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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…

The Path Less Pedaled: 3 Must-Do Rides in Mississippi

Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:00 AM

3 Must-Do Rides in Mississippi APRIL 07, 2017 by  LAURA We’ve been to  Mississippi  before.  A few times , in fact, and  we’ve always had a great time . But we’d hazard a guess that, unless you’ve also found yourself crossing the state on two wheels, Mississippi might not stand out as a must-see cycling destination. Which is why we jumped at the chance to spend four days riding across the state, as part of the  Mississippi Cycling 200  – a trip sponsored by Visit Mississippi to celebrate the state’s 200th birthday and show…

New York Post: 8 amazing American streets you’ve never heard of

Monday, April 3, 2017 8:00 PM

8 amazing American streets you’ve never heard of By  Perri Ormont Blumberg April 3, 2017 | 7:35pm The art of wandering is all but lost, as travelers too often use Google Maps’ tangent-averse directions to propel themselves to restaurants and museums found on Yelp or TripAdvisor. Yet one of the best ways to explore a new place is to walk — to meander up and down a main drag, sleepy street or undiscovered back alley. This pedestrian strategy is especially effective in the country’s second- (or third-, or ninth-) tier cities, which have miles of…

Country Roads: Come to Pass Christian

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:00 AM

Come to Pass Christian A Mississippi Gulf weekend with Hotel Whiskey, Sazerac Square, and other coastal charms BY  CHERÉ COEN MARCH 23, 2017 The Mississippi Gulf Coast, my family’s summer vacation destination, has evolved since my youth, both growing in sophistication and struggling to rebound from hurricanes and oil spills.  One town hit particularly hard by recent disasters is Pass Christian; but in the last few years, much has changed in this quaint, sleepy town broadcasters can’t seem to pronounce correctly ( Pass Christ-ee-an ). Although empty lots still dot…

Huffington Post: 8 U.S. Solo Travel Destinations You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:00 PM

8 U.S. Solo Travel Destinations You Probably Haven’t Thought Of 03/20/2017 02:34 pm ET |  Updated  2 days ago For  Glamour , by Perri Ormont Blumberg. If pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is at the top of your agenda this year, booking a solo  travel  experience might be a good place to start. Friends weekends and romantic getaways are great—and often very necessary—but there’s something potentially  life-changing  about testing your own boundaries by exploring new places on your own. “Solo travel makes you more…

Southern Living: 7 THINGS YOU'RE MISSING IN BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:00 AM

7 Things You're Missing In Biloxi, Mississippi The charming town of  Biloxi  has lots to offer those who'd like to take a little trip to the Gulf Coast. With gorgeous scenic views, a fantastic art museum, and some of the best seafood around – you'll want to stop and stay awhile. After Hurricane Katrina, a lot of rebuilding has been done in the area. But, the activities and sights in Biloxi are back and better than ever. Families can go out on shrimping expeditions, tap into their Jimmy Buffett side (doesn't that sound nice?), and even cook their catch at local…