New Jersey

By David McKay Wilson When we hit Exit 0 on the Garden State Parkway in August, it will mark the 15th year we’ve return to Cape May, that seaside community at the state’s southern tip that caters to families, provides top-notch vacation homes for rent near the sprawling beach, and

By Joan Rattner Heilman Cape May on the New Jersey coast is my kind of place—leafy streets lined with Victorian houses painted in inspired hues and lushly decorated with gingerbread trim, long stretches of open beach,spectacular sunsets, affordable accommodations, a walkable downtown, restaurants good enough for repeat visits, and birds,

By David McKay Wilson On our last morning in Cape May, I awoke to the smell of bacon wafting from the kitchen of our seven-bedroom vacation home, a block from the Atlantic Ocean.  Our family had gathered for our annual vacation at the New Jersey shore, and as we prepared

The Chelsea Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ. By Shari Hartford         The Boardwalk in Atlantic City is not exactly a winter wonderland. On a good day it's peppered with hearty folks out for some sea air intermingling with street-wise locals looking to make a few bucks. But when the winds