Many of us have had complicated reading years, struggling to keep our attention trained on any one book—let alone finish one. So Jynne Dilling Martin, an associate publisher at Riverhead Books, and Kalima DeSuze, activist and founder of the intersectional feminist bookstore at Cafe con Libros in Brooklyn, shared some of their favorite page-turners to pull you out of your reading slump. There’s something for everyone, from a poem-like novel that’s less than 300 pages to a New York Times bestselling book club pick.
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We’ve come across lots of weird and wonderful Florida facts, so we thought we’d share a few! You never know, these Florida facts may come in handy at a trivia night.
Flying into or out of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)? You’re in luck! Three of the travel industry’s leading publications just recognized PBI as one of the best airports in the country. This easy-to-navigate facility was named the 8th Best Airport in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, the 5th Best Medium Airport in the J.D. Power North America Airport Satisfaction Study, and the 8th Best Domestic Airport by Travel + Leisure.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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