Tourism

May 10, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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CLEVELAND, OH - The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was particularly important this year with the long anticipated induction of Bon Jovi.  With Howard Stern doing the introduction, it was a spectacle. Howard Stern was none to pleased with how long the committee took to ...

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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: ...

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NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is alerting drivers of the following traffic updates for the weekend.  Lane closings are planned for the Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge and the Holland Tunnel this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and ...

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Comedian Artie Lange will perform at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Robin Salem, the wife of longtime “Howard Stern Show” engineer Scott Salem, known to listeners as “Scott the Engineer." Robin is recovering from multiple cancers, and has been ...

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NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.  Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation ...

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BRANT BEACH - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently. The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Exploring helps young people make more informed decisions about future careers and learn about different jobs within a particular field.  In that vein, Aviation Explorer Post 523 will hold its first meeting for young men and women, ages 14-20, on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m., ...

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TAPintoTravels - Whenever there is inclement weather, it pays to keep informed.   Today, (Wednesday -  April  4), the FAA is reporting for New York’s LaGuardia, Philadelphia, and Newark Liberty airports the following: Due to WEATHER / LOW CEILINGS, departure traffic destined to Newark ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Law enforcement officers from the Morris County Park Police will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement ...

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ANNAPOLIS, MD - With Annapolis being a short three hour drive from most of TAPinto country, there is no reason now to visit this show. Annapolis itself is well worth the visit. Annapolis was named one of the most beautiful towns in America in 2016 by Conde Nast and one of the best small towns to ...

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TAPintoTravels - Easter means egg hunts, egg decorating, an overabundance of chocolate and of course Peeps, but if you're a Jersey guy or gal there is something else on the agenda for this Easter weekend; scoring discounted tickets for the Garden State's amusement attractions. Yes, pretty much all ...

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The TAPintoTravels Staff woke up with pleasant gifts from our non-celebrant colleagues wishing us a happy Easter. The first gift is a much needed day off.  Then, travel toys for us to enjoy on our day off. These gifts inspired us with so many tips and travel tips, that we had to share ...

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NEW YORK, NY - TAPintoTravels is at the New York Auto Show and we found a virtual reality program that may just save your young driver’s life. Please check out AT&T’s It Can Wait virtual reality program.  It should stop your child’s texting while driving.  It is that impactful. The ...

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NEW YORK - File this one under family fun! The New York International Auto Show is providing much more than exciting car launches.  The show offers more family friendly events than ever before. Some of our favorite family friendly displays and activities are: Jeeps’ Camp Jeep takes ...

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TAPintoTravels — Look up in the trees and you may just spot the pair of bald eagles flying around both Lake Como and Belmar these days. Nancy Shaer Bilow of Lake Como was walking her dog last week after the snowstorm and saw them in a tree on the west end of the expansive lake. “Based on their ...

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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, ...

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TAPintoTravels - The Marine Air Terminal at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport is the only first-generation, air terminal left operating in the U.S. The Art Deco building heralds to the golden age of the flying boat, when traveling was new, glamorous, and the subject of adventure novels. Now ...

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TAPintoTravels - Asbury Park, New Jersey will host their 4th annual Music and Film Festival on April 27 - 29. What is better than hanging out in a beach town while listening to good music, watching great films, and all while supporting some great charities? Okay, maybe doing in mid-summer is a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics will host former presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton on March 29. Originally scheduled for the College Avenue Gym, the event, entitled “A Conversation with the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton,” has been moved to the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has cleared the way for the city to negotiate to build a commuter ferry terminal on the Bayonne waterfront. In a press release sent from Mayor Jimmy Davis’ 2018 campaign office, Davis said the city is looking to build a terminal at the ...

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TAPintoTravels - The Township of Franklin recently issued the following message to its residents.  Winter Storm Toby is expected to continue into the early morning hours of 3/22/18.   Motorists are urged to use caution during the afternoon commute as travel is likely to be impacted by slick ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ - A commercial vehicle travel ban due to the anticipated severity of the impending nor’easter was announced by Colonel Patrick J. Callahan. The travel ban has been in effect since Tuesday, March 20, at 8 p.m.,and includes a commercial vehicle travel ban for the entire length of ...

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TAPintoTravels - After three Nor’easters, you would think we could catch a break. They do say the fourth one is always the best.  This time, we should be very well practiced. By now, you know the drill. This article has advice on local and airline support services. You may want to bookmark the ...

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LONDON, UK - Virgin Atlantic will fly twice daily between London Heathrow and Johannesburg South Africa beginning October 28. Passengers will be able to book these flights on March 24.  Virgin Atlantic's first flight was VS 001 from London Gatwick to Newark NJ. on June 22, 1984. That event was ...

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TAPintoTravels - St. Patrick’s Day is coming upon us even faster than St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland.  Here are some of the areas great events to celebrate Irish pride. March 17 Events Hoboken - The Nerds at Willie McBride’s (see poster up in the slide show) Newton - Sober ...

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TAPintoTravels - Whenever there is inclement weather, it pays to keep informed.  Tomorrow, (Tuesday -  March 13), some flights from Newark and JFK are already canceled.  LaGuardia already canceled 100.  In other words, you are probably hosed today. Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email ...

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Lane closings are planned for the George Washington Bridge and the Holland Tunnel this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and repair projects. Holland Tunnel: One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, March 11, through Thursday, ...

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