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Inspiring Places to Visit in 2019

Monday, December 10, 2018 12:00 PM

Charles McCool, McCool Travel ( Facebook : Instagram ) suggests Mississippi Gulf Coast. Someone should have told me years ago about this magical land with gorgeous beaches (with remarkable sunsets), 500 year old majestic oak trees, the freshest seafood to be found anywhere in the world (#BigShrimpin), and a funky artsy laid-back vibe. After all, Jimmy Buffett was born here but I find even more telling that nearly everyone I met chooses to live here (#MSCoastLife). I cannot recall ever flying anywhere three times in one year, but in 2018

Biloxi MS Beach

Saturday, December 1, 2018 1:00 PM

© Courtesy of Fotoluminate LLC - Biloxi is a picturesque city in Harrison County Mississippi. The city covers an area of 46.7 square miles and is located in the south of the state, with a long beachfront on the Mississippi Sound. Biloxi has an estimated population of around 45,000 people but attracts many more each year due to its touristic nature and beautiful beaches. Biloxi is actually one of the oldest cities in the entire country, being founded way back in 1699. It's well-known for its impressive casinos, restaurants, historic

Looking for winter value? Check out these 6 under-the-radar golf destinations

Monday, November 19, 2018 11:00 AM

Mike Bailey November 19, 2018 A couple hours by car from Las Vegas, great scenery and value awaits in lesser-known St. George, Utah. Courtesy of Sand Hollow G.C. Going to Hawaii, Arizona, Palm Springs or South Florida in the winter is, for the most part, a pretty expensive proposition. But those are far from the only options for golfers who dream of teeing it up when much of the country is covered with snow. There are, in fact, several destinations that are fairly reasonably priced in the winter. They offer good to exceptional golf, mostly

20 Small Towns Perfect for a Winter Getaway

Friday, November 16, 2018 12:00 PM

The House Method team cast their votes on the best winter getaways in the US. Our list includes destinations for the outdoorsman, beach lover, and tourist alike. For some, winter means embracing the cold, strapping on some skis and donning a hat. Others look for relief from the low temperatures in the form of beaches or small southern hideaways. We at House Method believe that wherever you go, a beautiful and unique environment is key to the experience. This list of winter vacation spots is jam packed with beautiful villages, stylish hotels,

The Most Beautifully Designed Bar in Each State in America

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 PM

From a bar that brings back the look of old New York City to a modern design in Nashville, these bars don't just serve the best drinks—they do so in a space that's like no other By Kristine Hansen What any bar owner will tell you is that it’s not hard to make a drink. Rather, what’s difficult is cultivating an environment that embraces eye-catching design. When this design is done well, it sets the bar into an echelon of its own, bringing in locals and design lovers alike. Borrowing inspiration from eclectic pockets around the globe as well

10 Newly Popular Destinations to Visit This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM

REYNA GOBEL At NerdWallet, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. However, this doesn’t influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. Want to travel somewhere new this holiday season but not sure where to go? Priceline has identified 10 international and domestic destinations travelers could explore between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, based on the site’s proprietary data that revealed which cities saw the biggest increase in

Groups Find a Year-Round Destination With the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM

By Steve Grasso Infinity Science Center, Mississippi Gulf Coast With 62 miles of scenic shoreline, the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers a year-round destination for MICE groups. The region has venues to suit any event, such as the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, which offers over 400,000 sf of meeting space and can accommodate up to 6,000 attendees. The region also boasts nearly 15,000 guest rooms at accommodations ranging from luxury casino resorts to boutique hotels. Outdoor Activities “There is an incredible amount to do,

Ultimate Travel - Mississippi Gulf Coast Travel Guide

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:00 PM

By Erin Staples - Sixth Bloom Here is the Ultimate Guide to family friendly activities along the Gulf Coast including Gulfport, Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, Ocean Springs and Pass Christian. This Mississippi Gulf Coast Travel Guide will help as you visit beaches and attractions on the Gulf Coast. A HUGE thank you to Hancock Whitney and Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast for hosting our amazing getaway weekend full of exciting and fun travels. MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST TRAVEL GUIDE This past weekend my husband and I had the perfect getaway while visiting the

The Best Southern U.S. City For Your Next Weekend Trip

Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:00 PM

By Libby Ryan - Swirled The South is chock full of gems, y’all. We’re talking about the cities that stay warm a little longer, where the locals have a dramatic drawl in their accents, and where the architecture will blow you away with its charm. And did we mention the food? While the region can seem a bit intimidating with its breadth and variety, we have some ideas on which city is right for you. Start with a weekend and then move on to the next one. For Small-Town Fans: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Right on the Gulf of Mexico and not far from

Meet and Retreat on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Monday, August 27, 2018 1:00 PM

By CVent Meet The Mississippi Gulf Coast has meeting venues to suit any event. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center offers over 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and can comfortably house groups of up to 6,000 people. Food and beverage provider Levy serves up dishes with delicious local ingredients and inspiration, such as fresh Gulf shrimp and freshly picked blueberries. Many of our casino resorts offer up to 66,000 square feet of meeting space, along with a variety of fine dining and top headliner

Fun Things To Do On The Mississippi Gulf Coast

Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:00 PM

By Charles McCool - McCool Travel In my worldwide search for cool, fun, and happy destinations, I spent five exciting days exploring the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the region quickly moved up my happy travel destinations list. I expected the Biloxi casinos and a Fins Up vibe due to local hero Jimmy Buffett but many things along the Mississippi Gulf Coast surprised me. Surprised me in a very good way, that is. While Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast—and various properties, attractions, and restaurants—hosted McCool Travel and picked up the tab for

The 33 Best BBQ Joints in America

Friday, August 17, 2018 1:00 PM

By Dan Gentille - Thrillist SELECTING THE BEST places to eat barbecue in America has always been a monumentally difficult task, but it's even more so now, thanks to a new generation of pitmasters that's combined with a still crafty old guard to make the landscape more meat-packed than ever. But just because something is a challenge doesn't mean you shouldn't try. So we ate smoked meat. We talked to people who eat and smoke meat. We engaged in both aggressive and passive-aggressive arguments about smoked meat. In the end, we settled on these 33

Discover the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:00 AM

By Harlisha Homer - Macaroni Kid I have been a Texan for my entire life. The Texas Gulf Coast, to be exact. When traveling from my neck of the woods to the East Coast by car, one typically travels on Interstate 10 -- first through Louisiana, then Mississippi, and finally Alabama, before arriving east. As long as I can remember, we've made that trip with an eye on speed. We never tarry because the Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama stretch of highway is considered the "quick" leg of the trip. I've seen the signage in Mississippi instructing us to

Hotel Pass Christian - Mississippi

Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:00 AM

By Chere Coen - Louisiana Road Trips There are beach people, and then there are beach-appreciating people. I’m one of the latter. I love the beach, but my idea of sand and surf is to walk along the Gulf waters, admiring birds, sand critters and the gorgeous Gulf sky. Or a cocktail in one hand while I sit on a hotel balcony watching the sun set, followed by a seafood dinner at a beachside restaurant. Hotel Pass Christian sits top of my list in this regard, a new boutique hotel offering 10 comfortable coast-style rooms with the Elysian Salon

7 Most Underrated Family Vacations in the U.S.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:00 AM

By Family Vacation Critic Family vacations typically trend toward theme parks and road trips to the same well-trodden destinations. Not surprisingly, Florida, California and New York have been holding steady as the top three most popular U.S. states to visit, according to a 2017 survey from the Family Travel Association and New York University School of Professional Studies. And national parks, a perennial favorite among families of school-aged children, are suffering from overcrowding drawing more and more numbers of visitors every year to the

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