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Fort Lauderdale

THIS ITEM ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON POSTMEDIA AND SUN MEDIA WEBSITES ACROSS CANADA JUPITER, FLORIDA – I’ve seen plenty of turtles in my day. But this is the first time I’ve raced one. I’m on a stand-up paddleboard tour of the Jupiter Harbour area, just south of the brilliant blue Loxahatchee River. We’ve just turned the corner around a low-lying island when I spot a turtle below me in the water, perhaps one meter to my left. I’m excited to see one in its natural environment, so I move my paddle to the right side of my board and try to ... continue reading →

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FORT LAUDERDALE – I wasn’t sure about this. I generally trust tourism board folks when they suggest things for me to do in their area. After all, they’re the experts. Still, as a long-time lover of Hawai’i and Polynesian culture, I was a bit skeptical when the folks at Fort Lauderdale’s tourism office hooked me up with dinner, drinks and a show at a place called Mai-Kai Restaurant, a short drive from the city’s famous beaches. Having seen some pretty lame Hawaiian dancing in various parts of the world and having sampled a few too many too-sweet Mai Tai’s that ... continue reading →

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