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(Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2012) Credited as the “Birthplace of the Modern Shrimping Industry,” this 13-mile-long and two-mile-wide island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Intra-coastal waterway, Nassau Sound and the Cumberland Sound, one of the East’s largest and deepest inlets. Located near Jacksonville in northeastern Florida,…

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – 2008 was an exciting travel year. My favorite “new” destination I visited was Amelia Island.Located near Jacksonville in northeastern Florida, Amelia Island is a roughly six-hour drive from Atlanta. Though it’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Intra-coastal waterway, Nassau Sound and the Cumberland Sound, one…

ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2013 – Looking for a fresh, family-oriented vacation destination this summer? Consider Amelia Island in Florida and a number of other top-rated spots. Family Vacation Critic, an online family travel planning guide, named the island the top family vacation destination for 2013. The site made its selections…