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Nirvana on Amelia: 6 Great Spots for Yoga

Amelia Island offers some unexpected, highly inspired backdrops for yogis from absolute beginners to power practitioners. Here are six perfect places. On Board Leave your mat on the shore and hop onto a stand-up paddle board (SUP) for a floating class led by Amelia Island’s original and only certified SUP yoga instructor, Deb Cunningham. …

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Get in on the “Secret Season” Promotion

Have you heard about the Secret Season?  The beauty of Amelia Island in October and November is well-known to those in the know:  warm days, low humidity, temperate ocean, slower pace, nights just cool enough for a light jacket.  Our previous post mentioning this phenomenon was so popular, we’ve gone around the …

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Top Tips for Sea Turtle Time

Did you know that about 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. takes place in Florida?  Amelia Island is one of the idyllic spots where the ancient rituals of nesting and hatching unfold during the summer. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy this unique time on the beach while helping to …

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Wild Amelia 2015 Photo Contest Winners

The annual Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest is always a feast for the eyes.  Enjoy this selection of this years winners, including photographers of all ages ranging from beginner to seasoned shutterbug.

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Island Summer with Dad

Still refining your plans for Father’s Day? It’s not too late.  Tell Dad, Grandpa, or other special man in your life that you’re taking him to Amelia Island this summer.  There’s an exceptional experience here for every style of dad: Amelia Island is a great place to learn to surf …

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Wild Amelia Nature Festival

The natural beauty of Amelia Island comes to life at the 9th Annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival , which kicks off on Friday, May 15th, with a sea turtle release with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center  at Main Beach at 10 a.m. A few of the ways you can experience the island’s wilder …

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Treasured Trees of Amelia Island

A big part of what makes Amelia Island so beautiful – and what literally helps preserve it – are the lush trees that comprise the maritime forest canopy, with its uniquely windswept profile and the presence of trees that have been present for decades and sometimes centuries.  The canopy creates …

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Unique Amelia Island Ideas for Every Mom

Think outside the bouquet this year and give the Mom in your life an experience she’ll treasure (and talk about) for years to come. You’ll find something for every style on this inviting island – plus a great selection of places to stay while you enjoy exploring it. Adventure Mama:  Take …

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Ocean-friendly Eco Style

How did Laurie Moffit go from graphic designer to eco-friendly small business owner? “My daughter!” she says with a laugh. “She was out to save the ocean.” Moffit was inspired to start Color It Green, a gift shop featuring all green and mostly upcycled items that would keep plastic out …

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17 Free and Budget-Friendly Activities

If you follow Amelia Island on Facebook, you’ve seen some of the great ideas that came up recently when travelers planning special spring trips asked for recommendations for activities that were both amazing and affordable.  Here are some of our fans’ picks including unique tours, the best views, restaurant recommendations, …

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