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Save the Date - the New York Auto Show - MAR 30 – APR 8

February 19, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away.  This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

Travels Spotlight - Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel whether it is for work or pleasure.  Most of our reporting is fun and helpful.  However on rare occasions, we do have to report on heart breaking stories.  It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea.  Please consider assisting this family in need and keep them in your thoughts or ...

TAPinto Travels Local Affiliate Closes School Due to Security Threat

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department and the Essex County Bomb Unit have finished investigating a security concern.  As a precaution, the school was canceled on Friday after a video was posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Dr. Julie Glazer, Nutley Superintendent of Schools, made the decision late Thursday night to close ...

Movies That Make Us Want to Travel - South Africa

TAPintoTravels - There are a number of movies that just make us want to travel. This week we are going to feature one of our favorite movies that highlights a place of travel interest.  The land is South Africa.  The film is Zulu Dawn.

Filmed on the original locations, Zulu Dawn portrays the Battle of Isandlwana and the build up to the war.

Weekend Travel Local - Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fun, Fun, Fun! Find all your Morristown events happening this weekend

Friday February 9

Happy and Healthy Mommies; Fred Astaire Dance Studio (140 Morris Street); 10am - 11am)

Taste of Burgundy and Bordeaux Dinner; The Grand Cafe; 7pm (reservations required)

Explore the Universe - Our Perilous Universe; County College of Morris Longo Planetarium; 7pm (ages 8 ...

Local Travel Ideas: Try Somerset County Top 6 Weekend Events

Top Six Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 2.16 to 2.19 - A weekend celebrating Warmer Days!

1. Winter Market, Duke Farms

2. The Mountaintop, Theatre at RVCC - Friday featuring the Peking Acrobats.

3. State Theatre New Jersey - nothing scheduled this weekend - next show Feb 22 

4. Heritage Trail ...

You May Have Noticed Aliens Amongst Us on January 6 & 12

February 14, 2018

TAPintoTravels - You may have noticed some strange creatures walking among us on January 6 and January 12.

Well that was because a Star Trek theme cruise arrived on our island. They may have christened her the Starship Enterprise, but we knew her as the NCL Jade.  She was helmed by Captain Sulu himself, George Takei.

Star Trek fans are known for being dedicated.

Roatan Safety Tips - Crime is Low - But Petty Theft Exists

TAPintoTravels - You have booked your cruise and it includes a stop in Roatan.  Or perhaps you have read one of our articles and decided to spend a week or two on the wonderful island.  We will include links at the bottom so you can further enjoy the Island.

Either way, it is still good to remember the golden rules of all travel.  Roatan has the same petty theft ...

Diving and Snorkeling the Barrier Reefs of Roatan

TAPintoTravels- What soccer is to Europe and baseball is to the U.S., scuba diving is to Roatan.

Professional dive shops are as abundant as Starbucks in New York. Virtually every conversation circles back to that day's visibility or curious sightings.

And it's easy to see why.

Located along the world's second-largest barrier reef, it boasts more than 150 established ...

The Tropical Paradise of Roatan

You can credit -- or blame -- the storm-wary cruise ship captain some 20 years ago for Roatan's boom.

The story goes that the port of call wasn't even on his cruise line's itinerary but when passengers were surveyed after the voyage ended, they kept highlighting the emergency stop on that sleepy Caribbean island just off the coast of Honduras.  From that inadvertent ...

Travel Tips and Tricks - United Offers Boarding Passes for Partner Airlines via Mobile App

February 4, 2018

TAPintoTravels - When traveling internationally, have you ever been delayed when you have to stop at the transfer desk to print up a second ticket?  Well, United Airlines has an app for that annoying situation.

Customers using the United APP on their smartphones will now be able to receive boarding passes for 19 partner airlines on their smartphones. The feature ...

TAPinto Travels Local Affiliate Closes School Due to Security Threat

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department and the Essex County Bomb Unit have finished investigating a security concern.  As a precaution, the school was canceled on Friday after a video was posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Dr. Julie Glazer, Nutley Superintendent of Schools, made the decision late Thursday night to close ...

Passport History to Amaze Your Travel Friends

TAPintoTravels - Check out these fun facts about passport history to impress your friends at your next cocktail party.

The modern US passport is a far leap from the passports of yore. Passports (or passport-like documents) have been used in some capacity for thousands of years around the world, and they’re regularly changing to suit the times. Check out these fun facts about ...

Travels Tips and Tricks - Passport Fees Are Going Up So Plan Ahead

TAPintoTravels - All U.S. citizens should be aware that passport fees are set to increase this spring.

The U.S. Department of State is raising the Passport Execution Fee from $25.00 to $35.00 on April 2. The fee is mandated by the Department of State. It applies to passport applications that are submitted to an authorized agent, including a US Post Office, County Clerk or ...

Travel Tips and Tricks - United Offers Boarding Passes for Partner Airlines via Mobile App

TAPintoTravels - When traveling internationally, have you ever been delayed when you have to stop at the transfer desk to print up a second ticket?  Well, United Airlines has an app for that annoying situation.

Customers using the United APP on their smartphones will now be able to receive boarding passes for 19 partner airlines on their smartphones. The feature ...

Traveling Tips and Tricks: Keep Foods Safe When Traveling

WASHINGTON, DC — Regardless of the time of year, it's always important to ensure the food you prepare is safe and won't be remembered for the wrong reason — food poisoning.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service offers the following food safety tips.

Clean your hands for 20 seconds with soapy water. Always ...

Planning a Trip? Make Sure Your Passport is Travel-Ready

TAPintoTravels - If an overseas trip is in your spring travel plans, now is the best time to make sure your passport is in order, according to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.

“It’s time to apply for or renew your passport, if you are planning spring travel out of the country. Many countries require six months' validity on a U.S. passport, so it is critical to check ...

Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic Participants

February 12, 2018

The Players

2018 Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic Participants

Tim Tebow
Hillary Scott
Terrell Owens
Jase & Missy Robertson
Willie & Korie Robertson
Jep & Jessica Robertson
Anthony Mackie
John Smoltz
Gary Levox
Derrick Henry
Chip & Joanna ...

Regional Educational Travel - Disability Advocacy Conference to be Held in Morristown

Morristown, NJ – The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools in Northern New Jersey announces its 2018 Conference and Resource Fair, “Advocacy in Action”. The event will feature keynote speakers and disability rights advocates, Senator Richard Codey and David Hespe, Esq., former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, among others. Parents, families, ...

TAPinto Travels Hero Spotlight

Totowa Resident Sets Sights To Become A Paralympian In 2022

TOTOWA, NJ – One borough resident will stop at nothing to achieve her goals, despite an injury, and is setting out as a medal hopeful for the 2022 Paralympic Games, to be held in Beijing, China.

Courtney Mould, a 25-year-old graduate of Passaic Valley High School's class of 2011, suffered a traumatic brain injury in ...

United Airlines’ Response to Dexter the Peacock Incident at Newark Airport

Responding to a request from TAPintoTravels, United Airlines’ Spokesperson provided this statement regarding the now viral sensation surrounding “Dexter the Peacock”.  For our original story, please go to TAPintoTravels.

For context, the conversation occurred in the lobby. Please see below for our statement on the peacock and our statement on emotional ...

Newark Airport Denies Flight to an Emotional Support Peacock

TAPintoTravels - According to the travel blog site Live and Let’s Fly, United Airlines denied access to an emotional support peacock at Newark Liberty Airport.  The passenger protested, claiming that a seat had been purchased for the accompanying peacock.

The colorful story was also reported by Fox News and NJ.com.

If you are interested in following the journey of ...

San Diego or NYC ComicCon? Which is the Best for Travel?

February 14, 2018

TAPintoTravels -  There is always a debate in our office this time of year on whether we go to ComicCon East or Comic-Con West?  San Diego or NYC?

Many factors way in...weather, access, location, budget, etc.  For our team in NYC, it comes down to a simple answer.  ComicCon East is in our hood!  So, it wins hands down.

Now, San Diego is a ...

TAPinto Travels Hero Spotlight

Totowa Resident Sets Sights To Become A Paralympian In 2022

TOTOWA, NJ – One borough resident will stop at nothing to achieve her goals, despite an injury, and is setting out as a medal hopeful for the 2022 Paralympic Games, to be held in Beijing, China.

Courtney Mould, a 25-year-old graduate of Passaic Valley High School's class of 2011, suffered a traumatic brain injury in ...

Woodland Park Boy Travels to Puerto Rico to Deliver 1,100 Toys

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Eight-year-old Jayden Perez has completed a mission helping those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by personally delivering over 1,100 toys to children there.

After their initial flight had been canceled due to snow, Jayden, his mother Ana Rosado and father Javier Perez traveled to Puerto Rico from Jan. 18-22. Fifty-eight boxes, with 100 and 150 toys in each, ...

Valentine's Day Idea Worth Traveling - Planetarium Lovers Starcade

TAPintoTravels - "Romancing the Stars," a special Valentine's Day "date night" presentation will be hosted at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium In Branchburg, NJ on Saturday, Feb.10, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.

Couples ages 16 and older are invited to enjoy a light-hearted look at the Universe with a show featuring stars, ...

The New England Patriots Are Traveling Home In Defeat While Local Eagles Soar

TAPintoTravels - The Philadelphia Eagles are triumphantly traveling back from Minnesota after their Sunday 41/33 victory over the New England Patriots.  Back in TAPinto territory, our eagles have soared as two nature lovers discovered.

Two nature lovers stopped in the park and pointed. It was a bald eagle.

Saddle Brook Park on Saddle River Road in Saddle Brook ...

Event Travel Idea: Roxbury Will Host 2018 U18 World Fistball Championship with Coaching Seminars

ROXBURY, NJ – Being that Roxbury is going to be the host town for the 2018 U18 World Fistball Championships this summer, the organizers are hoping more young people give the obscure sport a try.

Toward that end, the United States Fistball Association is offering seminars to local coaches, athletic directors and educators.

Announced today, the seminars will take place ...

Save the Date - the New York Auto Show - MAR 30 – APR 8

February 19, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away.  This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

TAPintoTravels 2017 Coverage of the New York Auto Show

TAPintoTravels - Now through 7PM tonight is your last chance to wow your family at the New York Auto Show hosted at the Jacob Javier's Center.

For your husband, they have shiny things.  We like shiny things too.  Specially machines that can possibly injure or kill us.  

For your children, this is their playground.  They can climb through fire trucks, play ...

TAPinto Travels Local Affiliate Closes School Due to Security Threat

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department and the Essex County Bomb Unit have finished investigating a security concern.  As a precaution, the school was canceled on Friday after a video was posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Dr. Julie Glazer, Nutley Superintendent of Schools, made the decision late Thursday night to close ...

Weekend Travel Local - Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fun, Fun, Fun! Find all your Morristown events happening this weekend

Friday February 9

Happy and Healthy Mommies; Fred Astaire Dance Studio (140 Morris Street); 10am - 11am)

Taste of Burgundy and Bordeaux Dinner; The Grand Cafe; 7pm (reservations required)

Explore the Universe - Our Perilous Universe; County College of Morris Longo Planetarium; 7pm (ages 8 ...

Local Travel Ideas: Try Somerset County Top 6 Weekend Events

Top Six Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 2.16 to 2.19 - A weekend celebrating Warmer Days!

1. Winter Market, Duke Farms

2. The Mountaintop, Theatre at RVCC - Friday featuring the Peking Acrobats.

3. State Theatre New Jersey - nothing scheduled this weekend - next show Feb 22 

4. Heritage Trail ...

Local Travel - Sojo Spa is Celebrating Their 1st Year Anniversary

EDGEWATER, NJ – There is a relaxation destination in Northern New Jersey.  SoJo Spa Club opened its doors last year in Edgewater featuring a rooftop infinity pool, 170-foot- long foot massage path, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, 10 unique sauna and therapy rooms and a variety of outdoor hot tubs. The eight-story spa club/hotel also devotes an entire floor to ...

Parkland High School Shootings Reported in Parkland, Florida - Final Evening Post

February 14, 2018

PARKLAND, FL - We are suspending normal travel publications to report on the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Breaking News (updated 10:30PM) - 17 deaths have been reported by the Sheriffs Office of Broward County.  A suspect is reported to be in custody, after being released from the hospital.  AP ...

With Valentine’s Day Being a Wednesday - Travel is Difficult - How About Enjoying a Romantic Travel Film Instead?

TAPintoTravels - Normally, it is not a practice of TAPinto Travels to discourage vacationing for such a romantic holiday.  With Valentine’s Day being a Wednesday, it simply isn’t practical. Instead, why not watch a romantic movie that will certainly encourage you to travel to a wonderful location?  TAPinto Travels recommends Somewhere in Time.  

It is one of our ...

The Top Ten Super Bowl Travel Themed Commercials

TAPintoTravels - One of America’s favorite pastimes has been watching Super Bowl commercials.  They have become spectacles of their own.  Often gaining more attention than the game itself.  

For the 52nd Super Bowl, viewers were treated with 10 commercials with significant travel themes or exotic locations in them.  Here are TAPinto Travels  picks ...

Travel for the Best SnowtubIng at Camelback in the Poconos

TAPintoTravels - The powder may be nonexistent, but the weather has created some of the best snowtubing conditions we have ever seen in the Pennsylvania Poconos’ Camelback Resort in Tannersville.

Camelback features skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, mountain adventures along with the wet and wonderful fun of its grand indoor waterpark, Aquatopia, and its thrilling ...

Travel To Milltown For A Taste Of Groundhog Day Fun

MILLTOWN, NJ - For folks that have been fans of the Bill Murray classic "Groundhog Day," but can't make the trek all the way out to Punxsutawney, PA on a work and school day to see if winter will stay around for six more weeks or if the region will see an early spring, there's a Garden State alternative that is closer than you think.

Milltown has been celebrating Groundhog ...

Elizabeth becomes newest excursion destination for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines passengers disembarking from Cape Liberty Cruise Port.

ELIZABETH,NJ--This October 2017 marked a milestone in New Jersey State tourism history. Expanding for the first time ever in its history of tourism for the state, a major cruise line now has excursion opportunities for passengers to discover one of New Jersey’s oldest and most historic cities, Elizabeth.

“The Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization has aggressively pursued ...

Movies That Make Us Want to Travel - South Africa

February 16, 2018

TAPintoTravels - There are a number of movies that just make us want to travel. This week we are going to feature one of our favorite movies that highlights a place of travel interest.  The land is South Africa.  The film is Zulu Dawn.

Filmed on the original locations, Zulu Dawn portrays the Battle of Isandlwana and the build up to the war.

Go to Peru, See Machu Picchu, Then Eat Your Way through the Rest of the Country

TAPintoTravels - They arrive by the plane load, wearing hiking boots, backpacks and headbands.  "Machu Picchu?," the Peruvian customs official asks wearily.  And off they go to one of the world's most intoxicating sights -- and the mountaintop home of the nation's most famous site.

In the process, however, they are doing themselves a huge injustice.

For in ...

Diving and Snorkeling the Barrier Reefs of Roatan

TAPintoTravels- What soccer is to Europe and baseball is to the U.S., scuba diving is to Roatan.

Professional dive shops are as abundant as Starbucks in New York. Virtually every conversation circles back to that day's visibility or curious sightings.

And it's easy to see why.

Located along the world's second-largest barrier reef, it boasts more than 150 established ...

Why does Olympic Team USA Not Dip Our Flag at the Olympic Opening Ceremony?

TAPintoTravels - It has been a tradition since 1940 and has roots in acts of defiance.  

The 1940 Federal Flag Code specifically forbids it.  The tradition formally began in 1936, when U.S. Olympic Committee determined not to observe the Olympic tradition of dipping national flags to dignitaries in protest to Nazi Germany.  Although legend has it that the ...

TAPinto Travels Presents - Our Winter Olympic Connections

TAPintoTravels - The Winter Olympics are in South Korea and many members of the TAPinto community are there competing, spectating, traveling, or behind the scenes.

For TAPinto athletic competitors, see this article.

For TAPinto professional broadcasters, see this article on a Cranford High resident’s journey and her NBC colleague from Somers.

Ten 2018 ...

Missed Traveling to the Winter Olympics? Good News You Can Still Watch the Opening Ceremony

TAPinto Travels - The opening ceremony for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang starts at 8PM KT on Friday which is 6AM EST.  

Do not fret!  Although, Korea is 14 hours after EST and the opening ceremony is at the early hours of our rush hour, you will still be able to see them.  NBC will rebroadcast the opening ceremony during our prime time TV ...

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