Noritake. But I find that it’s like bagels in New York or po’boys here in New Orleans — we all have our favorites. Even though I’ve been gifted with my grandmother’s set of wedding china, I wouldn’t dare be caught

By Anne Roderique-Jones

Pottery lessons are a fun way to relax and get creative on the Gulf Coast.

I started taking pottery courses in New York City. It makes sense — the metropolis is a buzzing hive of chaos, so pottery became a form of therapy that helped quiet my mind. Upon moving to New Orleans, I found a new studio, Hands in Clay, on a pretty and pedestrian-friendly stretch of Magazine Street in Uptown. The studio began humbly when a few folks were seeking a creative outlet after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Essentially, they

By Anne Roderique-Jones

From Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs, local artists create world-class ceramics.

I’m at Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi, on a crisp January morning — along with a handful of feisty senior women, most of whom are old friends. After plunking myself down at the wheel, a petite woman with a sugary sweet Southern accent bursts through the door and squeals, “Oh, y’all are about to have funnnnn!” I later learn that she started working here after retirement and loves teaching pottery classes to people with

Located on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, the main attractions in Biloxi during the day are the city's fabulous stretches of white sand beach and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down though; that's when the action moves indoors to the area's casinos, including the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, where the Beau Rivage Theatre presents shows featuring rock stars, country artists, comedians and more on a regular basis. Here's a look at who'll be performing at the theatre over the next couple of months.
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There's a reason folks like John Mellencamp never shut up about the allure of America's small towns: They're treasures hiding amazing experiences and some completely unexpected culinary surprises. And pretty much every one has a great bar. The bars on this list represent the absolute best small-town drinking experiences in their respective states. They include immaculate cocktail parlors, rowdy dives, historic speakeasies, far-flung cowboy hangs, and waterfront oases, all located far from the big cities that usually hide all the spotlight. Pull

By Perri O. Blumberg

The best solo vacation ideas for every kind of traveler.

Solo travel is on the rise. While hiking the Appalachian Trail or taking a cross-country train trip on your own may sound a little daunting, these approachable and fun getaways are the perfect Introduction to Solo Travel 101. Read on for the absolute best solo vacation spots below the Mason-Dixon line.

Ocean Springs, Mississippi
In laid-back Ocean Springs, your toughest task will be deciding between a paddle board yoga class with PaddlesUp or a swamp tour with the

The team at YourParkingSpace.co.uk asked 10 travel experts what is their favorite destination for a Road Trip, and why it’s so great.

As you can see below, their answers are really interesting. Are you ready to drive to these destinations and live the adventure of a lifetime? We sure are!

Without further ado, here are their top 10 destinations:

#2 A Drive Down The Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has so much to offer both visitors and locals alike. The region’s temperate climate, along with its astounding natural beauty,