Spanning more than 1 million acres and seven counties in New Jersey, the heavily forested Pine Barrens once thrived during the Colonial period but has since been desolate. Ghost towns of abandoned sawmills and paper mills were left behind, along with abandoned residences and the rumored Jersey Devil.
New Jersey is a state known for no left-hand turns, aggressive driving and the Jersey Devil, among other spooky, haunted places. This place is so strange a book called Weird New Jersey can be found in almost every gift shop in the Garden State. Here are a couple of places you can visit for a creepy thrill.
Gravity Hill in Hopewell
Located at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Valley Road in Hopewell, a strange force pulls your car up the hill while in neutral. Scientists are unsure how this phenomenon occurs, but people have come up with urban legends about a farmer searching for his deceased wife making this an eerie spot to visit especially at night. This mysterious location may be hard to find for people who have never been there before as there are no signs indicating where it is.
The Hindenburg Hanger in Lakehurst
A tragic event occurred May 6, 1937, that ended as a fiery, chaotic disaster. The Hindenburg was a German airship that was the largest dirigible built at the time. It was carrying 97 passengers when it violently exploded. No one is sure how it happened, but there were 36 fatalities overall. The hanger, located on the Lakehurst Naval Base, is said to be haunted as they used the facility as a morgue for the victims following the explosion. People who have been in the building have reported feeling cold breezes and hearing footsteps up in the rafters.
Traveling to exotic locales often means contending with unusual weather. Americans tend to enjoy a fairly moderate climate, which means your body doesn’t always adapt when you head to places like Africa or South America. So, how do you keep yourself from sweating and stinking up a new city? Try these tips.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
I arrived in Dallas on a cloudy afternoon and, luckily, traffic was light as I drove my rental car into the city in just less than 30 minutes. The Hotel Joule was built in the 1920s in the Neo-Gothic style and is a city landmark in the heart of the business district.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (or “Old City”) is often packed with tourists who wander up and down Las Ramblas spending way too many euros on overpriced paella and sangria. But the border neighborhood of El Raval is just a few steps from the bustle, but worlds away from the exorbitant prices.