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Memorial Day Weekend Travels Kick off Summer 2018 in the Long Beach Island Region

May 25, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, who always sees demand for customer inquiries rise either through their digital platforms, ...

TAPinto Publisher is Producing the Live Broadcasts of the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition in Roatan

WEST BAY, ROATAN - One of TAPinto’s Publishers is producing the live broadcast of the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition in Roatan.

Travels caught up with Erich Templin to get his insights on the Competition and the Island of Roatan.  Erich is the Publisher of TAPinto’ s travel brand.

What is the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition?

It is the ...

Allegany Alumni Band & Friends on June 10th

The Palmer Event Center Presents the Allegany Alumni Band & Friends on June 10th from 2-4 PM at The Palmer Event Center on Flag Day Observance in conjunction with the Cuba Chamber of Commerce. Admission by Donation. Over the years the band has grown to include many local friends who also share a passion for music. AAFB plays every year, but mostly busy in summer months,entertaining audiences ...

TAPintoTravels’ Resident Haeringer Set to Judge World Championship of Salami Making in France Next Month

CHATHAM, NJ - Many in Chatham know Jean-Eudes Haeringer for his work as a handyman around town, as well as the set he built for the Chatham Middle School's production of Willy Wonka Jr.

But Haeringer is now adding a new skill that few can claim: Judge for the 2018 World Championship of Artisan Salami Making.

Haeringer, originally from Strasbourg, France, ...

Will Triple Crown Fever Lead Your Travels to the Belmont Stakes?

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Event to Travel NJ For - Only Six Days (Left to Diet) Before 12th Annual Taste of Roxbury - May 21

ROXBURY, NJ - If you start dieting now, you'll have about six days of calorie deprivation under your belt by May 21. Then you can throw caution to the wind at the 12th Annual Taste of Roxbury.

There, in the Roxbury High School cafeteria, you will find some of the best food that area restaurants have to offer. And you can feel good about digging into their ...

TAPintoTravels Roatan Spotlight - the Argentinian Grill

March 12, 2018

Go Blue bay Islands - Founded in 2001, the Argentinian Grill is just one of a handful of restaurants in Roatan that serve their guests in two of the most emblematic tourist destinations in the entire island. The first locale can be found across the street from Half Moon Bay Beach in West End – there you will find the original Argentinian Grill, the one with the more rustic ...

TAPintoTravels Roatan Spotlight - Sunny West End Village, Roatan

Go Blue Bay Islands - West End can be defined as Roatan’s entertainment and tourism capital, offering a broad variety of activities for the entire family. This picturesque seaside community has a wide selection of bars and restaurants, shops, hotels and dive centers, located all along the main strip which is roughly a 1km/0.5 mile long paved road that runs adjacent and only steps away ...

Travels Spotlight: Ecodivers Roatan, West End, Roatan

We are a small dive operation in West End with one main objective - catering to divers specific needs while operating in a environmentally friendly manner. We offer professional, personalized attention in a laid back and comfortable environment. We are committed to making your time in Roatan a truly memorable experience.

Our waterfront location in Half Moon Bay, West End will ease off your day ...

Hotel California - An Eagles Cover Band Will Play Lakeside on May 27

May 11, 2018

LAKESIDE, OH - For almost three decades, Hotel California has been recreating the legendary sound of the Eagles and thrilling audiences all over the world. This Original Eagles Tribute Band will perform some of the bands greatest hits at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, May 27 in Hoover Auditorium.  

The band set the bar in 1986, and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for the ...

TAPintoTravels’ Area Teen Allison Ramage Off to England to Play Rugby

March 29, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury High School student is one of ten young women in the nation selected to travel to England in March to train with British rugby experts.

The student, senior Allison ‘Alie’ Ramage, is the only player from the New York metropolitan area chosen for the trip, according to her mother, Diane Ramage. Allie was recently interviewed in New York City for the Rugby ...

TAPintoTravels May Have Just Discovered the Cure for Jetlag - Or at Least in Germany

BERLIN - Yes.  You read that right.  We believe we have found the cure to jetlag.  

We stumbled into the Meridian Spa & Fitness on our first day in Berlin.  It is tucked away in the Arcaden shopping center in Spandau on the 3rd floor.  They offer day passes to their spa which is absolutely luxurious.  There is just one catch.  

In ...

A Travels Must - The Apple Museum in Prague - It isn’t Necessarily a Bucket List Item as Much as a Pilgrimage

TAPintoTravels - The Apple Museum is a must stop in Prague.  It is family friendly and brings out the nerd in all of us.

The museum houses the most extensive private collection of Apple memorabilia in the world including virtually all models of Apple computers, unique art installations, and even Steve Job’s personal motorcycle.  All contained in what could be the ...

Travels Review of Norwegian Air - Spoiler - We Really Like Them

TAPintoTravels makes it no secret that Norwegian Air is our favorite long-haul, discount airline.

With 13 direct flight destinations from JFK or Stewart, we definitely have reasons to be excited.  Their extremely reasonable rates is another great justification .  Finally, with 150 destinations, it really delivers.

Flights from New York to Barcelona
Flights from New York ...

Travels Spotlight - Cindy’s Diner at Berlin’s Schöfeld Airport

TAPintoTravels - If you have some extra time at Berlin’s Schönfeld Airport, then check out Cindy’s Diner in Terminal D for some 50’s style American burgers.

We will let the slide show do the talking. We like the place.  It is a comfortable place to kill time with really good food.

The American Burger was excellent with two beef patties augmented ...

Travels Spotlight - International Airport Review - Oslo

OSLO - We were delayed in New York City and missed our flight to Berlin, so we explored the Oslo Airport.  We also learned why there were few one handed Vikings and why it protects your stuff now.

For starters, the Airport is a beautiful gem of modern Norwegian architecture.  It is open and airy to maximize the exposure to the sun.

They have the following ...

Travels Reminder - Can You Fly With Your State ID?

April 21, 2018

Travels recommends that you always travel with a passport, even domestically.  The U.S. Passport is our national I.D.  With it you will be able to fly domestically to any state. 

The DOHS offers this further explanation:

The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for ...

Travels Focus - Norwegian Air’s Onboard WiFi System is Impressive

TAPintoTravels - The fact that we are 25,000 feet in the air and have written this article is quite impressive.  The notion that we also uploaded the HD photos is astonishing.  This is a great system.

We have used onboard WiFi before, but usually it isn’t free and it certainly don’t offer any bandwidth.  The first photo we fed into the system was ...

The Perfect Travel Pack - The Airport Repack Because of a Delayed Flight - What You Really Need

TAPintoTravels - If you have traveled a lot, you have had a canceled flight.  Do you know how to do an airport in such cases?

Well, on a recent canceled flight on Norwegian Air from Berlin to New York, we had to do it.  Our experience is now your gain.

The slide show above shows you step by step, how it was accomplished.  Here we will explain it.

For starters, ...

Travels’ Winter Storm Advisory - Major Roads Closed, Flights Canceled - Stay Home

TAPintoTravels - This may be a first for us, but stay home. 

The storm over our New Jersey and New York affiliates left most roads snow covered and slippery.  Gov. Phil Murphy called a state of emergency and asked residents to refrain from unnecessary travel.  Over 1,400 flights were already canceled on Wednesday.

School Closures from the ...

1,415 Area Flights Cancelled - Travels’ Tips & Tricks - Flying Inclement During Weather

TAPintoTravels - Whenever there is inclement weather, it pays to keep informed.  Today, 540 flights from Newark, 450 from JFK and 425 from LaGuardia have already been canceled.  In other words, you are probably screwed today.

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email updates to flight delays.  Make sure to sign up for them.  That will be your ...

Update From TAPintoTravels Affiliates and ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt On the Impact of the Storm

TAPintoTravels and ESPN Talk Show Host Scott Van Pelt managed to make it their respective destination in Florida despite the weekend storm and its disruptions.  Scott described the storm damage to us (we traveled from our assignment in Ohio) And offered his advice for our return to NYC.

TAPintoTravels kept up to date with the storm aftermath ...

Dr. Salem Samra Travels to the Middle East in Humanitarian Mission; Performs 20 Surgeries in One Week

May 3, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ:   There are heroes among us. Every day men and women who do extraordinary things with grace, modesty and an inner strength that is a model for current and future generations. Worldwide crises, striking close to home, beckon action from those who possess the talent to help and the passion to make a difference. That is this story.

For seven years we have heard and read ...

Dr. Salem Samra Travels to the Middle East in Humanitarian Mission; Performs 20 Surgeries in One Week

HOLMDEL, NJ:   There are heroes among us. Every day men and women who do extraordinary things with grace, modesty and an inner strength that is a model for current and future generations. Worldwide crises, striking close to home, beckon action from those who possess the talent to help and the passion to make a difference. That is this story.

For seven years we have heard and read ...

Some Travel Required With Only 3 Local N.J. Marijuana Dispensaries in TAPinto Country

TAPintoTravels - With Governor Murphy’s expansion of access to medical marijuana, more patients will be seeking the treatment.  There are only 5 dispensaries in New Jersey, so most patients will have to travel for their prescriptions.

TAPinto communities hosts 2 of the current locations in Cranbury and Montclair.  

Breakwater Treatment & ...

TAPintoTravel’s Local Player Josh Pauls and Team USA Top Canada for Paralympic Sled Hockey Gold Medal in Sudden Death OT, 2-1

March 22, 2018

PYEYONG CHANG, SOUTH KOREA - Declan Farmer scored the equalizer with just 37.8 seconds to play in the third period and tallied his second goal of the game 3:30 into overtime to lead the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team over Canada, 2-1,  and win an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. 

Josh ...

May the Fouth Travels Be With You - Join the Rebellion

May 4, 2018

Travels ventured to the exotic land of Las Vegas this past month to hear from experts who made “Star Wars:  The Last Jedi” come to life.

As part of our coverage of the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, Travels attended the center stage event, “’Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Join the Rebellion”.

We are unabashedly ...

Bon Jovi’s Travels to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Began with a Backstage Tour in Newark

Our tour of backstage began with a friendly face.  It belonged to Phil X of Bon Jovi.

Then they escorted us through the Underworld.

Before taking the stage...

The story began as one would expect with a proud Jersey Mom.

For our main article, please visit: www.tapintotravels.com. 

 

Travels Focus - Rogers Center Offers WNY Fans a Taste of Major League Baseball

TORONTO, ON -- The start of the Major League Baseball season means summer is drawing closer. While there are no MLB teams to follow in the Greater Olean or Buffalo areas for summer, a trip across the border to Canada leads to the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East.

The Rogers Centre, where the Blue Jays play, is regarded as one of the unique venues of baseball.

Local Travels - Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Perform for 2018 NJ Balloon Festival

READINGTON, NJ – Balloons may be the main attraction at the annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, but music also takes center stage here.

The festival will be held July 27 through July 29 at Solberg Airport and this year’s main music attractions have been announced.

On Friday evening, Andy Grammer will perform. His debut album featured the platinum singles ...

Travels Visited the New Taylor Swift Exhibit at Newark’s Grammy Museum Experience in the Rock

NEWARK, NJ - TAPintoTravels got a special invite to see the new Taylor Swift Experience exhibit at  the Newark GRAMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center (“The Rock”).  The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow.

The exhibit was curated and supplied items directly by Taylor Swift and her mother. It definitely shows in the exhibits. You will see ...

Ready Set, Travel Road Show! Southern Ocean Chamber Prepares for Party Planning Tour on April 22

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its 10th Annual self guided wedding and party planning event.

This event is packed with professionals, giveaways and one of a kind access for all things needed to throwing a celebration.

Looking for the perfect destination to hold a milestone celebration? Weddings, reunions, parties of all kinds can always ...

NJ Weekend Travel Idea - Do a Retro Bike Trip in Clinton to Benefit the Red Mill Museum - May 19

May 14, 2018

CLINTON, NJ –  The First Annual Red Mill Retro Ride will be held May 19 and everyone is welcome to attend.

The ride encourages participants to use vintage/antique/retro bicycles and wear period outfits, but it is not required. Tune up your bike bell, shine up your shoes, dust off your basket, press your seersucker suit, and get ready for this jolly good ride back in time ...

Travel Tip and Tricks - How to Report Road Potholes in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have developed resources you can use to report potholes encountered while driving on Union County roads. 

"We certainly encourage drivers and commuters to report any pothole they encounter on roads throughout Union County to the responsible authority," said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “A pothole ...

Bon Jovi’s Opening Band Sent Travels a Message Last Night - Talk About a TEMPT-ation

Travels did not get to see Bon Jovi the second night of the Madison Square Gardens set. However, their opening band was kind enough to send us a statement.  That is a nice consolation!

“This House is not for Sale” tour is special in that Bon Jovi brought on local talent to headline for them in each city.  TEMPT was one of the bands selected and they opened for Bon ...

Bon Jovi Traveled Back to Rock Madison Square Gardens

NEW YORK, NY - Bon Jovi, fresh from the Induction Ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, rocked Madison Square Gardens last night.  

“This House is not for Sale” tour is still running strong since its launch on Feb. 8, 2017 in Greenville, S.C.  The band continued on for over sixty dates, including two stops in New York City and one in Newark (check out ...

NJ Travel Idea - Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area.

Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in opening the new Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit on Friday afternoon.

"Our penguins ...

Morris County Tourism/Travel Expenditures Reach $2.2 Billion. (Yes. Billion)

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Tourism Bureau is championing the power of tourism during National Travel and Tourism Week (May 6-12) by releasing new data from the 2017 Economic Impact of Tourism in NJ Study by Oxford Economics.  The report reveals a strong year for the County of Morris.

 Key highlights ...

Travels Notification - David Hogg Tweeted That April 20 Is a National School Walkout Day

April 16, 2018

Early this morning, David Hogg announced a national walkout day April 20.  The event will begin at 10 a.m.

Events are planned for students across the country. You can find more information on those events at this website.

For more regularly updated information, please visit here.

 

 

Travel to Newport Rhode Island, This Spring or Summer

TAPintoTravels - Newport has a long and storied history that includes hosting the America’s Cup sailing races, Gilded Age mansions and believe it or  not, in 1663 Benedict Arnold was elected the first governor of the colony in Newport. The city by the sea, like much of the small state, is a tale of two cultures and visitors can savor both during a weekend excursion this ...

Travel Fun - Senators Cory Booker is Bested by Senator Jeff Flake in a Snowball Fight on Capital Hill

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Cory Booker of New Jersey had a spirited snow ball fight in front of Capital Hill.  This combines multiple things that we like at TAPintoTravels.  It includes extended work travel, a great tourist city, and two grown men having fun.

Is it immature?  A little. Is it funny?  Definitely.

The sad part is Cory got bested by ...

New Jersey Travels - Savor the Spring with a New Jersey Winery Tour

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Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Travels News - Oman is Named Partner Country of the 2020 ITB Berlin

March 26, 2018

Press Release

The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show and the Sultanate officially announced their partnership at ITB Berlin

The Ministry of Tourism and ITB Berlin have announced that the Sultanate of Oman is to be the Official Partner Country of the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show in 2020. 

Tourism Minister, H.E. Mr. Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi said: “ITB ...

TAPintoTravel’s Local Player Josh Pauls and Team USA Top Canada for Paralympic Sled Hockey Gold Medal in Sudden Death OT, 2-1

PYEYONG CHANG, SOUTH KOREA - Declan Farmer scored the equalizer with just 37.8 seconds to play in the third period and tallied his second goal of the game 3:30 into overtime to lead the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team over Canada, 2-1,  and win an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. 

Josh ...

Travels Spotlight - 25th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Continues Through May 28

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at the Walt Disney World Resort continues through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it is 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is showcasing millions of ...

Air Travel Disruptions - Newark and Laguardia Airports Are Reporting Delays of 1 to 2 Hours.

TAPintoTravels - The weather continues to play havoc on local air travel.  Newark is reporting average delays of 1 hour 41 minutes and LaGuardia is experiencing 59 minute delays.

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email updates to flight delays.  Make sure to sign up for them.  That will be your fastest way to get notifications. Also, ...

Travels Spotlight - Introducing Augustus – Baby Hippo Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a Boy!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL- Weighing in a 168 pounds, Augustus is the first hippopotamus born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park in 13 years. Augustus was born January 13.

Nile hippos are a vulnerable species with a declining population in the wild. Augustus' parents, Tuma and Henry, were chosen to breed through the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is overseen by the ...

Travels Spotlight - New Jersey Athlete Leads 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team to First Victory

PYEYONG CHANG, SOUTH KOREA - Josh Pauls, of Green Brook, is the team captain and defenseman on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team competing in the 2018  Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeyong Chang. The  United States defeated Japan, 10 - 0 in the preliminary round on Saturday. and faces the Czech Republic on Sunday at 11 p.m. ET (NBCSN, live ...