While the LGBT community can be ultra welcoming, it can sometimes have a reputation for being, shall we say, "divisive" at times, sometimes making it a tad harder for the bears, the lesbians and the circuit queens to all play nicely within the same ultra colorful sandbox. The one place that has managed to bring them all together almost seamlessly is Asbury Park NJ.
This exquisite 18th-century French château is not located in a quaint village in the Loire Valley. In fact, it's nowhere near Europe at all, but in Long Branch, on the Jersey Shore. The oceanfront home, known as Belle Mer, is a complete re-creation, with all of its material imported from France.
Chill out, dude, you might be thinking. It's just slang, or whatever. But the words we use to describe women carry weight
This story is dedicated to Gilligan, (July 4, 2001 - December 29, 2015) our beloved family member, travel companion, and friend who taught us how ca...
Walk in to any of these B&B's, Inns and Hotels from Vermont to Virginia (yes, admittedly not in the "Northeast" but I include it here) and you'll be astounded by the attention to detail and luxury appointments within.
Heroin has taken so much from me over the years. Time I can never get back. People I will never see again. Memories I never had a chance to make. And the craziest part of all of this? I never touched the stuff myself.
She's come a long way from the Seaside Heights boardwalk. Nicole Polizzi has let "Snookie" take a backseat, and now with the release of her fifth bo...
But what was supposed to be a discussion titled "Road to the Election: A Campaign Preview" ultimately morphed into a conversation about the one -- and the certainly only -- Donald Trump.
His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.
My niece, Sophie, spent last week "down the shore" as they say in New Jersey. Her friend has a beach house, and they invited her to visit. Lucky! See...
Spoiler Alert: Dad really did know best. With Father's Day approaching, I have tried to pinpoint the most important things my father ever taught me.
It was the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and I was driving to the beach. As I neared the bridge, my eyes unconsciously ticked down to the time. As I closed in on my destination, I always checked the clock because the bridge opened every half hour for boats to pass and no one ever wanted to "catch" the bridge.
What can seem unfortunate at first may turn out to be an unforeseen blessing. Losing everything I had in that house forced me to question how much I really need to be happy.
A variety of ingredients, all stirred-up with the beach as the backdrop and intoxicating -- that was the music scene in New Jersey this past summer, almost over but maybe a few more warm breezes of sound before the end of the year.
I spent my first 20 years in New York City pretending that I was from some mysterious place south of Manhattan. Someplace, anyplace more exotic than N...
I climb the stairs and unlock the deadbolts. There is sunlight glinting off what appear to be diamonds on the floor, hundreds of them. I soon realize they're just bits of glass. Some asshole shot out my window again last night.