When one thinks of South Florida, what usually comes to mind is sunshine, beaches, orange groves, spring training, and the overpriced theme parks just a hop, slip and a jump up in Orlando. But take it from one of many jaded New Yorkers who have moved here over the last few decades – there’s more to having fun in the...
Full disclosure, my two favorite subjects are NJ Transit and the MTA.  Recently, most of the attention has been on the crumbling infrastructure and filthy subway stations, but across the Hudson a new problem is arising.   We are in the midst of a NJ Transit Engineer protest.  The engineers allege that NJ Transit has violated their collective bargaining agreement. ...
Ultimate Disco Cruise
For over 40 years Bob Pantano has been igniting enthusiasm for dance as host of the nation’s groundbreaking and sustaining radio show promoting dance party fever. Pantano is producing his “Saturday Night Dance Party” excitement on the high seas as music host for the second Ultimate Disco Cruise set to sail aboard the Celebrity Infinity February 2020. Pantano began his love of...
FLEMINGTON, N.J. – May 18, 2021 – Did you know you can experience goat yoga, learn about cheese making, and sample award-winning local wine all in the same region of Central New Jersey? The “579 Trail,” a historic agricultural corridor running through Hunterdon County, N.J., begins its peak season for visitors this month as Jersey harvests begin to yield...
Cape Town, South Africa (7,805 miles from the GWB) Upon my arrival at the airport I happened to notice the vibrancy of the city and how it was mostly composed of tourists and even foreign migrant workers. This gives Cape Town a special edge and touch of different backgrounds. Well known as the "Mother City" it is definitely the place to...
In the ever-evolving turf war between cars and pedestrians, we have a new fiasco.  Starting Friday, the city will be creating a “pedestrian zone” around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.  With the growing holiday tourism in the city, this seems like a natural progression for the area. Bryant Park is Bringing Back ‘Ice Bumper Cars’ in FrostFest These New...
Ultimate Disco Cruise
So much activity began the moment one checked in to board the 2020 Ultimate Disco Cruise ship. By the stroke of midnight on the initial night, one feels as if they have been already awarded with a week’s worth of cruise joy – even before the most fun has started. Key West and Ultimate Disco Cruise Fun The first night of...
France Joli
France Joli joined the 2020 Ultimate Disco Cruise lineup singing out her disco gems to adoring fans. Disco would not be the same without the talented Joli - most well known for her famed single, “Come to Me.” The thriving songstress continues to reinvent herself and release new songs winning over an entirely new generation of fans. On July 7,...
It’s summer season! The sun is brighter, the days are longer, the kids are out of school, and you’re longing for a vacation. You’ve been virtually following your friends’ around and it seems that everyone around you is off to some exotic location. To be honest, I’m guilty of the occasional travel post myself, but do you ever wonder,...
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The Bryant Park Winter Village is an iconic, European-Inspired spot to spend the holidays for both locals and tourists.  With a wide assortment of vendors and decorations, everything is Instagram worthy.  Visitors from Thanksgiving to New Years can expect long lines, huge crowds and pricey food.  For you outta-towners, Bryant Park is located in Manhattans' Fashion District near Times...
This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show had a new date (June 5-13), look, and location. For the first time in its almost 200 year history, it was moved outdoors to FDR Park. The theme for 2021 was “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece” exploring the beauty of life through nature’s kaleidoscopic lens. PHS Flower Show I wondered how the experience would change now that it...
The Trammps Featuring Earl Young
The Trammps, formed in Philadelphia with the great Earl Young, became well-known for their top-selling disco hits that had folks dancing the night away under the glow of mirrored balls. Fans now have the chance to get up close and personal dancing along with The Trammps featuring Earl Young aboard the second Ultimate Disco Cruise ready to set sail...
Ultimate Disco Cruise
The 2020 Ultimate Disco Cruise proved spending nights and days dancing and schmoozing away on the high seas is truly a dream come true. Once boarded in Miami, guests mingle with the Disco greats as everyone gets to know the beautiful ship. Nostalgia takes over for five nights of living one’s own “Dance Fever” fantasies - actually-dancing away with...
Biaggi Lift Off
Biaggi has made new strides in innovative luggage once again with their Lift Off! Expandable Luggage. From the “Shark Tank” winning company known worldwide for their foldable, easy-to-store Zipsac, comes the Lift Off! in two sizes – one that goes from personal under-seat bag to carryon, and a larger one that expands from a carryon to a check-in. The Lift...
A new study by USZC has compiled a list of the longest commutes by zip code for each state.  As expected for New York, all the zips are in New York City while New Jersey is a greater mix of various parts of the state. NEW YORK #      ZIP           LOCATION           ...
Biaggi
Biaggi ZipSak inventor, Stephen Hersh, has certainly made his mark beyond his original “Shark Tank” appearance in 2014 - wowing shark Lori Greiner with his foldable luggage. The now international entrepreneur, public speaker and CEO of Biaggi continues to expand and evolve his brand of innovative travel bags, with award-winning patents. Backstory Leading to ‘Shark Tank’ Hersh seemed fated to follow...