Gulf Coast Gator Ranch: Exploring the Swamp in an Airboat

Gulf Coast Gator Ranch: Exploring the Swamp in an Airboat

Last winter we spent several weeks exploring the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast. During our stay, our daughter Tricia flew down to join us for a few days. She had just one request: a swamp tour in an airboat. We found exactly that at the Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Swamp Tours in Moss Point, Mississippi.

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21 Mississippi Gulf Coast Things to Do in Winter

21 Mississippi Gulf Coast Things to Do in Winter

Last winter we spent several weeks exploring Mississippi’s coast, from the Alabama border on the east to Louisiana on the west. Although the area experienced cooler weather than normal, we never wanted for things to do. Here are 21 Mississippi Gulf Coast places to go and things to do, no matter what the temperature.

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Midwest Wanderer Newsletter – June 1, 2022

Midwest Wanderer Newsletter – June 1, 2022

Welcome to the new Midwest Wanderer newsletter!

Life is getting back to normal! We’re experiencing far fewer mask mandates and cancelled events. Time to get back to exploring, and the Midwest Wanderer newsletter will guide you to some fun and interesting places to explore.

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Ship Island is Whole Again and Ready for Your Visit – Mississippi Gulf Coast Side Trip

Ship Island is Whole Again and Ready for Your Visit – Mississippi Gulf Coast Side Trip

Twelve miles off the Mississippi Gulf Coast and accessible only by private boat or ferry, Ship Island was a tourist destination for years. And then, in 1969, Hurricane Camille hit. She split the island in half, creating West Ship Island and East Ship Island. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina did even more damage.

Thanks to an Army Corps of Engineers project, the two halves were reconnected in 2019, making the entire island available again via a single ferry ride.

Spend the day exploring Ship Island—or sunbathe all day. The choice is yours. Either way, a Ship Island visit is a highlight on a Gulf Coast itinerary.

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