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.
March 1st, 2019
Loggerhead Marinelife Center will monitor 9.5 miles of beach from Jupiter to North Palm Beach as sea turtle nesting season gets underway.
JUNO BEACH — Sea turtle nesting season begins Friday, and Loggerhead Marinelife Center is ready.
Researchers with the nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution plan to monitor a 9.5-mile stretch of beach from the northern Palm Beach County line at Jupiter Island south to the northern border of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach.
Last year, the Center documented over 11,900 nests on that stretch of beach. That’s about one nest every four feet, and comprises approximately five percent of the world’s total loggerhead sea turtle nests, according to the Center.
Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Has Officially Begun In Palm Beach County
February 24th, 2019 ✈️
If you ended 2018 without using all your vacation days, you’re not alone.
According to AAA, more than half of Americans fail to use all their time off, leaving a total of 705 million unused days in 2017. You could go on a lot of vacations in 705 million days.
That’s why the U.S. Travel Association is encouraging you to plan for vacation on National Plan for Vacation Day, typically acknowledged on the last Tuesday of January. So let’s go ahead and pledge together that we’ll plan the rest of our vacation days this week.
Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Use All Your Vacation Days This Year.
February 23rd, 2019
Home to a breathtaking waterfront, bustling entertainment districts and scenic neighborhoods, West Palm Beach is a lot more than just palm trees and beaches. With sunny skies, picture-perfect weather, and exciting outdoor and cultural attractions, this vibrant destination offers visitors a paradise of year-round entertainment. If you haven’t yet visited or are just unsure what to do, here are our picks for 10 things to do in West Palm Beach.
Continue reading 10 Things To Do In West Palm Beach
February 22nd, 2019 🌴
You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment.
Even if you strive for a sustainable lifestyle at home, it may be tempting to avoid thinking about the impact your travels could have on the environment. No one wants to feel guilty on vacation.
Continue reading How To Be A Green Traveler
February 21st, 2019
JUST IN: Anglers hoping to hook a shark from a Florida beach will face increased scrutiny and need a special license after the state’s first shore-based shark fishing rules were approved Wednesday.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to give the state better oversight of the generations-old sport in an effort to respond to concerns from beach goers and conservationists.
Continue reading Shark fishing rules now in play; fish collection under Blue Heron Bridge banned.
February 20, 2019 ☀️🌴⠀
A number of studies have shown that people who take vacations have lower stress levels, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life, and more motivation to achieve goals. Here’s some of the additional benefits to taking some time off of work:
- Improved physical health: Stress can contribute to heart disease and high blood pressure. For both men and women, the New York Times reported, taking a vacation every two years compared to every six will lessen the risk of coronary heart disease or heart attacks.
- Improved mental health: Neuroscientists have found that brain structure is altered by chronic exposure to the stress hormone cortisol, which can be a major contributing factor to anxiety and depression. Feelings of calm arise from time away from work and relieve stress, which allows the body and mind to heal in ways that it couldn’t if it were still under pressure.
- Greater well-being: According to a Gallup study, people who “always make time for regular trips” had a 68.4 score on the Gallup-Heathway’s Well-Being Index, in comparison to a 51.4 Well-Being score for less frequent travelers. One study found that three days after vacation, subjects’ physical complaints, quality of sleep, and mood had improved as compared to before vacation. These gains were still present five weeks later, especially in those who had more personal time and overall satisfaction during their vacation.