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May 4th, 2019

 

It’s a myth that a “real” camera instantly makes all photos better. Sure, there are some photographs only possible with big lenses and a real camera, but these situations are less common than you’d think.

A good photographer can take award-winning photos with whatever camera is available. Or to put it another way, your photos aren’t going to get better just because you have an expensive camera. Anyone can make sounds with a guitar, but you have to learn how to make music with it, and it takes a lot of work to master it. A camera is the same.

Before you spend money on a new camera, try improving the photos you take with your current camera or phone. You may be happy enough with the results that you’ll skip the new camera completely.

Continue reading How to Take Better Travel Photos, Without a New Camera

April 26th, 2019

 

‘One Piece Plan’ encourages everyone to pick up litter from beaches and waterways.

You can join the movement to clean up our beautiful beaches, waterways, and parks without having to join a club or make a donation. All you have to do is pick up one piece of trash.

“If everybody I paddled out with did this, everybody who walked down the beach does this, it can make a tremendous cumulative impact,” said Tom Fucigna, known as Tom Fu to his Facebook followers. “That’s what it’s all about.”

Continue reading Help Protect Our Oceans

April 18th, 2019

 

CityPlace, the center of entertainment in downtown West Palm Beach for almost two decades, is getting a new name: Rosemary Square.

According to a news release, a five-year, $550 million investment will “transform CityPlace from a retail and entertainment center to a vibrant community and destination known as Rosemary Square.”

The 72-acre Rosemary Square neighborhood transformation is set to offer more residences, retail, a new hotel and more arts and cultural programs.

Continue reading CityPlace has a new name: Rosemary Square

April 13th, 2019

 

Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, making it a useful tool for those who find traveling taxing. Here are a few ways it can make your trips more enjoyable.

When it comes to mindfulness and meditation, you may think it takes years of training — or a spiritual journey — to derive any benefits. But the essence of the practice is actually quite simple, and its techniques can bring a little relief to many stressful situations, including travel.

Continue reading How Meditation Can Improve Your Travels

April 5th, 2019

 

LMC’s current campus debuted in 2007 to great fanfare, welcoming 100,000 guests. In 2017, LMC’s campus welcomed a record-setting 350,000+ guests and offered the largest portfolio of services and programming in the history of our Center, making the campus one of the top visited cultural destinations in Palm Beach County.

Over the past few years, LMC made significant progress in setting a strong foundation of fundraising during our quiet phase. 2017 marked the launch of the Waves of Progress expansion campaign, which will allow the Marinelife center to rehabilitate more sea turtle patients, educate more students, and welcome additional guests and visiting scientists from around the globe.

Continue reading Groundbreaking for Loggerhead Marinelife Center expansion

March 24th, 2019

 

Being properly packed and prepared for time at the beach is a must! So we have rounded up the 15 ultimate family beach bag essentials…especially if you have little people in tow! Read on to learn one of our most requested family travel tips: family beach bag essentials!

First, the bag.  Always purchase a cute and FUNCTIONAL beach bag.  This means it must be large enough to hold everything that we need to pack, isn’t bulky, but folds up flat and compactly and doesn’t take up too much room at the bottom of my luggage.  Make sure it has zippered pockets where you can safely store keys, money, identification, phone and other small loose items you don’t want to end up getting buried in the sand. A good beach bag is key!

Continue reading The 15 Ultimate Family Beach Bag Essentials

March 20th, 2019

Whether or not you realize it, color is a huge part of your psychological makeup. As humans, we have emotional reactions to the crackling oranges and reds of a roaring fire on a ski trip, or to the still blues of the sea—color can make us feel calmer, angrier, or more energized. It also provides important cues about our surroundings: Even in a new city, the red of a stop sign tells us to stop; the pigment of a fruit can inform us as to whether or not it’s ripe. Continue reading How Color Affects You When You Travel

March 15th, 2019🏝

Singer Island is actually a barrier island on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. If you are looking for a Florida destination away from the tourist hotspots, such as Orlando and Miami, then Singer Island is a location that is definitely worth considering as this amazing place has plenty of things that make a visit worthwhile. Here are just ten of the reasons why you should visit Singer Island.

 

The Beaches

One of the best features of Singer Island is that it is lined on both sides by amazing beaches. In fact, there are seven miles of beaches for you to enjoy during your stay. These range from secluded quiet beaches to beaches aimed at tourists that include a variety of attractions to enjoy while you are at the beach.

Continue reading 10 Reasons You Need to Visit Singer Island, Florida

March 9th, 2019

Spring is heating up! Meet authors, hear high-caliber jazz performers and spend the evening on Antique Row. There’s more than ever to see and do this March in The Palm Beaches.

 

MLB Spring Training in The Palm Beaches

 

See some of baseball’s top teams in action in a relaxed, fan-friendly atmosphere. Spring Training is a favorite of fans—and anyone looking for a fun experience. The players are relaxed, signing autographs and talking to fans, and fans get the chance to see teams learning to play together after a winter break. The action takes place now until March 24.

Continue reading What To Do This March Around The Palm Beaches

March 8th, 2019

 

As fewer people apply for driver’s licenses and more take ride-sharing services, the team behind Virgin Trains USA believes this is the perfect time to make train travel a new American habit.

Entering the newest train station in Miami, Florida is a bit like walking into another world. With natural light streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows, the modern building is bright, sleek and full of thoughtful amenities. Outlets and USB ports are at every seat, free Wi-Fi is available at the entranceway, and the entire structure smells lovely, thanks to a signature scent wafting through the corridors (grapefruit, orange and lemongrass with a touch of vanilla).

Continue reading Traveling Around Florida? Ditch the Car and Ride the Rails.