3 Essential Tips for August in Miami

Miami Spa Month, summer travel, and a go-to pair of headphones are the talk of this month's mix

Here’s the Rub


It’s the most relaxing time of year again—and not just because we’re deep into summer. It’s month two of Miami Spa Month, meaning that dozens of South Florida’s most extraordinary hotel spas, health clubs, day spas ad med spas are offering locals and visitors up to 50 percent off treatments that might otherwise count as splurges. From Aventura to Coconut Grove, Miami Beach to Downtown, Sunny Isles to Surfside, you can indulge in massages, facials, body scrubs and countless other special rituals starting as low as $109, even at luxury properties such as Acqualina Spa by ESPA in Sunny Isles, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club, Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau and Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach. And that’s just a tiny sampling of the participating venues. To get all the details and start booking,

visit miamiandbeaches.com/Miami-Spa/Months.

Just Plane Irritating

As you prepare to vacation this summer, here’s something to note: Americans have been voted the most annoying people to travel with.

The team at flight-comparison site Jetcost.com surveyed over 2,300 French residents who have flown at least once in the past two years about their travel experiences, finding that they deem Americans to be the worst passengers to share a flight with. When asked if they’d ever flown with passengers that stood out as being particularly annoying, more than three quarters (77 percent) stated they had, with medium-haul flights accounting for 61 percent of flights with irritating passengers onboard. The passengers that stood out were identified because they “were intoxicated” (36 percent), “had an annoying voice/accent” (25 percent) and “were overly loud” (24 percent). Nineteen percent of those found to be annoying were children, although the majority (81percent) were adults. But take some comfort in the fact that we’re not the only ones being singled out for bad onboard behavior: Asked which countries had the most annoying plane passengers, and allowed to vote for more than one country, French residents selected the below five as having the worst travelers:

United States: 46%
Germany: 35%
South Africa: 32%
England: 29%
Australia: 27%

What’s more, 3 percent of French residents admitted that their fellow nationals were annoying passengers to fly with—a fact that makes us think that, for many, perhaps sea travel might be a happier alternative in general.

Playing a Different Tune

Verto headphones turn to a portable speaker in a matter of seconds.

There’s nothing like jamming out to your favorite music through a great pair of headphones. But sharing your tunes with friends while you listen just doesn’t work. Verto headphones were created to change all that. Users have complete freedom to switch from a pair of regular high-fidelity headphones to a portable loudspeaker in seconds, thanks to its ingenious dual-sided coaxial unit which allows it to house a two-sided audio system within a single compact design. This unique audio circuit switches and activates between sides with just a simple twist of the headphone. Plus, you can control everything—volume, music, calls, virtual assistant—with the touch of a single button. VERTO Headphones include quick charge capability, connect with Bluetooth 5.0 and come with an available (LEVO) stand that supports wireless Qi charging. For more information, visit eamusaudio.com.


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