“Coasting covers the land that I was thinking about when I wrote Forrest Gump. This great little guidebook is a must for all visitors to the Northern Gulf Coast, as it really does take you through the heart of ‘Gumpland.’”
—Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump
What began as a friendly contest to see who could unearth the finest “hidden gems” along the Northern Gulf Coast eventually evolved into the best, most thoroughly researched guide to everything between Waveland, Mississippi, and Carrabelle, Florida.
Coasting shares with the reader these treasures, such as Andree’s Wine, Cheese, and Things in Fairhope, Alabama, along with popular establishments, including McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola, Florida.
Brief histories of each community combine with prized recipes from area restaurants to complement the extensive listings of bed and breakfasts, cafés, museums, and more. The authors’ conversational writing style perfectly captures the essence of the places they have visited. For business travelers, descriptions of local convention centers and their surroundings make Coasting perfect for them as well.