Jen started as a “her own backyard” travel journalist, writing articles about the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey area. She is recognized as the go-to expert on the Jersey Shore, but has also written about domestic locations across the country, from Arizona to Florida and dozens of places in between.
“Scusi!” I called for the fourth time as I stepped off a narrow sidewalk onto a cobblestone road to get around some tourists. I said a silent prayer, too, that they also didn’t try to make a break, and that a moped or Vespa or teeny, tiny car wouldn’t whip around a corner and turn me into Roman roadkill.
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 7, 2014Read Article
Every summer Friday, Dave McNamee leaves his office in New York City and takes the New Jersey Transit train to Metropark in Iselin, where his car awaits. He then heads south on the Garden State Parkway until he can drive no more. The signpost says it all: Exit 0, Cape May.
New Jersey Monthly, June 2012Read Article
Revel, the new $2.4 billion, 6.3 million-square-foot, 1,800-room Atlantic City mega casino, is finally about to land. The undulating complex along the north end of the Boardwalk is opening in stages during an eight-week preview that starts on April 2 and ends with the official grand opening on May 25.
New Jersey Monthly, April 2012Read Article
If all you know about Asbury Park, N.J., is the cover of a Bruce Springsteen album, it’s time to get back in touch with this Jersey Shore city. Whether you want to play antique pinball machines or pay homage to The Boss, here’s a sampling of what Asbury Park has in store for you.
American Way, August 2011Read Article
The Florida Keys are a great vacation destination, but they aren’t the only game in town when it comes to island escapes in the Sunshine State. St. Pete Beach, a waterfront community on Long Key — part of a chain of islands located 30 minutes from Tampa — is another favorite getaway spot for baseball fans headed to spring training, fishing enthusiasts and beach bums alike.
American Way, December 2011Read Article
THE Jersey Shore has long been the turf of nightclubs that cater to the young and the restless, with booming sound systems, all-you-can-drink specials and dress codes that allow a seamless transition from hung-over beachgoer to late-night barfly.
New Jersey Travel Guide
But beyond the Wide Mouth Wednesdays and No Shower Happy Hours, a wave of stylish new spots that promise a more sophisticated experience have opened along the shore in recent years, from Sea Bright to Cape May.
The New York Times, June 18, 2009Read Article
I AM a habitué of vintage-clothes shops, and while on vacation here recently, I checked out Sherry’s YesterDaze Vintage, a consignment shop in the Seminole Heights neighborhood that a friend had recommended. I was looking for a dress for Valentine’s Day, and after rummaging through racks of them found three candidates: a white 1970s minidress with flower appliqués and puffed cap sleeves; a black 1960s A-line number with a delicate velvet bow tied under the bust; and a slinky backless blue knit dress that looked as if it had been wrapped around a Studio 54 disco queen.
The New York Times, March 31, 2010Read Article