On January 14, 1914, the very first scheduled passenger airline took off from South Florida.  The airline was based between St. Petersburg and Tampa. This commercial airline service began offering flights between the two cities.  The airline carrier was known as the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line.

The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line was a very brief lived venture.  However, the very first paying passenger was the notable Mayor of St. Petersburg, Abram C. Phell.  Reportedly, the flight lasted 23 minutes and spanned 21 miles.  The aircraft made use of an airboat that could take off and land in the water. Just four short months later the airline venture shut down but smoothed a path for what would become daily transcontinental flights.

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Four South Florida attractions have come together again for the 10th year in a row to offer unlimited admission as part of their Summer Savings Pass. The pass gives tickets holders unlimited access to four area attractions throughout the summer and fall until October 31st.

The four attractions participating include Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami.

Passes are $59.99 for adults and $49.99 for children ages 3 to 12 years old. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the passes usually last the summer months but have been extended for the time the attractions have been closed.

The passes are currently on sale now and can be purchased online. The attractions recommend that you check their website before you…

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Get around Palm Beach with a fresh new approach with a historical bicycle tour of the island. Riding or strolling along the famed Bike Trail is a most beloved thing to do. Now add a friendly, knowledgeable local insider with all the dirt and you have the Guided Historical Bicycle Tour. These tours are fun, friendly, and healthy way to learn about the iconic island while still observing social distancing guidelines. 

Gently glide through the palm-lined paths along the lake and travel the streets along the Atlantic Ocean with the warm breezes keeping you comfortable. The two-hour bike tour travels along mega mansions, amazing architecture, greenspaces, flora, fauna, and famous landmarks that make Palm Beach iconic. The Historical Palm Beach Bicycle…

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The Club at Ibis has a very special connection with the Jack Nicklaus family.  It is the only private country club that features three Nicklaus family designed golf courses. Additionally, Ibis Charities has donated $15,000 to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.  The presentation was made at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Palm Beach Gardens.

Ibis Golf & Country Club is a secure, gated community situated in West Palm Beach, only 7 miles west of I-95 on Northlake Boulevard. Entailing 33 distinct communities, homes within the community differ from Florida-contemporary to Mediterranean styles. Residences in Ibis Golf & Country Club rest on either a natural preserve, or golf course, and range in price from the $300's…

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From West Palm Beach to Boca Raton, here are five of the best places to go snorkeling in the Palm Beaches.

Corridor Wreck Trek

If you are looking to go face-to-face with some of the most amazing underwater creatures, you need to schedule a dive at the Corridor Wreck Trek in West Palm Beach.  Expect to hang out with sea turtles, stingrays, Goliath Groupers, corals, and sponges while you explore the many wrecks – Ana Cecilia, Amaryllis, and PC 1174 to name a few.

Boynton Ledges

Big schools of grunts, moray eels, and snapper can be found at the Boynton Ledges.  The dramatic ledges plunge at least 20 feet makes it a very popular dive.  You can find the ledges southeast of the Ocean Ridge natural area located off the city of Ocean Ridge.

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The iconic Palm Beach Island’s Flagler Museum is now open for tours and special events. The Museum opened their doors to the public earlier this month.

The grand estate is one of the most famous landmarks and homes on Palm Beach Island. The Flagler Museum, formally known as Whitehall, is a grand estate that features more than 100,000 square feet filled with some of the most important Palm Beach history.

The home was commission by the American Industrialist Henry Flagler as a wedding gift to his wife Mary. Flagler, the founder of Standard Oil commissioned John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to build and design the grand estate. Hastings and Carrere were also the architects for other famous landmarks such as the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and…

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If you are looking for a beach that isn’t super crowded, head over to Gulfstream Park. Named after the nearby current, snorkelers can find interesting sea life floating by as they enjoy this South Florida ocean. Ocean Reef Park is another must-go for snorkelers. Explore the reef in the lifeguarded area and make note of the creatures you find! Ocean Reef also offers free parking, restrooms, showers, and a boardwalk – perfect for early morning or late afternoon strolls. 

Carlin Park in Jupiter is known for its walking trails. Stop at some of the different exercise stations and turn your walk into a full workout! One more beach to note is John D. Macarthur Beach State Park. There is so much to do there from fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and…

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Offshore the coastal Town of Jupiter, it is recognized for its impressive fishing. As a matter of fact, the town holds a solid reputation for much more than just fishing. Check out the golf, real estate, shopping, dining, and entertainment too. If you are seeking a new adventure and do not have access to a big ‘ole sportfish, try chartering!  There are endless opportunities for you and friends and family to go out on a fishing charter here in Jupiter. 

Because Jupiter has been proclaimed one of the best sport fishing areas in Florida, the business of fishing charters has flourished. Here are two highly recommended local captains who know the waters of Jupiter like the back of their hands.  

Adrenaline Rush Charters

  • Captain Timothy Mackay

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The next SpaceX rocket launch is set for June 25th, 2020 at 4:34 pm at Kennedy Space Center! This means if you live in Jupiter or Palm Beach area, you should be able to see the rocket launching from your home if you face North.

MISSION

SpaceX is scheduled to launch 60 Starlink satellites from a Falcon 9. This will be the 10th mission in support of the constellation of networked satellites known as Starlink. The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide internet services to those who are not yet connected, and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe.

LAUNCH VIEWING

Launch viewing opportunities for Starlink are available at the following locations at the main visitor complex:

North Atlantis Lawn

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Outdoor spaces are part of what make living in the Palm Beaches so great—and that is especially true now as we continue making an effort to social distance.

Just 10 miles south of West Palm Beach you can experience primeval Florida. At the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, you'll see hundreds of species of animals and plants that exist only in the Florida Everglades ecosystem.

Here, on the northern fringe of the Everglades, you can see endangered species such as the snail kite and the wood stork, as well as the king of Florida wildlife, the American alligator. You can walk on elevated boardwalks through tropical landscapes such as marshes, mangroves, and hammocks (small islands in the Everglades).

There are numerous…

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