VisitMississippi was recently a part of the 2013 Society of American Travel Writers Convention held in Biloxi. More than 250 of the most seasoned and well-known travel writers converged on the state for a week of seminars and networking along with pre- and post-conference tours on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and every other region of the state.
Here are a few of the sights along those pre- and post-conference journeys:
RUINS OF WINDSOR (NEAR PORT GIBSON):
EUDORA WELTY HOUSE (JACKSON):
WALKER'S DRIVE-IN (JACKSON):
MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM TRAIL MARKER (MONEY):
TALLAHATCHIE FLATS (NEAR GREENWOOD):
LITTLE ZION - OFFICIAL GRAVESITE OF BLUESMAN ROBERT JOHNSON (GREENWOOD):
SQUARE BOOKS (OXFORD):
ROWAN OAK - HOME OF WILLIAM FAULKNER (OXFORD)
ELVIS PRESLEY STATUE AT FAIRPARK (TUPELO):
TUPELO AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM:
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS HOME AND VISITORS CENTER (COLUMBUS):
BILOXI LIGHTHOUSE AND VISITORS CENTER:
Our travel writers had quite an experience in Mississippi traveling to these destinations and many others around the state. From our delicious food to our friendly folks, they were pretty impressed with the True South. We hope they come back soon! And we hope you hit the road and discover what's so special about Mississippi, too.