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Best Sunrise and Sunset Views on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets anywhere. We’re not being biased, it’s just geography. Because South Mississippi is situated with a mostly southward-facing coastline, we’re perfectly positioned to see the sun come up over the water and go back down over the water every day. That makes for some pretty spectacular sights. And there are plenty of ways to catch all of that beauty…

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Best Running and Walking Routes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

With more than 26 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, flat terrain, and gorgeous views coastwide, it’s a no-brainer that the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a runner/walker’s paradise. In fact, the coast is now the home of a Boston-qualifying marathon, on top of numerous 5Ks and other races throughout the year. So, in order for you to fully take advantage of the pedestrian routes that are naturally laid out across the coast, we’ve come up with a runner’s guide to South Mississippi that will have you moving in no time…

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Your Coastwide Coffee Guide

Coastal Mississippi prides itself on its rich culinary options, and that includes its robust collection of coffee houses that dot the shoreline. Each coastal city adds its own flare of roasts to the mix. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular spots on The Secret Coast to relax and rejuvenate with a hot (or cold) cup of joe…

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New Year's Resolutions: Travel More

Image: Ursula Noircent You may have spent much of the past year feeling the need to explore, to get out there and see the world. Pack your bags, because this is the year to go! The Mississippi Gulf Coast should be at the top of your list of destinations.Why? Let us break it down for you. Not only will you be able to fulfill those other resolutions on your list while you’re here, you’ll also do it surrounded by hospitality in an extremely affordable and comfortable vacation…

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New Year's Resolutions: Get Your Steps In

Time keeps marching on, and so should you! You may be hoping to achieve your step goals more often and be healthier this year. Here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we can make your fitness goals fun to achieve. This year could be your chance to get out there, explore, and hit that step count without even realizing it. You’re going to love the breathtaking beauty you’ll find on any of our nature trails across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Whether it’s a trek alongside a bayou, a great day on the golf course, or an adventurous journey into the piney…

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New Year's Resolutions: Make New Friends

You may have decided that thisis the year to branch out and do something outside of your comfort zone. Maybe you would like your inner social butterfly to shine and make new friends. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is the perfect place for you to get out there and meet some folks. We have the best ways to help you make connections on your trip to South Mississippi…

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New Year's Resolutions: Less Screen Time

Image: Jeff Wilkinson The New Yearis calling… It wants you to stop staring at your screen and live a little on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Yes, we realize the irony as you’re reading this on a phone, tablet, or other device. This year resolve to get rid of the distractions of technology a little and wind down to experience the world around you because in South Mississippi, there’s a whole lot of world to experience…

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New Year's Resolutions: More Me Time

You need a resolution for just you! The Mississippi Gulf Coast is the perfect place to make that resolution a reality. Let’s face it, life can just be downright stressful sometimes. You probably spent a majority of last year taking care of other people’s needs, but you’ve neglected the most important person in your life, YOU! There should always be time in everyone’s schedule for self-care, and South Mississippi has your self-care solutions for the New Year. We know that people have their own versions of “Me Time” and we have the recipe for…

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New Year's Resolutions: Eat Better

This year is the perfect year for you to take control of your diet. You’ve probably already made plans to eat better this year, and eat better you will on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!Imagine, if you will, a plate piled high with steaming boiled shrimp fresh off the boat and straight out of the pot, or Hollandaise sauce cascading down the side of a pair of crab cakes. Or how about a massive bowl of gumbo over rice with a slice of freshly baked French bread? We could go on, but we know your mouth is already watering…

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