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A Wild Wizard Adventure at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Shhh…don`t tell the kids but a Wild Wizard Adventure is fun and educational Story by Jennifer Merrick, Vacay.ca writer How does a vacationing Canadian family find themselves in a classroom with 29 home-schooled Florida kids and a ‘Wild Wizard’? It was the guilt. We had misgivings about pulling our kids out of school for a…

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The Downtowner brings free rides to South Florida

  Start-up transportation company takes you around Delray Beach and Boca Raton for no cost other than a tip to the driver. Story by Adrian Brijbassi, Vacay.ca Managing Editor DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA — I have spent two days at Delray Sands Resort, one of the finer ocean-front properties in South Florida, and after indulging in the sunshine…

Thirty-five miles of white-sand, island beaches await visitors to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area.

10 Places To Get Away from It All in Florida

These idyllic locales offer quiet escapes, often surrounded by pristine nature. Story by Jim Byers, Vacay.ca Writer Miami is a bustling spot. Ditto for Disney and Tampa Bay. But there are plenty of quiet corners in the Sunshine State, often right under your nose. Here’s a look at this Florida lover’s favourite places to get away…

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In Dunedin, Florida you’ll find Blue Jays, brews and beaches galore

 This hot spot is proving to be much more than a destination for spring-training baseball. Story by Jim Byers Vacay.ca Writer DUNEDIN, FLORIDA — A beach consistently rated among the best in the United States. Florida’s oldest craft brewery. An adorable, walkable downtown. And drag queen bingo. There’s a reason folks refer to this town…

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Rescued turtles find refuge at Marathon hospital in Florida Keys

Story by Petti Fong Vacay.ca Editor MARATHON, FLORIDA — Look closely at descriptions of the turtles in rehabilitation at the Turtle Hospital and one of the first things you’ll notice are the names. The identities of the turtles sheltered at the hospital in Marathon, a small city about one hour by car north of Key West,…

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6 Ways to Experience Everglades National Park

Vacay.ca’s Jenn Smith Nelson explores the legendary south Florida attraction. Story by Jenn Smith Nelson EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, FLORIDA — Canadians make up approximately 44,000 of the 1.1 million yearly visitors to Florida’s Everglades National Park. The park’s abundance of wildlife, pristine ecosystems, variety of habitats (there are seven different ones!) and numerous adventure offerings,…

Florida.Vacay.ca is the made-for-Canadians guide to the Sunshine State

Canadians have a long history and a deep connection with the Sunshine State. About one in every ten of us are going to Florida every year. In 2015, a total of 3.6 million Canadians visited the state. We love the sun, the shopping, the great food, golfing, nightlife, the fishing and of course the beaches. Vacay.ca,…