New Jersey

New Jersey travel ideas and tips.

What is cryotherapy and how does it work?

Cryotherapy at 256 Below

Cryotherapy is touted as a way to reduce inflammation, relieve arthritis pain, boost the immune system, increase metabolism, and lose weight. Does it work?
Musket drills, Washington Crossing

Experience George Washington’s Christmas Crossing of the Delaware

Every December, Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware is reenacted at Washington Crossing State Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. During the reenactment, the park hosts many fascinating displays and demonstrations. Families can tour several historic buildings on the grounds and learn about blacksmithing, colonial games, candle-making, quilt-making, cooking, crafts, musket-firing drills and more.

Festivals, Food and Flying – It’s Summer in New Jersey!

Time to start planning for those weekend festivals, beach getaways, and food and wine extravaganzas in New Jersey!
Diggerland USA is a construction themed amusement park in NJ.

Drive a Big Digger? You Can at Diggerland USA!

Thanks to Diggerland USA, everyone can fulfill their desire to drive a skid steer, dig with a big digger, and ride in front loader.
Sunset Beach

Five Winter Delights in Cape May on the Jersey Shore

While our off-season trip to the Jersey Shore did not include bathing suits, swimming, ice cream, or even much sunshine, we enjoyed a slow-paced weekend that was the perfect opportunity to explore the area without the crowds.

Five Places to Squeeze In End-of-Summer Fun in New Jersey

Hang on to the fun as long as possible! Here are five places to squeeze in some end-of-summer celebrations in New Jersey.
Raging Waters at Morey's Piers, Wildwood, NJ

Thrills and Chills at Raging Waters – Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, NJ

Raging Waters at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ, offers some unique features that elevate the fun factor over and above any water park I've ever visited.
Field Station: Dinosaurs in Secaucus NJ

Field Station: Dinosaurs in NJ is Interactive, Musical, and Educational

Field Station: Dinosaurs brings you back in time with animatronic dinosaurs and a roaring good time!
Super Bowl XLVIII

The Super Bowl is in New Jersey – See What We Have to Offer

As much as I enjoy New York City, I’m here to tell you that the Garden State has a lot to offer Super Bowl visitors, especially if you want to avoid the big crowds and high costs of New York City.
Crayola Experience

Beat the Heat in NJ/PA with Wind, Water, and Wax

I'm not really a hot-weather girl, so it's about this time of year that I'm completely done with summer and ready for cooler autumn days. But with a month left of summer in my area, I've got my ways to beat the heat or spend a rainy day. Check out these indoor attractions in Central NJ and Eastern PA: Liberty Science Center, Sahara Sams, and Crayola Experience - and read on to win two tickets to Crayola!

Celebrate NJ Down the Shore

Admittedly, I'm not a huge beach person. I do like to go a couple times a year though, and when I asked my fellow travel writers about their experiences "down the shore" in NJ, I was surprised by all the amazing places I have yet to visit. Check them out...
Cape May Park & Zoo

Celebrate NJ With Stronger Than The Storm Week

New Jersey is "Stronger Than the Storm" and open for business. Follow along this week a I celebrate all the family fun you can have in my state. Starting at the southern tip, Cape May, NJ, is not just about shopping and Victorian B&Bs. Families can enjoy the scenic lighthouse, the beautiful beaches, and the playful park & zoo.
Shaka in Long Branch, NJ

You’ll Say Mahalo to Shaka

Located on the beach in Pier Village, Shaka is a Mexican-style restaurant with a Hawaiian flavor and a surfing theme. They serve quesadillas, rice bowls, tacos, salads and burritos. I loved the "make your own" burrito option, loading mine with chicken, pineapple, brown rice, and black beans.

2012 Travel In Review

While I've always enjoyed traveling, the past year was the first that I embraced travel as a passion and looked at every step beyond my front door from a travel writer's perspective. It's pretty amazing to view your travels in that manner. It's not just a vacation, day trip, or field trip, but a way to experience more in life, learn more about myself, and share that with others.
Ringing Rocks Park

Ten Things To Do in New Jersey That Aren’t On The Shore

Western New Jersey is a rural playground full of parks, farms, rolling hills, rivers, lakes and living history. Here are ten things to do in New Jersey that aren't on the shore.