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In Jacksonville, enjoy a beach vacay and city getaway in one

Story by Jennifer Merrick Vacay.ca Writer JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — Here’s to beach vacations, and the surf, sand, flip-flops, water sports and lounge chairs they entail. But, then again, urban getaways are appealing, too, with their cultural attractions and the city buzz of nightlife, markets and trendy neighbourhoods with chef-driven restaurants. So why choose? Jacksonville (aka Jax),…

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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…


Discovering ‘Old Florida’ in Martin County

No theme parks. Few chains. Lots of quiet. Welcome to Florida’s gentler side. Story by Jennifer Merrick, Vacay.ca Writer STUART, FLORIDA — Martin County, situated 140 kilometres (87 miles) north of Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic coast, offers visitors a chance to discover what some refer to as “Old Florida.” It’s an authentic Florida that emphasizes…