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25 Best Things to Do in Mississippi

Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:00 AM

By Vacation Idea America's 20th state is known for its intriguing Civil War history, booming agribusiness economy, and its title as the birthplace of blues music. Mississippi boasts a unique culture that attracts visitors from all around the world. Visit Oxford, Jackson, Gulfport and other unique Mississippi destinations. Beauvoir The Beauvoir Estate in Biloxi, Mississippi, is the home of Jefferson Davis, the former President of the Confederate States of America. Davis served in several other political posts, including the U.S. House of

15 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches on the Gulf Coast

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00 AM

By Vacation Idea The Gulf Coast is fortunate to have miles of wonderful sandy beaches washed by the warm Gulf waters and surrounded by dunes, fun communities, and all sorts of attractions. And in almost all the coastal towns there is at least a small portion of the beach reserved for our best four-legged friends, on a leash or free, to enjoy some splashing in the water or romping in the sand. Some are small, like Panama City Beach, while others, like Dauphin Island and Davis Island, offer miles of space with shade and water fountains so that

22 Best Gulf Coast Beaches

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00 AM

By Vacation Idea The beaches of the Gulf Coast are some of the best in the United States. Consistently ranked as a favorite among beachgoers, the coast along the Gulf of Mexico is known for its white, sugar-sand beaches and calm emerald green waters. Access to the water is found in beach towns in Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Florida, and each one offers a unique experience to its guests. Here are the best gulf coast beaches. Biloxi, Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi sits along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, an area fondly referred to as the

5 Reasons to Visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:00 AM

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! 1.

Serious Bread: This Mississippi Gulf Coast Bakery is Seriously Delicious

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:00 AM

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),

Mississippi Gulf Coast: Unique Adventures Beyond The Beach

Friday, April 6, 2018 1:00 PM

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

Making Art Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Sunday, April 1, 2018 4:00 PM

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

A Beginner’s Guide to Mudslinging

Sunday, April 1, 2018 4:00 PM

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

Pottery Shopping Day Trip from New Orleans

Sunday, April 1, 2018 4:00 PM

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…

Sites and Sounds with Kevin Wierzbicki

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11:00 AM

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. Apr. 6

The Best Small-Town Bar in Every State

Friday, March 23, 2018 1:00 PM

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

15 Incredible Solo Vacations to Take in the South

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4:00 PM

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 10 Best Destinations For A Road Trip: Expert Round-up

Monday, March 5, 2018 9:00 AM

The team at 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,

Explore the Coast

Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:00 AM

By Chere Coen After an unusually cold winter, thoughts naturally turn to the beach. This year, instead of the standard fare of sand, water and sun — which is awesome, mind you — get off the main thoroughfares and seek out the unexpected, the unusual and the road less traveled. They are hidden treasures throughout the Gulf Coast, from Bay St. Louis’ unique art history to butterfly havens in Navarre Beach and the expansion of Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores with it acreage of eco-diversity. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Disembark in

On the Road Again: Baton Rouge, La. and Biloxi, Miss.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:00 AM

By Lloyd Carroll Biloxi, Miss. Seventy-five miles due east of New Orleans just off I-10 is the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast city of Biloxi (pronounced buh-luck-see) which is known to many as the setting for the play and movie about Neil Simon’s Army basic training, “Biloxi Blues,” and for having been the longtime home of arguably America’s best-known root beer, Barq’s. While Biloxi is far from the sleepy town it was in the 1940s when Simon’s play was set, it possesses an unhurried charm. A drive along Beach Boulevard (US 90) from