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June 12th, 2019

 

Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and are home to important species and ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, climate regulation and more. But the oceans need our help. Saving the oceans can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task, but if we all pitch in, we can make a big difference.

Here are 10 ways you can help protect our oceans and wildlife:

 

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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.

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May 22nd, 2019

It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to reduce stress while traveling is to just plan less and let spontaneity take over.

You’re on a beach. White sand surrounds you. A cool breeze gently passes over from the turquoise waters just beyond your feet. You sip your piña colada, moving aside the tiny umbrella. The sound of the waves lulls you to sleep as you think: this is the life, I may never leave.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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