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A1A Ocean Islands Trail, Florida Scenic Highway, Amelia Island Plantation, Photo courtesy of Amelia Island Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Jax Beach to Fernandina: The A1A Ocean Islands Trail

Along the A1A Ocean Islands Trail Jacksonville’s Beaches | Mayport | Broward House | Kingsley Plantation | Big Talbot | Downtown Fernandina Marlin & Barrel Distillery in Fernandina | The Pétanque Courts of Fernandina | American Beach: Under the Blue Bottle Tree with Marsha Dean Phelts | Amelia Island Culinary Academy | Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tour | The First Coast’s Only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant: Salt at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island   Every place has a story, stitched together with humble beginnings and historic figures to create a living narrative. In very few places can you travel along a timeline of a region’s history as it unfolds before you. The …

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Road Trip Essential: Ode to the Boiled Peanut

  When I was a kid every summer, my mother and I hit the road, driving from Miami to Claxton, Georgia to visit family. Just a few hours in and I’d start looking for handwritten signs on cardboard and wood. P-Nuts, Goober Peas, often misspelled as Bolied Penuts, it didn’t matter how they said it, I just knew that it wasn’t a real road trip without them. In those days they couldn’t be found much near Miami, but once we hit Central Florida, I scanned the by-ways of 301, looking for roadside fruit stands, trailers, and shacks that sold sweet-smelling …

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