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Navigating St. Simons Island

by Terry Conway Seeking gold in the New World, Spanish explorers originally came ashore more than four centuries ago. What they stumbled upon was its astonishing beauty, mild weather and abundant wildlife. They christened the lands the Golden Isles. As the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island lies across from the …

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Jacksonville Beach’s Casa Marina Hotel: Old Florida charm.

Story by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva – Once known as “The World’s Finest Beach,” Jacksonville Beach on Florida’s northern-most Atlantic coastline basked in the glory of the 1920’s excitement, welcoming a host of celebrities, dignitaries, and even a fair share of gangster-types. At the center of this “playground for the rich and famous,” was a …

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One of America’s Great Hotels Observes Its Centennial Year

by Jim Weaver This year marks the centennial of the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware.  Like scores of hotels across the nation, it was created to meet the needs of a local business.  In this case E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, commonly referred to today as Dupont, one of the nation’s …

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Intriguing Options for Your Valentines Celebration

By Mary Gallagher It’s nice to get a card for Valentines Day and maybe a gift…then perhaps dinner out? But to make it really special how about the whole getaway package with hotel, dinner, dancing and maybe a little spa treatment thrown in? Here are a few ideas to set those wheels in motion and …

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