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Everything’s Beachy Keen on Amelia Island

When you're a 13-mile long island, you've got a lot of beaches: public beaches, private beaches, natural beaches, historic beaches....Amelia Island has far more than it's fair share of beaches. There are so many beaches on Amelia Island that the official visitors' guide had to narrow things down to a list

A pub crawl with history – Fernandina Beach

the palace saloon

At any destination, one of my favorite things to do is take a guided tour of the city. There are several options in the historic city of Fernandina Beach (on Amelia Island) and most of them are offered by the Amelia Island Museum of History: This was the first time I'd

Planning a great Florida A1Adventure

The Road When my friends said they wanted to go on a road trip, but we could stay in the state of Florida, I had to get a little creative. So I thought about it, and decided to look into roads that run along the coastline, because that's where all the

Today in History, the Florida Edition

On September 8, 1565, 52 years and 5 months after Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain, Pedro Menendez landed on the east coast of Florida with 5 ships carrying a total of 600-800 people.  His intentions: to drive out the French Huguenots and establish a Spanish settlement in what is now