Maybe the NJ weather is just preparing me for an Alaskan cruise?

photo from TravelAlaska.com

While I’ve currently had quite enough snow… and it sounds like NJ may very well look like one big iceberg tomorrow… I have to say I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska. Today I received an e-mail with this link to the Travel Alaska website and I just haven’t been able to stop looking at the […]

Family Day on the Norwegian Getaway #UltimateGetaway

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*Disclosure: I was sent an invitation to attend the #UltimateGetaway Family Day event on the Norwegian Getaway.  There was no cost for the event, and we were given lunch, entertainment, and tours.  No posts or reviews were required. All opinions expressed are my own. If you’ve followed my blog for very long you probably know […]

How to Fall in Love with New Orleans.

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I was recently fortunate enough to be a part of a “Women Travel Writers Weekend”.  The trip was hosted by the New Orleans Hotel Collection in cooperation with Travel Girl Magazine. I was especially excited about the trip because 4 of my NJDigitalMom friends were also attending the girls weekend getaway.  Visiting NOLA with friends?  […]

Finishing up Summer with A Free Shutterfly Photo Book (coupon code)

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*affiliate links You may have noticed that I’ve been missing in action.  (If we’re friends on Facebook… then you might be all too informed on my comings and goings!)  Our summer has been a busy one.  My list of trips included a visit to my brother’s family in Ithaca, NY, the #JerseyLove Retreat to the […]

Chicago here I come! #BlogHer13

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I’ve barely written anything about the fact that in less than a week I will be heading to Chicago for BlogHer13.  Actually… I don’t think I’ve written a single solitary thing here on my blog.  I did add a little button in my sidebar AGES ago, but no posting. So…. I’M GOING TO CHICAGO FOR […]

Visiting the Absecon Lighthouse with #JerseyLove

I saw the light.

Disclosure: The #JerseyLove Retreat was sponsored in part by D6 Sports and Caesar’s Entertainment. We had wonderful sponsors for this trip… but we also paid to attend and received no monetary compensation for our time.  Photos are mine, or thanks to Rita at Pui Pui Photography as noted by watermark. As part of my #JerseyLove […]

Visiting Belmar with #JerseyLove

#JerseyLove with @MayorMatt

Disclosure: The #JerseyLove Retreat was sponsored in part by D6 Sports and Caesar’s Entertainment. We had wonderful sponsors for this trip… but we also paid to attend and received no monetary compensation for our time.  Photos are mine, or thanks to Rita at Pui Pui Photography and Sherry at Super Exhausted as noted by watermark. […]

We can be rotten… but we sure clean up nice.

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My Dad called me on Saturday, and when I didn’t answer he left me a message… Colleen, this is Dad.  I’m standing on the deck on this boat here.  Uh, I was just wondering where you were.  Alright, talk to ya later.  Bye. How mean is my Dad?  Just calling to rub it in that […]

Oh Christmas Tree… THE Christmas Tree

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We live an hour from NYC (more or less, depending on traffic).  You might think we take advantage of that an experience all the big city has to offer. Has our family EVER been to see NYC at Christmastime?  Um… NO.  NEVER.  NOT EVER. That is… never until this December.  Was it memorable?  Sure. Were […]

Photos of Long Beach Island, NJ – July 2012 (post #2)

Down the shore... in NJ you are "down the shore" not "at the shore".

We go to LBI almost every summer for at least a long weekend.  This was a second full post of photos I found just sitting in my list of drafts.  Forgotten.  Since Hurricane Sandy I’ve been thinking of our NJ Shore vacations quite a lot.  I’m looking forward to getting back there.       […]

Photos of Long Beach Island, NJ – July 2012 (iPhone)

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I was looking through my posts and realized there were a number of things I never published as I was transferring my blogs over.  They were all just sitting there as 1/2 completed drafts. There were 2 posts full of LBI photos from our trip this past summer.  I follow a number of LBI businesses […]

Monet’s Garden at The New York Botanical Garden

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It’s so hard to believe it’s already November 18th.  You really get a kind of skewed or off sense of time passing when you experience a hurricane, 4 day power outage, time change, Halloween postponement, kids out of school for a full week, husband traveling for 2 full weeks in a row, a nor’easter, 20 […]