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Author: Karen Harrell

Origins Golf Club

A unique golfing experience is available at The Origins Course, which is located in WaterSound, just north off U.S. 98 between Destin and Panama City Beach.
The course, created by The St. Joe Company and managed by the Troon Company, is a six-hole regulation course that alternatively plays as a nine-hole executive course and a 10-hole, par-3 layout through the use of alternate tee boxes and auxiliary greens.

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Canadian Snowbird Tourism

The Bob Dylan hit, “The times they are a changin’,” aptly reflects what has happened to Canadian snowbirds vacationing on the Florida Panhandle/Alabama-Louisiana Gulf Coast to escape winter’s dreaded ice, snow and gray skies.

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Gulf Place

Going off the beaten path – in this case off Hwy. 98 – can often mean great finds.
One day I was leisurely making my way to Panama City and decided veer off at Hwy. 30 in South Walton County to find a place to have lunch and browse

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Where Would We Be Without Ice?

An important contribution to history and health was made by a young physician named John Gorrie who moved to Apalachicola, Fla., in the early 1800s. This was the area’s heyday when it was a prominent port of trade, commerce, and shipping in Florida. Gorrie served as postmaster, city treasurer, town councilman, and bank director.

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