January 29, 2014

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Coastal Restaurants: Marché Burette, Amelia Island

If you ever find yourself wondering around north Florida's Amelia Island and looking for a good place to stop and grab lunch, there are dozens of restaurants to choose from. While trying to avoid the obvious tourists traps and oceanfront restaurants that cater to dinner guests, it can be hard to find a great lunchtime meal at a reasonable price. We decided to stop by a market that caters to the breakfast and lunchtime crowd only, Marché Burette at Omni's…

Harbor Sunset

  The setting sun casts a variety of warm colors across the waters making up Jekyll Harbor every clear evening. Boats from all over the world are regulars at the Jekyll Island Harbor Marina, a convenient pit stop for sailors looking to take a break from the Atlantic for a night or two. Jekyll's premier marina, Jekyll Harbor caters to boaters' needs by providing a fully enclosed storage facility, high-grade gasoline and diesel for marine craft, water, cable and Wi-Fi access for dock users, and…

Indian Mound: A Rockefeller’s Winter Retreat

While we're not sure where the Rockefellers are spending their winters these days, around a hundred years ago it was a no-brainer: at Indian Mound Cottage, nestled on a little-known island off the coast of Georgia. Jekyll Island was the wintertime retreat for William Rockefeller and company, and Indian Mound was their home away from home. Indian Mound Cottage remains a symbol of American opulence enjoyed by the wealthiest oil tycoons, bankers and businessmen during the early 1900s. The three-story cottage, originally built in 1892…

An Afternoon at South Jekyll Island

If you're looking for a little peace and quiet while visiting Jekyll Island, St. Andrews picnic area is a great place to spend a pleasant afternoon. [caption id="attachment_17" align="aligncenter" width="660"] St. Andrews Park at South Jekyll Island, Georgia[/caption] Located on the southern tip of Jekyll Island, St. Andrews offers panoramic views across Jekyll Sound toward Brunswick and abroad from a convenient location that's easy to get to via bike, vehicle, or on foot. This portion of the island receives minimal traffic year-round, with tourists spending most…