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.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
As airlines start nickel and dime-ing their way into the world’s wallets, travelers have had to get crafty in order to get around newly enacted add-on fees, especially when it comes to in-flight meals. Since this luxury is no longer guaranteed on some flights, particularly on low-cost, long-haul vessels, and because airport food is notoriously overpriced, passengers pack their own food to bring on these long flights. But what types of food are allowed to pass through security and also last multiple hours on a plane in varying temperatures?
I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
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There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.