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11 Things You Need To Grill Like A Pro This Summer

Friday, July 27, 2018 1:00 PM

By Dan Gentille - Thrillist No matter how you define a great cookout, the perfect barbecue always has the same three things: meat, fire, and a delicious drink. Even campfire-style cooking can produce an excellent piece of meat, but there’s no reason your barbecuing equipment needs to date back to the Stone Age. So level up your backyard experience with these 12 premium grilling gear must-haves. THE RIGHT RUBS AND SAUCES If you cooked it correctly, your meat should stand up without the dousing of outside products. But if you still want a little

4 Hidden, Cheap Beach Destinations on the Gulf Coast

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:00 PM

By Molly Feltner - Smarter Travel Last summer, when you were sitting in Miami traffic or laying down a month’s pay for a family trip to Maui, you may have wondered if your relaxing beach vacation was all worth it. There must be cheaper beach vacation alternatives, you think—and you’re right, there are. Hidden and Cheap Beach Destinations Look to the Gulf of Mexico for ultra-soft sand, crystal-clear waters, and surprisingly cheap beach vacations. The following Gulf Coast beach destinations are still unmarred by development, with opportunities

10 Casino RV Parks Where You Can Stay & Play

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:00 PM

By Nikki Cleveland - RV Life Many casinos are not only RV-friendly but they have their own RV resort with an extensive list of amenities. These are some of the best places to park and try your luck at the slots or table games. 10. Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, Mississippi casino resorts Hollywood Casino has a hotel and an RV park with full hookup sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Their RV sites include a free shuttle service to their casino and two free wristbands to the pool area, which has a lazy river, hot tub, and a swim-up bar. The

Fridamania hits the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:00 PM

By Chere Coen - Weird, Wacky and Wild South Frida Kahlo, a magical realist Mexican painter whose vibrant artwork defined a nation, inspired women and influenced fashion, has become a role model for artists, political activists and just those wanting to dress up and have a good time. And Fridamania has spread to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where the annual Frida Fest happens every summer in Bay St. Louis. The fourth annual Frida Fest coincides with the city’s Second Saturday ArtWalk from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Old Town Bay

America’s 25 Favorite Beach Towns

Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:00 AM

Barbara Noe Kennedy - FODORS Travel It isn’t summer without a trip to the beach. The sand is golden, the pace is slow, and at least five ice cream shops are within easy reach. That’s the life of a beach town, whether its vibe is funky, historic, trendy, or serene. So what are you waiting for? Here are some of America’s favorite beach towns. 23 OF 25 Bay St. Louis WHERE: Mississippi Katrina hit this Gulf town hard in 2005, but it’s come back strong. Old Town, overlooking the marina, bay, and white-sand beach, thrives with buzzy restaurants

The Best Wellness Destination In Every State

Monday, July 9, 2018 11:00 AM

By Ashley Mateo - Women's Health Whether you're a hiker with wanderlust or a runner with a serious bucket list. Biloxi, MS: Best Resort Perks The Mississippi Gulf Coast is known for its pristine beaches, and Biloxi is no exception. Visit the casinos hugging the shoreline (they were originally floating barges, per state law, but were rebuilt on land post-Hurricane Katrina)—not just for gambling, but for access to luxury spas, fitness centers, pools, and high-end restaurants. Full article here

The best places for a bachelorette party in all 50 states

Monday, July 9, 2018 11:00 AM

By Aly Walansky - Orbitz Bachelorette parties are getting more complicated, involving not just a dinner or a night out at a bar, but an entire evening or even weekend. Increasingly, they’re becoming destination focused. If you’ve been tasked with planning one, the good news is that every state has some pretty incredible ways to celebrate the bride-to-be’s last jaunt with the ladies before the big day. From refined to risque, here are the best party places in every state. Mississippi The Gulf Coast is the Magnolia State’s ideal weekend

"The Roost" named most beautiful hotel in Mississippi

Friday, July 6, 2018 11:00 AM

By Tammie Arender - KNOE News OCEAN SPRINGS, Ms. (KNOE) Oak canopied streets with cafes, cool art, and unique retail, all just blocks from the Gulf of Mexico in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The quaint little coastal community has been named one of the ten coolest small towns in America by Budget Travel magazine. “I remember driving down Washington Avenue and the seeing the oak trees that just cascaded over the street and calling Ted and saying, I think I found it. I think this is where we need to be. It’s just a magical place,” said Roxy

The Best Summer Activities for Kids in Every Single State

Friday, July 6, 2018 11:00 AM

By Rachel Bowie - PureWow School is on hiatus ’til fall, which means you’ve got approximately 10 weeks to keep the youngest members of your household happily entertained. Don’t worry: We’ve got your back with this epic list of the coolest activities for kids of all ages in every single state. MISSISSIPPI: THE INSTITUTE FOR MARINE MAMMAL STUDIES Dolphin encounters abound at this research institution in Gulfport near Mississippi City, the perfect spot for your kids to learn about the conservation efforts and humane treatment of this aquatic

What’s New in Mississippi

Thursday, July 5, 2018 11:00 AM

By Brian Jewell - Group Travel Leader Exciting things are happening in Mississippi. This Southern state is abuzz with energy over new attractions and tourism experiences, some of which opened late last year and others that are coming online this year or early in 2019. These and updated museums, plus a beach resort with a famous name, are giving groups new reasons to plan tours to the state. In Jackson, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened side by side in December and have already proven popular with

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino Review

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 11:00 AM

By Barbara & Jim Twardowski - Global Traveler An MGM Resorts International property, the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino brings headliner performers and unique entertainment to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On the weekend we visited, comedian Jim Gaffigan filled the 1,550-seat theater. Throughout the summer, the intimate space will feature a Cirque-style production, Circovia, and a variety of entertainers from Gladys Knight to Better Than Ezra. Located east of New Orleans and west of Mobile, Ala., the resort’s entrance with some three dozen live

So Cool, It's Hot: Southern Summer Bucket List

Monday, June 25, 2018 11:00 AM

So Cool, It's Hot: Southern Summer Bucket List As if you couldn't tell by the warmer (okay, hotter) temperatures, summer has officially arrived in the South. Weather aside, the season is a time of longer days, weekend getaways and all-around fun with family and friends. Make the most of the hot 90-plus days with a cool bucket list that'll help you have a memorable summer. Take in a minor league baseball game with the Biloxi Shuckers in Biloxi, Mississippi, Montgomery Biscuits in Montgomery, Alabama or Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in

10 Coolest Small Towns in America 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018 2:00 PM

By Robert Firpo-Cappiello - Budget Travel From California’s wine country to the shores of the Hudson River, from the Arizona desert to the Great Lakes, we’re celebrating unique towns that are just waiting for you to discover them. We love to help you find destinations that go beyond the obvious big cities and theme parks to discover something a little different: America’s Coolest Small Towns. For 13 years now, we’ve celebrated unique towns across the U.S., and this year our network of editors, writers, photographers, and videographers went in

Mississippi 'Golf' Coast is par for the course

Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00 PM

By Gary Trask - TraveLife, Canada BILOXI, MS — He’s a lifelong resident of the area, a well-known businessman, and current mayor of Biloxi. So, there aren’t too many people more qualified to speak to the tremendous growth and popularity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast than Andrew Gilich. Gilich, who founded the first high-tech software business in Biloxi in 1983 and has been mayor since 2015, always gets a charge out of the reaction he hears from first-time visitors. “They usually kind of shrug their shoulders and say, ‘I had no idea,’ ” he says

Surf's Up! America's Most Affordable Beach Towns, 2018 Edition

Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00 PM

By Lance Lambert - On the great master list of American dreams, owning a home on an ocean beach tends to be near the top, wedged somewhere between "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" and finishing "Moby Dick." But to most folks, the beachy lifestyle can seem like a distant goal. After all, words such as "oceanfront real estate" and "affordable" aren't often paired together. That's where the sunburned® data team comes in. As we do each summer, we crunched the numbers and donned our water wings to calculate…