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The Walking Dead is Coming to Jekyll Island

Zombies: Bring your sunscreen. The Walking Dead has been filming all over Georgia since 2010, so it was just a matter of time before the hit television series made its way to the Atlantic coast. According to Action News Jax, AMC's hit television series is set to film a scene for the upcoming season 7 on the north end of Jekyll Island in mid-August. Those familiar with the island already know the area well as Driftwood Beach, a sand-swept tree graveyard…

Jacksonville National Cemetery

South Atlantic Coast: Things to Do Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day is a federal holiday reserved in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our nation's armed forces. While some may regard the holiday as a weekend full of cookouts, lounging by the pool, and drinking a cold beer or two, it's important to remember the reason every American is afforded such freedoms. If you're visiting the south Atlantic coast this Memorial Day weekend, please consider the various tributes being held across the Georgia-Florida coast. St. Augustine Memorial…

Picture of the Turtle Tides brand stand-up paddle boards.

Turtle Tides Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is known for attracting bikers, hikers, beachgoers and anglers, but one trending outdoor activity, stand-up paddle boarding (also known as SUP), has been sorely missed on the island - until now. Turtle Tides Jekyll is the island's latest recreational business specializing in kayak and paddle board rentals on Jekyll Island. Owners Adam and Jamie Sanders decided to take the leap into providing Jekyll's guests with paddle board and kayak tours while working aboard Captain Phillip's Charters and Tours. (Adam is also a certified boat…

Two people riding horses on Jekyll Island.

Spring Break Sale: FREE Jekyll Island Ebook

Just in time for Spring Break 2016, our Kindle edition of "Local's Travel Handbook: Jekyll Island" is going to be available to download FREE beginning Tuesday, March 29th and running through Thursday, March 31st (click here to head straight to the Amazon bookstore). This week's three-day promotion allows anyone interested in checking out our Jekyll Island ebook covering the coastal Georgia destination to download our travel guide to the device of their choice. The Kindle version is perfect for anyone preferring…

Jekyll Island Beach Village: A Contemporary Central Hub

  From shopping and fine dining to beach gear and Atlantic access, the new Jekyll Island Beach Village has quickly become the island's primary meeting place for tourists and locals alike. Following a lengthy construction process, 2016 marks the first year many of the shops and restaurants are calling the new Beach Village home. This year's new residents include McGarvey's Wee Pub, Seaside Sunglasses, and the highly anticipated Jekyll Island Seafood Company, tentatively set to open mid-2016. [caption id="attachment_1203" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The…

2016 Concours D’Elegance on Amelia Island

From gas-guzzling muscle cars to state-of-the-art battery-powered driving machines, the 2016 Concours D'Elegance didn't disappoint. The annual gathering held on Amelia Island marked a three-day golf-less weekend across the Ritz-Carlton and Golf Club of Amelia Island properties, with several events rolling out impeccable rides, including Cars & Coffee at the Concours: Saturday's free-admission event featuring over 250 cars on display, lining the fairways and greens of Amelia's prestigious oceanfront golf courses. [caption id="attachment_1181" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The all-new Ford GT was…

FREE TODAY ONLY! Local’s Travel Handbook: Jekyll Island

Attention Travelers, Bookworms, History Buffs and Kindle Junkies: my latest travel guide covering Jekyll Island is available for FREE on the Amazon Kindle Store through March 1st! Where is Jekyll Island, exactly? If you're from the South, then you've probably heard of Jekyll Island a time or two, but even if you're halfway around the world, Local's Travel Handbook presents a firsthand look at an interesting Atlantic island steeped in history. Heard of the Federal Reserve? You can thank the…