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The Sweet Life- Celebrate National Cake Day With These Cakes Fit For Celebrities

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:00 AM

by Melissa Corbin I’m forever in search of cultural roots and the people that make their culture so unique. As a Southerner, I can vouch we have our fair share of roots. When Adventure Girl, Stef Michaels, asked me to head up her culinary column by starting with a celebration for National Cake Day, top of mind was when Dolly Parton’s character, Truvy Jones, shared her infamous Cuppa-Cuppa-Cuppa Cake recipe in the 1989 classic, Steel Magnolias. Many a Southerner can quote this classic. Make no mistake, it’s topping the list of the next

Best Cities to Own a Vacation Rental

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:00 AM

iProperty Management The vacation rental market in the United States created over a billion dollars for vacation rental property owners in 2016.[1] That’s a call to action for many investors, but before you dive head first into the market, read through our findings to learn whether the city you have in mind is a smart investment. The growing industry has incentivized property owners to enter the vacation rental industry making it more difficult to keep units occupied. Choosing the right location will give you an advantage on untapped markets

The Ultimate Mississippi Road Trip - National Geographic

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:00 AM

By Maryellen Kennedy Duckett Celebrate legendary musicians, literary giants, and civil rights pioneers on a scenic capital-to-the-coast loop through Mississippi. The roughly 800-mile route begins and ends in Jackson, leads through rural areas and college towns, and includes stops on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Biloxi/Ocean Springs The historic Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848, survived Hurricane Katrina, and remains to this day Biloxi's landmark and symbol of the city's resolve and resilence. PHOTOGRAPH BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE,

Discover natural wonders beyond Biloxi's casinos

Monday, November 20, 2017 9:00 AM

By Tom Adkinson, Special to Nashville Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK — TENNESSEE  In times B.C. (that’s Before Casinos), it was the natural world that drew visitors to Mississippi’s three coastal counties. Slot machines’ flashing lights and ringing bells are alluring these days, but Mother Nature offers golden sunsets over the Mississippi Sound, chirping birds and lapping waves to entertain you outdoors.

The Most Beautiful Hotel in Every State in America

Monday, November 13, 2017 11:00 AM

By Hannah Huber Before you set out on your next Stateside journey, consult our list of the country's most awe-inspiring properties Mississippi: The Roost Ocean Springs For an authentic and relaxing getaway to the Gulf Coast, the Roost’s chic beach-shack decor will give you vacation vibes upon entry. Full Article Here

Gorgeous Gulf Coast Beaches for a Relaxing Getaway

Monday, November 6, 2017 2:00 PM

By Karen Ruffini Biloxi Beach, Mississippi Referred to as “The Playground of the South,” Biloxi, Mississippi is widely known for its casinos, golfing, and amusement parks, which all conveniently sit alongside the beautiful Gulf Coast shoreline. Don’t be fooled by its wild side, though. There’s a certain charm that this beach town holds for tourists of every age, from its boat charters and museums to mini-golf and historical sites. After a day of soaking up the sun, head to the Biloxi Lighthouse or take a ferry to Ship Island, located 12 miles

The Porch Taproom at Lazy Magnolia Brewery

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:00 PM

by Charles Pierce A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit the Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company located in Kiln, MS. At their quaint taproom, affectionately named The Porch, I was able to enjoy some food and delicious taproom only brews. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to my next visit. The Lazy Magnolia Brewery has been distributing delicious craft beer since opening in 2003. In the last few years they have been doing contract brewing for some smaller breweries, including Chafunkta Brewery out of Covington. During my visit I tasted quite a

Girlfriend Getaways in Mississippi

Monday, October 9, 2017 10:00 AM

by David Bodle Greenwood, Natchez and the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome girls-only groups with unique itineraries and a warm reception Gulf Coast Celebrating its bicentennial in 2017, Mississippi has been rolling out the red carpet to visitors all year. Long before the special observance, destinations in the Magnolia State were welcoming ladies’ groups with itineraries based on their interests. Here are three places to get you started. There’s no better way to begin your coast getaway than dinner featuring fresh-caught seafood, even if

Sidelines Magazine: Equestrian Destination: Gulfport, Mississippi

Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00 AM

By Britney Grover Though horse showing in Gulfport, Mississippi, may be off the beaten path for some, it’s a cherished annual tradition for others. Coastally located on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulfport has been home to the Gulf Coast Winter Classics for 20 years, with classes from lead line to grand prix and now over $1,000,000 in prize money. Cheryl Rubenstein visited the show at Gulfport in one of its inaugural years after a 20-year hiatus from riding, and has been showing there every year since 2002. In her youth, Cheryl rode ponies and

USA Today: The Mississippi cafe for fresh Gulf seafood on weekdays

Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:00 AM

By Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY The cafe inside a Gulf Coast seafood distribution center Rosetti’s Old Biloxi Café is a small part of the large retail market and distribution center for Quality Produce & Seafood. Larry Olmsted, for USA TODAY The scene: When going out for seafood, dining on the water, especially on a coast famed for its fishing, is always a good bet. If you want to put the odds of having a great meal with the best-quality fish even more squarely in your favor, it’s best to go straight to the source, and Rosetti’s Old

Southern Living: 10 Budget-Friendly Girlfriend Getaways for Fall

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:00 PM

By Perri Ormont Blumberg From Ocean Spring’s small town charm to San Antonio’s booming Pearl District, we’ve gathered our favorite affordable picks around the South. Ocean Springs, Mississippi Kick off vacation with your dearest pals by clinking milkshakes at the delightfully retro Lovelace Drugstore and Soda Fountain . Then, continue exploring the historic downtown area ( Miner's Doll & Toy Store is a must-stop for picking up a surprise for the kids back at home), or lounge beachside at the Gulf Islands National Seashore . For bigger groups, you

Cycling Mississippi - The Crooked Letter State

Monday, September 11, 2017 10:00 AM

By Arlen Hall - Adventure Cycling's Tours Director “M, straight letter, crooked letter, crooked letter, straight letter, crooked letter, crooked letter, straight letter, humpback letter, humpback letter, straight letter. That’s how you spell Mississippi.” How many of us learned how to spell the Magnolia State in this way? Crooked and fun! That’s just how I would describe my recent crisscross ride around Mississippi with a four-day, Mississippi Department of Tourism sponsored, bike ride, celebrating Mississippi’s 200th anniversary and promoting

Audacious autumn: Squirrel cook off, Elktober, purple feet

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:00 AM

By BETH J. HARPAZ Looking for something more exciting than pumpkin spice, Oktoberfests and leaf-peeping to shake up your plans this fall? Consider adding one of these audacious autumnal experiences to your calendar: a squirrel cook off in Arkansas, ukulele festival in Florida, caterpillar races in North Carolina or the annual wife-carrying contest in Maine. For the month of Elktober, you’ll find randy elks bugling their mating calls in Colorado. Or perhaps you’d like to turn your feet purple at a winery grape-stomping event. Here’s a random

Running USA: Spotlight on the Sport: The Louisiana Marathon and Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:00 AM

By Scott Bush, Running USA Creating a different sort of running experience We love hearing about the creative efforts of Running USA members, even more so when it comes from race organizers trying to bring new experiences to their running communities. With that said, we recently caught up with Danny Bourgeois , Marketing Director for the Louisiana Marathon and Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon , as well as a Running USA board member. In this lengthy Q&A, Bourgeois shares insights on how he and his team have built up their two marquee events, how

Mississippi Business Journal: Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon gearing up for second annual race

Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:00 PM

By ALEXIS WILLIAMS With just over three months to go before the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, organizers, endurance runners and first-time racers are all preparing for the second annual event, which will be held the weekend of Dec. 8-10. Race director Jonathan “Juba” Dziuba and his team felt the Gulf of Mexico and beach-lined stretch of Highway 90 from Pass Christian to Biloxi “screamed for a marathon.” His team worked with municipalities along the Coast, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast and other organizations to make the sun-soaked, beach-view