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Fishing Mississippi's Inshore Artificial Reefs

Friday, June 8, 2018 4:00 PM

By Doug Olander - Sport Fishing Magazine How to fish the state's coastline for big black drum, redfish and other game fish “You’ve gotta try fishing our inshore reefs!” Capt. Sonny Schindler had told me, months before I traveled to the Mississippi coast to do just that. “They’ve really been complete game-changers for inshore-fishing guides in this area,” added Schindler, based in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, just west of Gulfport. And that’s how I came to be on Schindler’s Avenger AV26 bay boat, anchored in about 8 feet of water in…

5 Things To See at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:00 PM

By Jennifer Campbell - Just Chasing Rabbits The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum tells the seafaring history of Biloxi, Mississippi and the Gulf Coast. Sailing, fishing, hurricanes, shrimping, and oystering are all covered in this museum that spans three hundred years of the area’s history. Read on for our list of 5 things you must see at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum! 1. The Museum Building Itself! The building is unique and an incredibly appropriate house for its exhibits. The design includes floor to ceiling glass windows

Hidden gem travel spots in every state

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:00 PM

By Dan Ketchum - USA Today Mississippi: Bay St. Louis (Cost: From about $60 nightly for lodging): There’s St. Louis, and then there’s Bay St. Louis, which dubs itself “a place apart.” Here, beach life collides with folk art. Catch the Arts Alive event in March, when dozens of artists’ studios collide for a community-enriching arts festival that features local works, live music, theater, literature and lots of food. Full article here

Top 20 Memorial Day Weekend Destinations in the South

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:00 PM

- Southern Living Memorial Day weekend is finally here, and Yelp has given us some inside scoop on the top destinations in the South. To compile this list, Yelp looked at cities in the South that saw the biggest spike in search traffic during Memorial Day Weekend in 2017. The list of the best places to go is truly top notch, as it includes some of our South’s Best winners for best beaches, prettiest cities, and more. Yelp went above and beyond and even suggested things to see and do and places to eat in these amazing Southern cities and towns.

A Review of the Gulf Hills Hotel on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:00 PM

By Jennifer Campbell - Just Chasing Rabbits The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to so many fantastic attractions and activities that you’ll want to get plenty of rest each night of your stay. After a full day at the INFINITY Science Center, The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, and both the Biloxi Shrimping Trip and the Biloxi Fishing Trip, we were thrilled to be heading to the gorgeous Gulf Hills Hotel in Ocean Springs for the night. Read on for our experience and our Gulf Hills Hotel review. The Location: Located on a picturesque golf

14 of the Most Beautiful Seashores in America’s National Parks

Monday, May 28, 2018 3:00 PM

By Stacy Tornio - Fodor's Bordering lakes and oceans, these protected areas showcase the beauty of America's coasts. The national seashores and lakeshores across North America are some of the best-kept secrets on public lands. Since the first one was designated in the 1950s, the National Park Service has preserved thousands of acres of coast along the Great Lakes, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. They’re the perfect mix of wildlife, nature, and beach. A National Park pass will get you free entry into all of these, making a

Cat Island Cruiser

Friday, May 25, 2018 3:00 PM

By Erin Bass - Deep South Magazine Get the recipe for the official cocktail of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Catherine “Cat” Ryan, bar manager at Bacchus on the Beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi, is responsible for creating the Cat Island Cruiser. She drew inspiration for the drink from the coast’s unique vibe and feel. Ryan manages the Seersucker Bar at Bacchus, and regulars often refer to the outdoor bar as “Cat Island” in honor of their beloved bartender. Cat Island is also the name of one of Mississippi’s barrier island. Ryan created

Biloxi Fishing Trip: Catch Fish and a Sunset

Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:00 PM

by Jennifer Campbell- Just Chasing Rabbits For three hours a day, from February to November, the Biloxi Shrimping Trip becomes the Biloxi Fishing Trip. Our shrimping tour returned to shore, and everyone disembarked. The crew changed, and the passengers changed, but the boat remained the same. We would once again sail out on the Sail Fish, but this time, we would get to try our hand at fishing just off of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Getting to watch the sunset during our excursion was just icing on the cake! The Sail Fish departed the marina

Biloxi Shrimping Trip: Sealife, Pelicans, and TJ the Boat Dog

Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:00 PM

by Jennifer Campbell - Just Chasing Rabbits One of the highlights of our trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast was a trip out into the Mississippi sound, off the coast of Biloxi, with the crew of the Biloxi Shrimping Trip. This informative tour lasts seventy minutes, taking visitors out on the water to learn how shrimp are caught and eventually brought to our dinner tables. Captains David and Mike are friendly guys, engaging with every passenger, eager to share stories or answer questions. We felt right at home aboard the Sailfish with these

4 Ways to Make Your Visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Easy Peasy

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:00 PM

By Jennifer Campbell - Just Chasing Rabbits Planning any vacation can be a daunting task. Have you gotten recommendations from friends? Will you search social media for the best attractions and food? Do you check out the most popular attractions on Trip Adviser? These are all good options for planning out your itinerary, but we found that the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers several ways to simplify trip planning (or playing it by ear!) for their area. Read on to find four ways to make your Mississippi Gulf Coast trip planning super easy! 1.

These Are Officially the Best Budget-Friendly Beach Vacations to Take This Summer

Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:00 PM

By Marisa Spyker - Coastal Living The sun’s out and the school year isn’t far behind, which means it’s time to get down to some serious travel planning. And while it’s tempting to blow all your dough on an epic five-star getaway, these affordable beachy locales are inviting alternatives. (Bonus: Save money on one vacation and you can put it towards a second escape later on.) U.S. News & World Report recently ranked popular vacation destinations based on traveler appeal and affordability (measured through average hotel costs during the peak

A Review of the Bay Town Inn on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Thursday, May 3, 2018 2:00 PM

By Jennifer Campbell- Just Chasing Rabbits After a six (plus) hour drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, late on a Thursday night, we arrived at our accommodations and pulled into our very own designated parking spot. It was at this point that we were already fans of the Bay Town Inn, and we hadn’t even gotten out of the car. Of course, it was dark, but we were able to see the buildings painted a very airy blue and the white railings of the front porch. Yes, y’all…our suite had a front porch! Our review of the Bay Town Inn bed and breakfast in

The Best Campsite in Every State

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 2:00 PM

Travel + Leisure Mississippi — Davis Bayou Campground, Gulf Islands National Seashore Come for the bayous, stay for the beach. Visitors spot armadillos and alligators as they explore a pair of bayous via nature trail or paddle trip, then hop a boat ride to uninhabited barrier islands where there’s sun, sand and little else. When you crave more civilization, Ocean Springs has numerous art galleries as well as killer pulled pork at the Shed. Full article here

Biloxi on the Beach Review – Prime Time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:00 AM

By Mira Temkin - Splash Magazines Along the Gulf of Mexico on the Mississippi shore lies the beautiful city of Biloxi. One of the oldest cities in the U.S., Biloxi was settled in 1699, when sailors reached the Mississippi Sound. Today, Biloxi still retains its authentic Southern charm with miles of beautiful beaches, lots of outdoor recreation, championship golf courses, historic sights and 24-hour casino resorts. Did I mention award-winning seafood restaurants, where much of the fish comes from straight out the back door? It doesn’t get much

Southern Waterfront Locales Sizzle With Deliciousness

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 AM

By Mark Chesnut Meeting planners looking to wow groups with stunning water views and mouthwatering cuisine will find plenty of options in the southeastern U.S. The region’s postcard-perfect waterfronts and beaches are a perfect complement to cuisine that ranges from fresh-caught seafood and local specialties to sophisticated menus from the far reaches of the globe. Here are a few of the tastiest options around the Southern shores. MISSISSIPPI Mississippi Gulf Coast Spanning the southern Mississippi counties of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson,