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  1. Row merrily, merrily, merrily down one of Tampa Bay's best kayak trails

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    The benefits of a good kayak or canoe trip can be pretty wide-ranging.

    Caladesi Island on a kayak. Photo by Carole Liparoto
  2. With a name like Owlfred, how can you resist this rescued bird?

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    Orlando – When Murray Miller found a great horned owl in his Manatee back yard, in distress and unable to hunt or eat, he knew exactly what to do. He contacted the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland.

    Murray Miller got to see Owlfred again after he had found him in distress. This time the meeting was under much better circumstances. SeaWorld Orlando photo
  3. Plan your Christmas at Epcot with celebrity narrators at Candlelight Processional

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    Christmas in July promos remind us that now can be a good time to plan your Christmas entertainment before tickets sell out. Held every year at Disney's Epcot, the Candlelight Processional is not to be missed. There's a mass choir, joined by a 50-piece live orchestra and a celebrity narrator who tells the story of …

    The giant Christmas tree at Epcot, seen with the park's iconic Spaceship Earth attraction behind it, is the centerpiece of the holiday celebration at the theme park. [Photo by Garth Vaughan]
  4. Visit Tallahassee for fine and funky food and lodging (and football)

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    TALLAHASSEE — Boiled p-nuts. Sometimes "boiled" is spelled wrong, too. There are stands that dot the back roads of the rural Florida Panhandle, fronted by hand-lettered signs that tout the glories of the green peanut. The outskirts of Tallahassee are P-nut Central, the stands' proprietors hunkered over burners at …

    For a terrific view of Tallahassee, head to the Level 8 bar atop the Hotel Duval on Monroe Street. It offers one of the nicest views of Tallahassee looking west toward Florida State University. The Capitol can be seen to the south.