Tourism

August 13, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — Owners of a business that delivers linens and other essentials to vacation homes had two special guests paying them a visit this week. Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern and Belmar Business Partnership Trustee Thomas Burke officially welcomed Blue Cottage Linens with a ribbon-cutting held ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Family Promise is holding a Stand Up Paddle Board Family Event on Tuesday, Aug 14, at 6 p.m. in Bayview Park, Long Beach Township,. The organization is planning on providing entertainment which includes music and face painting. The Best of the Eagles band is performing ...

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LONDON, UK – Classical composer Handel and rock icon Jimi Hendrix usually are not mentioned in the same sentence, but the two musical geniuses are linked together at a small museum in London.  The museum is located in a building at 25 Brook St. that was Handel’s home from 1723 to 1759. Hendrix ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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NEW YORK, NY - This week the Associated Press reminded travel media that a person who flies a great deal is a 'frequent flyer,' not a 'flier.'  According to AP, the style rule changed in 2017. 'Flier' is used in the phrase 'take a flier,' meaning to take a big risk.  

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OXFORD, UK -- A visit to England provides a great way to learn about the Beatles, but for a group of American college students studying in Great Britain this summer, their best lesson about the Fab Four came from a familiar source – one of their professors from the states. Laura Peterson, who ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!   Friday July 13 Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences. At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two parcels of land totaling 48 acres have been approved for a zip line adventure park which will be located at Mount Arlington Road and Rt. 46 in the Ledgewood section of Roxbury township.  Flagstaff Extreme LLC is the buyer and the owner of an extreme adventure course located in ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA -  The National Constitution Center will open a permanent exhibit dedicated to the people and debates played a role in the formation and ratification of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution in the Spring of 2019. A new theater performance and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.   PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition ...

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CLEVELAND - LeBron James has formally left Cleveland and his famous mural was removed today from the Cleveland skyline. We caught the final moments of the landmark with a few other news crews. For more travel articles, please visit the travel section by clicking here.  For our most recent ...

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On Sunday, July 1 at approximately 2:15 pm EDT, the crew of Carnival Glory rescued a 33-year-old crew member from Norwegian Getaway who had been drifting in the water approximately 21 miles north of Cuba.  Norwegian Cruise Line had reported him missing on Saturday.  The NCL crew member is being ...

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WASHINGTON – The Friday before the Independence Day holiday was the second busiest day in the history of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with more than 2.67 million travelers and crew members screened at checkpoints nationwide on June 29. The week of June 24 to 30 was the single ...

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OSLO - June 28, Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos was awarded the 2018 Ambassador’s Award by Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the United States Ambassador to Norway, for significantly contributing to building U.S.-Norway relations and growing the countries’ economies.  “I congratulate Bjørn Kjos on receiving ...

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NEW YORK CITY – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Airline of the Year 2017, has been named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2018 for the fourth consecutive year at the 25th annual World Travel Awards, one of the travel industry's most prestigious awards. The World ...

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There are plenty of  fireworks planned for this week and beyond, so make plans and get the blankets and chairs ready to find the best spot to view. July 3 Elizabeth at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park at 9:30 p.m. South Amboy/Perth Amboy's joint display at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.88 today, one cent cheaper than last week ($2.89), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price in New Jersey  is 13 cents cheaper than one month ago ($3.01), but 60 cents higher than it was on ...

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American Airlines released the following statement on recent reports of separation of families because of immigration crackdowns: “The family separation process that has been widely publicized is not at all aligned with the values of American Airlines — we bring families together, not apart.

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You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight on time and arrive at your destination safely. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down and perhaps raises your anxiety. Meet Christine Johnson, a TSA officer ...

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RICHMOND, VA  – You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight and arrive at your destination safely and on time. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down. Meet Deborah Simms and Ryan Seymour, ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for another record-breaking travel season this summer, as 243 million passengers and crew are projected to come through security checkpoints nationwide between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Last summer, TSA screened more ...

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NEW YORK CITY – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Airline of the Year 2017, today received three prestigious awards at the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Passenger Choice Awards™ in Los Angeles, California. Norwegian received a 2018 Four-Star Official ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The State Fair Meadowlands opens Thursday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the MetLife Sports Complex.  That’s 18 days of family-friendly fun! The fair offers over 150 rides and attractions to entertain all the members of your family.  With over 50 food ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick, comprising the city's Black Fire Fighters Association, will host the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 16 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrations are held across the country to mark the announcement of the ...

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OSLO  - Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in May, an increase of 17 percent compared to the same month previous year. During May, the capacity growth was 51 percent. The growth will gradually decrease during the autumn and into 2019.  A total of 3,421,460 passengers chose to fly ...

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