From their dock on Amelia Island, Windward Sailing's US Coast Guard captains float out into the Cumberland Sound, where dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles swim alongside the boat's speeding hull. As these tours progress, the captain turns passengers' attention to the wild horses that gallop across the banks of Cumberland Island.
Though these tours introduce customers to the thrill of sailing, it's Windward Sailing's school that transforms the sport into a lifelong passion. In classrooms and on boats, instructors teach students to cruise local waters and prepare them for American Sailing Association exams. Depending on the course, instructors might teach fledgling captains to sail in light to moderate winds or navigate using nothing but constellations and the giant map NASA inscribed on the moon.
Equipped with a seasoned staff of sprinters, Current Running motivates movers and outfits joggers with a large spread of shorts, shoes, accessories, and more. Bury foot forks in a bevy of toe treats, including shoes from top brands such as Asics, Mizuno, Saucony, New Balance, Adidas, and Puma. Experts eye arches as customers try out the in-store treadmill with a number of different kicks, making suggestions to help match runners with the perfect combination of support and style. Race socks ($55) and recovery socks ($49) lay proper foundations for new shoes and provide a secret place for health enthusiasts to store spinach. To look slick and serious above the ankle on race day, also peruse Current's selection of ambling attire, including men and women's short tights ($80), long tights ($100), and compression leggings ($70).
Aio Wireless is the brainchild of Jennifer Van Buskirk. In a former life, she acted as Senior Vice President of Mobility Strategy for AT&T, where her performance earned her enough trust from the higher-ups that they asked her to run their new company: Aio Wireless. Her new joint venture retains all of the reliability of AT&T's 4G/LTE network, but gives folks a chance to break free of contractual shackles with a pay-as-you-go plan. In fact, the whole process has been streamlined. Aio lets clients use their own cell phone rather than buying a new one with unlimited talk, text, and data plans.
Despite the cutting edge gadgetry and the reliable network, however, the stores' approach to technology is more than just practical. Their array of phone cases, for example, brighten iPhones, Galaxies and Lumias in neon hues. Their earbud headphones, meanwhile, let phone owners play their tunes on the go without schlepping their tuba everywhere.
Located in Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island), Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is within the vicinity of Big Talbot Island State Park and B.E.A.K.S.. This 4-star resort is within the region of Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve and Kingsley Plantation.
Make yourself at home in one of the 404 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private balconies or patios where you can take in ocean and beach views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
When the weather is fine, head down to the private beach, or play a round or two at the golf course. This resort also features a concierge desk, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Satisfy your appetite at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.