The swing in your step feels a bit more effortless as you saunter through the Magnolia State. It could be because you’re roaming once more. Or, it could be the overwhelming sense of welcome that oozes from each corner of the South. Your ears pick up the sound of the mighty Mississippi rushing somewhere in the distance as strangers offer you glasses of sweet tea from their porches. Ah, so this is what it means to feel truly at ease, you think to yourself before tucking into sumptuous Tunica hotels. The sound of cicadas chirping soothes you to sleep, and you fall into a slumber deeper than that of your youth.
When you wake, you decide to see if your gambling skills feel at home in Mississippi, too. You pull on your favorite navy blazer and ask Lady Luck to join you inside Tunica rental cars. Entering the lavish lobby of the casino, your senses are kicked into overdrive. Slot machines emit high-pitched melodies to alert winners, dealers laugh and lock eyes with gamblers, and your chair releases a small thud when you pull it back and slide into place. You gaze over your hand and feel satisfied: royal flush.
You realize that you could feel at ease in casinos all over the world, because you’re accustomed to making pleasant conversation, winning against all odds, and sipping stiff cocktails to your heart’s content. Returning back to hotels in Tunica, MS, you drive through the downtown district. Rolling down your window, you toss a few poker chips to local children playing a park—perhaps you’ll become a local urban legend.
As day turns to night, you feel richer, in experiences as well as your winnings from the casino. You slip into a plush robe and smile at the Tunica hotel deals you received through Travelocity—you’ve certainly come up ahead in Mississippi. Leaving your casino winnings on the nightstand as a tip for the staff, you head off to Memphis hotels. Whether or not your luck follows, you feel that you owe it to yourself to explore more of the comforting South.