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Southern Living: The Great American Barbecue Bucket List

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:00 AM

The Great American Barbecue Bucket List Fifty spots worth road tripping for.  Perri Ormont Blumberg Mississippi: The Shed BBQ The endearingly kitschy establishment has won many awards for its bayou-side barbecue. And if this picture doesn’t make you want to head to The Shed in Ocean Springs immediately, well, consider the Shed Sample Platter: It comes loaded with baby back ribs, spareribs, pork, brisket, chicken, sausage, and three sides. Plus, there's live blues on the weekends.  theshedbbq.com Full…

U.S. News & World Report: Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA

Monday, July 10, 2017 2:00 PM

Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA Taking the family to the beach can create lifelong memories, as long as every member of the family is satisfied. To help you choose your next family beach vacation,  U.S. News  considered factors like safe waters, kid-friendly attractions, dining options, spacious accommodations and multigenerational appeal to determine the list below. Weigh in by voting below, then use this list to plan your upcoming travels. Biloxi  Travel Guide Mississippi #5 in   Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA Why Go to Biloxi Perfectly placed to…

Connect Sports: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Craig Mackay Is a “Future Game Changer”

Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Craig Mackay Is a “Future Game Changer” By  Matt Swenson , June 15, 2017 What Craig Mackay, sports development manager at  Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast , may lack in experience, he makes up for with enthusiasm. Perhaps that’s what makes the  28-year-old  a perfect fit for the role, which he assumed in November 2015. As Mackay further grows into the role, the destination will continue to develop its reputation as an ideal host for sports events. Mackay is “a breath of fresh air, to be honest,” says  Jon…

Vogue: A Summer Road Trip Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:00 PM

A Summer Road Trip Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast JUNE 12, 2017 11:02 AM by  ANNE RODERIQUE-JONES William Faulkner once said, “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” It is a complex state, that’s certain. Up north, there’s Oxford, where literati, James Beard chefs, and students buzz about the square. Nearby snakes the Blues Trail, where towns like Clarksdale and Indianola dot the floodplains of the Delta. And there’s the Gulf Coast of the state, spanning 62 miles—26 of which are a swath of sugar-sand beaches.…

Golf Digest: The Best Golf Courses in Mississippi

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:00 AM

June 7, 2017 The Best Golf Courses in Mississippi We rank the top venues in Mississippi (2017-'18) (1) Fallen Oak G.C. Saucier ≈^ (2) Old Waverly G.C. ( 6th hole pictured above ), West Point ^ (3) Annandale G.C., Madison (4) Dancing Rabbit G.C. (Azaleas), Choctaw ^ (5) Grand Bear G. Cse., Saucier * (7) Shell Landing G.C., Gautier * (9) Dancing Rabbit G.C. (The Oaks), Choctaw ★ (10) The Preserve G.C., Vancleave ★ (New) Country Club Of Jackson (Dogwood/Azalea), Jackson (New) The Bridges G.C. at Hollywood Casino Bay, St. Louis ★ KEY TO SYMBOLS (2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)…

Sun Herald: Coast’s Shrimp Signs now have their own app

Friday, May 12, 2017 10:00 AM

Coast’s Shrimp Signs now have their own app BY MARY PEREZ meperez@sunherald.com A new My Gulf Coast app launched Thursday helps locals and tourists in South Mississippi have more fun. The way-finding app is tied to the round, blue, numbered Shrimp Signs posted on traffic-light poles along U.S. 90. It can be used in several ways: ▪  By pinpointing the user’s location, the interactive map shows what attractions and restaurants are nearby. ▪  The app also shows attractions, restaurants, shopping, museums and other points of interest across the Coast.…

WGNO: Take Me Away Tuesday: Find the Caribbean feel on the Gulf Coast

Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:00 AM

Take Me Away Tuesday: Find the Caribbean feel on the Gulf Coast Posted: 6:40 p.m., May 9, 2017 GULFPORT, Mississippi  - Our Travel Girl found a way that you can sail the Gulf Coast, without the hassle or expense of owning your own boat. Captain Jim King and  North Star Sailing Charters  have all kinds of options for adventurous souls who want to get behind a steering wheel that navigates waves, not asphalt. As we meandered out of Gulfport Municipal Harbor, Captain Jim described how the entire harbor was rebuilt after Katrina. He also explained the history of the beautiful…

USA TODAY: A superlative slate of Gulf Coast seafood classics

Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:00 AM

A superlative slate of Gulf Coast seafood classics Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY 6:57 a.m. ET May 11, 2017 The scene:  The cartoonish logo of an alligator and a crawfish, both wearing white toques, the traditional chef’s hat, is very appropriate at Dempsey’s. It has a roadside shack feel, casual vibe and real Gulf Coast sense of place, and the quality of the food is taken very seriously. It’s a green barn-like structure with open front porch and overhanging awning in the area’s architectural style, located on a less traveled road in Kiln (pronounced…

Gulf Coast Business Today: Visits to Mississippi Gulf Coast are on the upswing

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Visits to Mississippi Gulf Coast are on the upswing By ALEXIS WILLIAMS Coast tourism leaders are touting improved numbers for 2016, saying that 6.2 million people visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast last year.  Their goal of 7 million visitors by 2020 is well within reach and hopefully attainable before then. “We truly believe that one voice is working,” said Renee Areng, Executive Director of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Areng notes that 2016 was the first year all three coastal counties, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson, were part of a regional tourism marketing…

WLOX: It's National Travel and Tourism Week

Monday, May 8, 2017 12:00 PM

It's National Travel and Tourism Week Monday, May 8th 2017, 4:53 pm CDT Monday, May 8th 2017, 5:51 pm CDT By David Elliott, News Anchor BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The U.S. Travel Association has declared this National Travel and Tourism Week. The goal is to highlight the economic impact the tourism industry has on places like the Mississippi Gulf Coast.   We all know how important the tourism industry is to the economy along the Mississippi coast.  "It's our opportunity through the U.S. Travel Association to tell our residents about the impact on their everyday lives and their…

Sun Herald: Oh, how Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast has helped

Friday, May 5, 2017 11:00 AM

EDITORIALS MAY 05, 2017 5:00 AM Oh, how Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast has helped By The Editorial Board Tourism is picking up momentum across the Coast just in time for summer, according to  Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast . And that’s great news for anyone living here. Because the more people spend money and have fun on the Coast, the more tourism attractions we can build. And the more attractions we can offer, the more people will come. That’s the kind of cycle we like to see unfold. Visit MGC Executive Director Renee Areng and her staff brought a bunch of good news to back up…

Southern Living: Here's Where to Go for Your Next Ladies' Getaway

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 12:00 PM

Here's Where to Go for Your Next Ladies' Getaway No kids–or men–allowed.  Carolanne Roberts You've done  spring break  with the kids and have a trip planned with the  family this summer , but does that really count as a vacation? Plan a girls weekend getaway so you can have fun and relax. It doesn't matter if you're looking for an action packed trip or a casual trip with spa appointments; we've pulled something for everyone. There are so many festivals happening this time of year, you and your girls won’t have a hard time finding…

Coastal Living: The Best Seafood Dives in America

Monday, April 17, 2017 12:00 PM

The 20 Best Seafood Dives of all Time, Ranked! After 20 years of exploring (and loving) those rustic restaurants on the water that offer fresh seafood and no fuss, here's the ultimate ranking of the best of the best. From California to Maine, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, from lobster to crab (and usually with fries), get ready to dig in. Photo: Courtesy of Bozo's Seafood Market and Deli 18. Bozo's Seafood Market and Deli Pascagoula, Mississippi A po' boy tastes best on the Gulf Coast, where they get the bread just right.  Bozo's  does an overstuffed…

WLOX: Cocktail of the Mississippi Coast: residents taste-test handcrafted drinks

Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:00 PM

Cocktail of the Mississippi Coast: residents taste-test handcrafted drinks Thursday, April 13th 2017, 7:59 pm CDT Thursday, April 13th 2017, 8:15 pm CDT BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Coast is getting an official cocktail. Thursday at the Blind Tiger in Bay St. Louis, taste-testers got one last opportunity to try the drinks in one location. It was the last of three stops in South Mississippi where people could pay a small fee to try each hand-crafted beverage. Culinary experts from the three coastal counties submitted recipes for the contest. Then, a panel of judges from outside…

Sun Herald: New Mississippi car tag celebrates Coast

Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:00 PM

New Mississippi car tag celebrates Coast BY TAMMY SMITH tmsmith@sunherald.com Are you ready for a car tag that celebrates the Coast and donates to a nonprofit that supports tourism in the area? It’s here. Well, almost. Orders are now being taken for a “One Coast” specialty license plate that features a great blue heron, the sun setting on water and the One Coast logo. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes came up with the idea of One Coast, uniting the state’s southernmost cities behind a common goal. In 2013, he invited other Coast mayors to a meeting at which he proposed all…