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.
Continue reading Tips for L.G.B.T.Q. Travelers to Visit the World Safely
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.
June 23rd, 2019
If summer has you thinking of a Florida vacation or sunny staycation, South Florida has just the place for you. From great weather to dining and nightlife, here are just a few reasons why we love summers in The Palm Beaches.
1. The Weather
From sunny skies to welcoming warm waters, The Palm Beaches deliver prime summer weather that will have you looking and feeling sun-kissed all season long. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, sunglasses, and flip-flops to compliment that bronzed summer glow. Continue reading Top 5 Reasons To Visit The Palm Beaches This Summer
June 5th, 2019
The Palm Beaches serve as a one-of-a-kind diving destination, home to both natural and artificial reefs. Natural reefs compose the northernmost stretch of the Florida Reef Tract, the third largest living barrier reef in the world. The Palm Beach stretch is remarkable, with its base composed of limestone creating a habitat for quirky bottom-dwelling critters. Local reef residents include flowery hydra-corals, hairy gorgonians, crimson sponge communities over the rocks. With proximity to the Gulf Stream, the area welcomes large pelagic fish from the deep waters. Palm Beach County provides over 150 artificial reefs created by sunken vessels, limestone, concrete and even luxury vehicles.
Continue reading The Best Time To Dive In The Palm Beaches
April 12th, 2019
There’s a dizzying number of credit cards to choose from — with most offering tempting perks to get you to sign up and spend money. But with so many options, it can be tricky deciding which perk to go with: Do you opt for a great sign-up bonus? Initial zero-percent interest? Or choose a card that offers cash back?
According to a new CreditCards.com report, this is yet another area where Millennials differ from previous generations. Over one-third of Americans said 3 percent cash back on all purchases is the most alluring feature on a credit card, while 36 percent of Millennials (ages 23-38) said they were more likely to be enticed by hefty credit card signup bonuses — specifically $500 in cash or $1,200 in travel credit.
Continue reading Millennials Are More Likely to Choose Credit Cards With Travel Bonuses, Survey Finds