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The 21 Most Instagrammed Places in Jacksonville

The Instagram app, without a doubt, has been the driving force behind the revival of photography over the past 5 years. Sure, there’s the rise of the smartphone camera giving us the ability to take photos at any moment—nowadays, everyone has a camera in their pocket—but the inspiration among today’s masses to take more pictures and have people actually see them, comes from Instagram, or “IG” for short. There’s something going on inside the walls of Instagram that you just can’t find on Facebook or Twitter. Perhaps it’s the simple interface, along with the near non-existence of sharp everyday scrutiny, …

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LET’S FISH: Fishing Hotspots on the First Coast

The First Coast is known around the world for its exceptional and diverse fishing hotspots. Whether you fish off-shore, in-shore or from-shore the water around here offer anglers a diverse variety of options. The close proximity of the warm water of the Gulf Stream provide saltwater anglers everything from giant Grouper to Kingfish (See Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament). Fishing off-shore requires a major investment in the necessary equipment and boat to safely land the big ones. Most of the avid saltwater cowboys attack the Atlantic Ocean with a large sport fishing craft and usually make a day of it. There are saltwater …

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Ft. George

Fort George: Island Time and the Scent of Saltmarsh

BY KATE MATTHEWS I arrived on  near midnight on an early summer’s eve under a bright half-moon. There was a feeling of being submerged in the hot, liquid air while the narrow, sharply curving road pulled me through tunnels of oak hammocks draped with thick Spanish moss. A glimpse of coquina ruins shimmered on my left, followed by silhouettes of palm trees to the right, framing marshland and the Fort George River. I have since learned that every islander I have met had a similar, often nearly mystical, moment of falling in love with Fort George. I found myself living …

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