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Sunday, May 20, 2018

8 Fun Things to do on the Boardwalk in Ocean City

8 Things to do on the Boardwalk in Ocean City New Jersey
Ocean City is one of the best seaside family resorts on the east coast, certainly in the great state of New Jersey. I first started going to Ocean City in 1972 at the age of five. I'm now 50 years old and still enjoy visiting O.C. at least once every year.

One of the things that attracts families to this seaside resort is the simple fact that it's a "dry beach" and "dry city", meaning that alcohol is not permitted for sale within the city. Second, the family-friendly boardwalk stretches for 2 1/2 miles down the beach. It's a well-maintained city that always has some type of activity or event going on, year-round.
Ocean City Music Pier in New Jersey

The island itself (yes, Ocean City is an island) stretches for 7 miles and is considered to be a barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean to it's east and the wetlands & bay to it's west. From Memorial Day through Labor Day beach goer's are required to purchase beach tags if they plan on being on the beach. This money is used to keep the beaches clean and for all beach-related upkeep.

When visiting the Boardwalk in Ocean City, you'll find all kinds of fun things to do...right on the family-friendly boardwalk!

1. Ocean City Music Pier - Hosts all kinds of different events, fairs, festivals and shows throughout the year. You can purchase tickets through the online box office or at several locations in the city.
Gillian's Wonderland Amusement Rides in Ocean City New Jersey

2. Gillian's Wonderland - This fun-filled amusement park has been around for decades! I can remember getting on various rides when I was a little girl. You can buy tickets for each ride and pay as you go or you can buy a wristband for unlimited rides for that particular day. Gillian's is only open during the summer season.
Adventure Mini Golf in Ocean City New Jersey

3. Miniature Golf - There are several locations up and down the boardwalk that offer a good game of mini golf. We have two favorites when we like to visit: Kongo Falls and Adventure Golf. In our honest opinion, these are the best two mini golf courses on the entire island.

4. Bike Riding - During the early morning hours you can rent bicycles at several different locations and take a ride up and down the boardwalk. You can ONLY be on the boardwalk riding bikes during the posted hours and you need to be courteous to the pedestrians who are also on the boardwalk at the same time.
Liberty Escape Rooms in Ocean City New Jersey

5. Liberty Escape Rooms - Up for a challenging adventure? Looking for something different to do? If so, you need to visit the Liberty Escape Rooms located right on the boardwalk!
Mirror Maze in Ocean City New Jersey

6. Mirror Maze - If you're looking for something more "classic" to do, then you'll want to head to the Mirror Maze where you'll find several mirror mazes for you and the family to try out. They're a lot of fun, but you do need to have some patience when going through the mazes.

7. Arcade Games - No visit to the beach would be complete without playing a few arcade and/or carnival-style games. You'll find numerous arcades and carnival-style game booths along the boardwalk. Some games are for the entire family to enjoy and others are geared towards adults.
Ocean City New Jersey Boardwalk and Waterpark
8. Outdoor Waterpark - If you and the kids really want to have some fun...consider spending the day at a fun outdoor waterpark! If the beach and sand isn't your thing, this is definitely the way to go. Just be forewarned, the waterparks aren't cheap and can be on the pricey side, but the fun is well-worth it!

As you can see, these 8 Fun Things to Do on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey is just the tip of the iceberg! Ocean City definitely is the place to be if you plan on visiting the south Jersey Shore!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Patton's Fort Historical Marker in Linglestown

For the past few years we've been driving around the state of Pennsylvania and documenting some of the historical markers that we come across. The information contained on these historical markers document our forgotten past. Thousands of people pass by them on a daily basis and don't even give them a second look. Well, we're trying to change that, by documenting them here on our blog.

The Patton's Fort historical marker is located at the intersection of Patton Road and Linglestown Road in Linglestown Pennsylvania. You can easily pull off the road and grab a photograph of it, if you're documenting area historical markers.
Patton's Fort Historical Marker in Linglestown Pennsylvania

Patton's Fort

Nearby stood Patton's Fort, a station of the Paxton Rangers, who defended the gaps and farmsteads along the Blue Mountains from the Susquehanna River to Swatara Creek, near Indiantown, against Indian raids from 1756 to 1763.

By: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

We tried doing some research on this one online and weren't finding a whole lot on it. I think this one will require a trip to the library or down to the Historical Society of Dauphin County to learn more about. I'm assuming that Indiantown is now called Linglestown, although I've never heard of Linglestown being referred to by that name. We will update this post once we've done some research on it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How To Take Your First International Trip

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

This quote by the late American poet, Maya Angelou, speaks to the heart of travel – unlocking a world of possibilities. As today’s technologies continue to advance, visually connecting the global community in dramatic new ways, many people have been inspired to broaden their travel horizons.

If you’re planning your first international trip, there a number of things to take into consideration, such as the best day to book a flight, finding eateries that suit your dietary needs, surviving jet lag, and even choosing the right shoes for your intended destination.

As daunting as this list may seem at first, these checklist items can actually become fun and exciting parts of the planning journey. Once complete, you may feel as savvy as the seasoned traveler seated next to you!
How To Take Your First International Trip
To learn more about some of the most beautiful and captivating countries on the planet like Cuba, Portugal, Croatia, New Zealand or Sweden, go directly to their tourism bureau websites or promotion videos on YouTube. Each offers their own unique flavor and flair of some of their most iconic cities, hidden gems, gastronomic adventures and more.

Travel experts like Peter Greenberg and Carol Margolis of SmartWomenTravelers have garnered throngs of loyal fans all over the world for their wealth of international travel experience, high-quality travel content and personal insider tips.

Cost is usually one of the most important considerations for any traveler. However, there are a myriad of ways you can save money—before and during your trip.
How To Take Your First International Trip

Before packing your passport, stash away some cash by getting rid of that gym membership you never use, eat out a little less often, or have a garage sale (it will help you clean out the garage too!).

While on the road, stretch your buck further by dining where the locals dine—not at the most popular tourist spots—using any hotel travel points you may have earned for business, and getting around via public transportation in lieu of paying high taxi fees.

When it comes to making purchases while traveling abroad, according to U.S. News & World Report, not all credit cards are created equal, many carrying foreign transaction fees. To help navigate these surcharges, they have published a guide aimed at improving financial literacy among travelers.
How To Take Your First International Trip

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Diversity and inclusion are worth celebrating, and international travel offers rich and meaningful opportunities to learn about different people and lifestyles. Travel make us stronger, opens our eyes and hearts to the global community, and helps us change the world.

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