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September 22nd, 2019

 

October is Spa & Wellness Month in The Palm Beaches, which means exclusive offers on spa treatments, group fitness classes, healthy eats and more. It also means we’ve got our minds on staying fit and feeling well—in all its many forms.
To help you decide what to do in October and beyond, team members at Discover The Palm Beaches have spilled their favorite wellness spots and secrets;
take these locals’ advice and feel great during your next visit to South Florida!

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September 4th, 2019

We all experience stress, no matter where we live. But as one recent study attests, sometimes where you are can really wreak havoc on your well-being. Of the 39 cities in The Palm Beaches, not one made the list of the 182 “most stressed” cities in the U.S., and we’re perfectly ok with that.

So, how do locals in The Palm Beaches remain mostly stress-free, and how can you ease your tension when visiting?

Continue reading How To Be Stress-Free: The Palm Beaches Style

August 18th, 2019

The Palm Beaches made Forbes’ list of the cheapest places to travel this summer. Surprised? We aren’t. Discover our hidden gems and one-of-a-kind South Florida treasures, all absolutely free. Endless ocean waves and miles (and miles and miles!) of silky sand beaches, all bathed in that golden South Florida sunshine. Summer vacation time is here, and what better place to spend it than The Palm Beaches.

Actually, what better way to not spend and still savor only-in-South Florida treasures?

Continue reading Why The Palm Beaches Are One Of Forbes’ 24 Best Places To Go

August 4th, 2019

A fight over disposable straws could return to the state Legislature, even after Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this year vetoed a bill that would have blocked local governments from banning plastic straws.

A measure (SB 40) filed Friday by Sen. Kevin Rader, a Delray Beach Democrat, would take the opposite approach, by prohibiting the use of plastic straws and plastic “carryout” bags statewide. Rader’s plan would allow single-use straws made from nonplastic materials, such as “paper, pasta, sugarcane, wood, or bamboo.”

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July 21st, 2019

The roar of a jet engine, the vroom of a car, the vibration of a moving ship.

These sounds and sensations, commonly associated with travel and motion, share a common source: fossil fuel-powered engines.

But as regulators and businesses around the world try to reduce carbon emissions, airplanes, automobiles and ships are going electric. It’s good for the environment, but it also means travel itself may be changing. Here’s a look at a few of the initiatives that are underway.

 

Continue reading By Air, Land and Sea, Travel is Electrifying

July 14th, 2019

For L.G.B.T.Q. travelers, taking a trip can bring up safety concerns, fears of discrimination and the stress of navigating different sets of rules and restrictions. Adding to the complexities of travel is that “L.G.B.T.Q.” itself is an umbrella category. People who identify under one of these categories may also identify in or encompass others: Skin color, gender, wealth and ethnicity all affect the way that we are treated as travelers.

With that in mind, here are some tips to stay safe and make the most of your travel.

 

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July 3rd, 2019

Of the seven sea turtle species in the world, six nest in the United States, and all of them are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act — harmed by bycatch, marine debris, boat strikes, pollution, and many more threats. Take a look at a few simple yet important steps that you can take during your beach days to protect sea turtles.

1. Minimize beach lighting. The moon’s natural lighting guides sea turtle hatchlings and nesting females, so walking on the beach at night with flashlights or leaving on beach house lighting can disorient turtles. Turn off your exterior lighting, keep blinds shut, and place red cellophane on flashlights when walking on the beach at night.

Continue reading Help Save Sea Turtles with These Five Simple Steps

June 27th, 2019

Virgin Trains USA, the first for-profit rail service to launch in the U.S. in decades, says it’s on track to begin ferrying passengers between West Palm Beach and Orlando in 2022. Standing on a platform at Orlando International Airport, Wes Edens, the billionaire backer of Brightline, said the rail service’s shiny new trains traveling up to 125 mph will prove an attractive alternative to what he called the “miserable drive” between Central Florida and South Florida.

Edens, the head of Fortress Investment Group and owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, already promises to replicate for-profit city-to-city train service throughout the U.S. He’s in talks to link Victorville, Calif., and Las Vegas. He also sees the potential for Virgin Trains connections between Houston and Dallas, Atlanta and Charlotte and other metro areas.

Continue reading Billionaire behind Brightline says he’s “very, very happy” with rail service’s performance.