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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…

GLAMOUR: 8 U.S. Solo Travel Destinations You Probably Haven't Thought Of

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:00 AM

8 U.S. Solo Travel Destinations You Probably Haven't Thought Of BY PERRI ORMONT BLUMBERG MARCH 14, 2017 8:30 AM 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 outgoing, it requires you to engage with people you normally may not need to…

USA TODAY: Made in Mississippi: Flavors only found on the Gulf Coast

Monday, March 13, 2017 8:00 AM

Made in Mississippi: Flavors only found on the Gulf Coast Anne Roderique-Jones, Special for USA TODAY 6:15 a.m. ET March 13, 2017 The Mississippi Gulf Coast might be one of the few true hidden gems left in our country. After being decimated by Hurricane Katrina, the area — comprised of three coastal counties, 14 cities and communities, and 62 miles of sandy beaches and warm waters that overlook the Gulf of Mexico — is still unknown to many. Here, residents passionately support local businesses and quaint storefronts pepper the streets, still void of sprawling condos. The locals are…

Country Living: 20 Unexpected Weekend Getaways to Plan This Summer

Monday, March 6, 2017 9:00 AM

20 Unexpected Weekend Getaways to Plan This Summer You're going to want to plan a trip ASAP to one of these under-the-radar locales that offer outdoor fun, unique attractions, and delicious eats. BY  PERRI O. BLUMBERG MAR 3, 2017  Summertime, and the trip plannin' ain't easy. There's no shortage of  tantalizing getaways  and  epic road trips  to explore in America, but to make it a little easier to whittle down your list, we scoured the 50 states to find the best undiscovered gems, perfect for a warm weather getaway. Laconia, New Hampshire or Cape…

Thrillist: 13 AMAZING AMERICAN BEACH TOWNS YOU CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD TO LIVE IN

Monday, March 6, 2017 9:00 AM

13 AMAZING AMERICAN BEACH TOWNS YOU CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD TO LIVE IN  By  MATT MELTZER Published On 03/06/2017 "A house by the beach" sounds like one of those painfully unobtainable luxuries, like an Aston Martin or NFL season tickets. Big, sexy coastal communities have astronomical housing prices, true -- but that doesn't mean you, the average citizen trying to scratch together $1,000 a month to live with a roommate, can't legitimately afford one. And not on a beach in Barrow, Alaska, either. In the Southeastern United States, a number of cities boast warm weather,…

Thrillist: UNDERAPPRECIATED AMERICAN CITIES YOU SHOULD TOTALLY MOVE TO

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00 AM

UNDERAPPRECIATED AMERICAN CITIES YOU SHOULD TOTALLY MOVE TO By  THRILLIST TRAVEL Published On 02/17/2017 For a thousand different reasons, you're considering a move this year, and well you should: It's a big ol' country we have here, and opportunity favors those in motion. But before you start daydreaming of swimming holes, remember: Austin is full. So is Portland, alas. Nashville is getting there. As sick as you might be of your city's high rents, $9 beers, and miserable dating pool, migrating to the same overhyped town as everyone else won't improve your situation.…

Expedia: Getting artsy in America’s most creative places

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:00 AM

A view from:  Lily Rogers February 15, 2017 Estimated reading time: less than a minute Art ,  Austin ,  Cultural ,  Denver ,  Festival ,  Hawaii ,  Kentucky ,  Montana ,  Myself ,  San Francisco ,  Seattle ,  USA   Getting artsy in America’s most creative places Art has the power to move us in ways we didn’t know were possible. It can evoke unexpected emotions, expand our world view, and connect us to new perspectives. Art lovers, travelers, and the curious among us have much to explore across this country, as great…

Cooking with Paula Deen: Meet Me in Mississippi

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Meet Me in Mississippi TAKE A DRIVE ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST FOR BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND DELICIOUS FOOD ALL ALONG THE WAY. Written by WHITNEY DURRWACHTER FROM CHARMING BAY SAINT LOUIS to the little town of Pascagoula, each coastal community in Mississippi has its own identity and character, strung together by ocean views, perseverance, and a pride of place. The seaside cities along the stretch of Mississippi Gulf Coast have been shaped by their origins in the hardworking seafood industry and their fight to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005. These Gulf-front towns…