All posts by Maryrose Mullen

Maryrose Mullen knows a thing or two about trains: namely, that she likes to ride them. She has utilized the locomotive to see exotic lands, such as Washington D.C., Connecticut, and other parts of New Jersey. Though her love of the rail knows no bounds, she's taken to the air on a number of occasions, visiting Washington, California, Scotland, and England. She graduated with a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute, and her work has appeared in The Coast Star, The Ocean Star, and several news publications throughout New Jersey.
Weird Festivals Around the World

Spring and summer seem to be festival seasons, and this time of the year, there’s plenty to celebrate. Warm weather, blossoming flowers, the ability to carry your wife long distances – wait, what? Across the globe, there are tons of strange and spectacular festivals commemorating everything from macaque monkeys... Read More

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Help Wanted: Must Love Rocks. Stonehenge, England’s famous mystical monument, is currently seeking a new general manager. The role was recently created by English Heritage, an organization that oversees over 420 historical assets of the British Crown – including Stonehenge. English Heritage’s Historical Properties Director Tim Reeve said the opportunity... Read More

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Airport Delays

Air news lately has been a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, travelers fearing for their safety on board were relieved the TSA postponed the policy allowing knives on airplanes. On the other, staff reductions and flight delays means travelers will feel that relief – from... Read More

Most Beautiful Libraries

In college I worked as a clerk at my school’s library, and there are few things I love more than being tucked away in a cool, nearly silent corner of the stacks. As this is National Library Week, which has celebrated the contributions of libraries and its workers since... Read More

Weirdest Hotels

Plenty of people plan trips around fascinating, inspiring, or just plain weird sites. But what if the enthralling attraction is your hotel itself? While almost every hotel adheres to themes like “simplicity” or “elegance,” there are many hotels that incorporate bizarre and beautiful elements into their designs, making guests’... Read More

Cicada Season

The temperatures are finally rising, and many are daydreaming of sundresses, ice cream cones, and beach escapes. But this year, the east coast will be invaded by a different kind of tourist; cicadas. For some, the gentle whirr of the insects is standard to any summer evening soundtrack. This... Read More

New York City Bike Share This May

New York City cycle enthusiasts, the wait is finally over. After numerous delays, the Big Apple’s bike share program is slated for launch just in time for summer. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates they have about 10 docking stations (sans bikes) currently on the ground, with plans... Read More

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Pella Tulip Time

After a long, bitterly cold winter, we’re beginning to see the first signs of spring. Flowers of all types are in bloom, and in many places throughout the country, that blossoming is celebrated with festivals featuring music, food, fun and games, and naturally, flowers. We’ve picked five of our... Read More

Cherry Blossoms

The saying goes “April showers bring May flowers,” but in Washington, D.C., it’s April that’s blossoming. Spring has sprung in our nation’s capital, and as warm weather and sunshine returns to the region, so too do the city’s famous cherry blossoms. ... Read More

Ways to Have Fun While Sick on Vacation

Oh, how I love New York in the spring! Well, maybe not so much this year: Like many areas in the U.S. and beyond, New York’s been hit by some extended cold weather, with a handful of luke-warm days thrown into the mix. The erratic weather has left me... Read More

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National Fragrance Day

Happy National Fragrance Day! Since many perfumes draw inspiration from places around the world, we thought there was no better way to celebrate than finding fragrances that best evoked their respective locations. Want to smell like a spring day? Maybe you’re more interested in evoking the romance of Paris... Read More

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They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This year, March has come in like a lion and gone out like some kind of lion-velociraptor hybrid. With a bunch of late-season storms walloping parts of the U.S. and others shivering through an extended... Read More

Being a kid can be rough, but being the adults traveling with tykes can be difficult as well. Coordinating activities for youngsters of varying ages is a challenge (little Tommy wants to visit the petting zoo, while teen Tammy would rather go shopping), as is attempting to stay on... Read More

College basketball fans are in a frenzy as March Madness returns to dominate the nation’s attention until early April. Sixty-eight teams will square off in the annual tournament to determine the best of the best. While there are plenty of college campuses bustling with activities, you don’t have to... Read More

Road Trip Guide

Last year, I drove 10 hours from New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina to visit a friend, and will be making the same trek this April. With spring around the corner and gas prices expected to drop over the next year, road trip season is upon us. But cross-country... Read More