Coastal Destinations: Portugal to Mississippi

It’s all about Coastal Destinations on Big Blend Radio’s “Travel Writers Panel Discussion” Show with the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). From Cascais, Portugal and the Oregon Coast to Coastal Mississippi and the Gulf Shores of Alabama, this fun travel chat with Jan Schroder and Lisa Evans covers unique experiences in beach communities including regional cuisine, outdoor activities, and scenic sights, lodging options, and more. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Acast.


Featured Guests:
JAN SCHRODER is editor-in-chief of She has several years of editorial and social media experience at magazines and newspapers. Her travel writing has appeared in numerous publications and online outlets. She is a native of Atlanta and a graduate of the University of Virginia.
Jan’s Story Spotlights:
* Cacais, Portugal
* Fun Things To Do in Gulf Shores
* Romantic Getaways on the Oregon Coast

  • MS Gulf Coast Welcome Sign - courtesy Coastal Mississippi
    MS Gulf Coast Welcome Sign - courtesy Coastal Mississippi


LISA EVANS is a freelance travel journalist, photographer and author of the book “100 Things to Do in Coastal Mississippi Before You Die, “available through Reedy Press. She has always enjoyed the outdoors and nature and often includes them in her work. History is another passion – every place has a story to tell if only you find it. Music is yet another area that tells great stories if only one will listen. Visit her site:
Lisa’s Story Spotlights:
* Surprising Coastal Mississippi
* Why Venture into Coastal Mississippi

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