Erica Rourke is an on-location maternity, newborn, baby, child, family photographer located in Hobe Sound, FL serving Palm Beach & Martin Counties. Her style is whimsical & natural. Her goal is to create timeless images that you will cherish forever.
Snook Action Charters' specialty is simple: boat trips to crystal clear, rarely fished waters that are teeming with snook, snappers, and the occasional shark. The team makes the trips seem simple, at least, but there's hard work behind that simplicity. The company's veteran captain, for instance, knows the area's best fishing spots from years of experience?he first started guiding fishing trips at age 12 with his father. Since then, he's fished in the Florida Keys' famous waters and the flats of Mosquito Lagoon. Similar hard work went into stocking the company's boat, The Jupiter. Customers get to relax and enjoy a leisurely fishing trip, confident that the staff has stocked the vessel with rods, bait, and tackle, complemented by stores of sunscreen and frosty soda.
Kevin Sweeney practically has the Florida backwaters in his blood: he was raised to feel comfortable wandering through the swamps, spying wildlife, and catching fish. Today, he wields both his local expertise and an EMT certification as he leads groups across the wilds on five different excursions with South Florida Outdoors Adventure. These eco tours set out to encounter wildlife, hunt for fish, small game, or alligators, and listen for frogs. Participants can also choose to additionally camp out or take archery lessons, learning the skills that can help them survive during their inevitable lifetime in the wild.
Eco-Shanty Boutique's designers collect discarded fabrics of all sizes and colors, but they're never content to leave them as-is. Instead, they use their stock of recycled fabrics to create new garments, accessories, or home goods. They fill their store with finished pieces that are ready to take home immediately, but they know there's more fun in letting customers make their own unique items. The boutique hosts open studio times for experienced crafters to come in and do what they do best, and the designers also host classes to help beginners get comfortable holding a paintbrush without supervision.
At Palm Beach Kart Center, drivers zoom around paved curves and sprint to the finish line in go karts reminiscent of Formula 1 race cars. Before each heat, competitors pick a number, strap on a helmet, listen to the safety rundown, then wait for the green signal. And like that, they're cruising at top speeds, veering around opponents and jockeying for the lead position and unanimous agreement from friends that sponsorship deals are forthcoming.
At Redline Xperience, racecar enthusiasts hit their choice of two professional-caliber tracks, driving rental rides such as an Audi R8, Aston Martin, and Porsche Carerra. In one two-hour session, a driver can switch between up to six autos, including a Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Nissan GT-R, for the full-spectrum driving experience. During warm-up laps, veteran instructors dole out tips and set drivers at ease.