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Sidelines Magazine: Equestrian Destination: Gulfport, Mississippi

Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00 AM

Equestrian Destination: Gulfport, Mississippi September 21, 2017 By Editor 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

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:00 AM

The Mississippi cafe for fresh Gulf seafood on weekdays Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAYPublished 6:42 a.m. ET Sept. 21, 2017 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

Southern Living: 10 Budget-Friendly Girlfriend Getaways for Fall

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:00 PM

10 Budget-Friendly Girlfriend Getaways for Fall 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

Adventure Cycling: Cycling Mississippi - The Crooked Letter State

Monday, September 11, 2017 10:00 AM

Cycling Mississippi - The Crooked Letter State April 18, 2017 - Arlen Hall is 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

The Associated Press: Audacious autumn: Squirrel cook off, Elktober, purple feet

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:00 AM

Audacious autumn: Squirrel cook off, Elktober, purple feet 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

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

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:00 AM

Spotlight on the Sport: The Louisiana Marathon and Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon By: Scott Bush, Running USA Source: Running USA Date: September 5, 2017 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

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:00 PM

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon gearing up for second annual race Posted by: For the MBJ in MBJ FEATURE , NEWS , Sports August 31, 2017 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

Cheapism: 25 Spots for a Cheap Fall Weekend Getaway

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:00 AM

25 Spots for a Cheap Fall Weekend Getaway By Kellie Moore , Sheryl Nance-Nash August 23, 2017 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Gulf Coast, MS On the Gulf Coast, take a sunset sail with North Star Sailing Charters through the Mississippi Sound, which is home to the highest concentration of bottlenose dolphins in the U.S. Or take a more active approach and kayak or paddleboard through the waterways. Enjoy a massage at one of several spas in the area and further stimulate your senses by taking in the art at numerous museums. Popular places to stay include Bay

Sport Fishing Magazine: Fishing Mississippi’s Teeming Inshore Reefs and Structure

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:00 AM

Travel Fishing Mississippi’s Teeming Inshore Reefs and Structure Veteran and beginning anglers alike find fast action for big black drum and more on the northern Gulf coast By Doug Olander August 23, 2017 “Our inshore artificial reefs have been complete game changers.” That’s what my longtime friend and veteran fishing guide, Sonny Schinder — whose Shore Thing Fishing Charters is based in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi — told me recently of the inshore/nearshore artificial-reef structure that the state began placing in Mississippi coastal waters

Southern Living: Tourism Jobs We're Totally Jealous Of

Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:00 PM

Tourism Jobs We're Totally Jealous Of Our dream gigs include everything from schooner captain to certified spook master. Valerie Fraser Luesse I’ve never forgotten the hotdog boat, even after all these years. There I was on the beach , enjoying my allotted 2-hour break during a sales meeting on Florida's Captiva Island, when I looked up to see a boat cruising along in the shallow water, running parallel to the beach. And on that boat was a grill, a cooler, and a hotdog vendor/boat captain. Sunbathers would wade out to the boat, cash in hand, and

Southern Living: Our Favorite Engagement Spots in Every Southern State

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:00 PM

Our Favorite Engagement Spots in Every Southern State Perri Ormont Blumberg From Alabama to West Virginia, we scoured the map and found the best spots for popping the question Mississippi: On a sailboat in the Gulf Coast Dolphin sightings? A sorbet sunset over the Mississippi Sound? Glorious barrier islands rolling by? Well, all of the above, plus a private sailboat charter with your loved one sounds pretty good to us. Some stellar options include Making Memories Sailing , T&J Island Cruises , and North Star Sailing Charters . Or, to make your

USA TODAY: Celebrate National Lighthouse Day around the USA

Monday, August 7, 2017 8:00 AM

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day around the USA Susan B. Barnes, Special for USA TODAY Published 7:46 a.m. ET Aug. 7, 2017 Our country’s history of helping sailors navigate North American waters dates all the way back to 1673, when, according to the United States Lighthouse Society , a beacon was hoisted in Nantasket (now Hull), Massachusetts, fueled by “fier-bales of pitch and ocum” in an iron basket at its base. Fast forward nearly half-a-century to when the first lighthouse was built on Boston’s Little Brewster Island in 1716. But the

Southern Living: 15 Affordable Small Towns We Love

Friday, August 4, 2017 3:00 PM

15 Affordable Small Towns We Love Vibrant communities loaded with charm and character, these small towns are our favorite budget-friendly picks. Perri Ormont Blumberg El Dorado, Arkansas or Florence, Alabama, might not be on your radar— yet —but affordable small towns like these are gaining attention nationwide and with good reason: They offer budget-friendly real estate, plenty of cultural activities that are kind to your wallet, and superb access to nature and outdoor recreation. Read on to find your ideal spot for affordable living in the

Business Insider: The most beautiful lighthouses in America

Friday, August 4, 2017 12:00 PM

The most beautiful lighthouses in America Ciara Appelbaum , INSIDER Aug. 4, 2017, 12:32 PM Biloxi Lighthouse, Mississippi One of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the southern US. Shutterstock/ Rob Hainer Built in 1848, Biloxi Lighthouse was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. It has since become a post-Hurricane Katrina symbol of the city’s resolve and resilience . Original article: http://www.businessinsider.com/beautiful-lighthouses-us-2017-8?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=referral/#biloxi-lighthouse-mississippi-15