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    Cape May Birding – Equipment Suggestions

    Whether you are now to birding or just want to grab a few new things, here are some common and uncommon items to put on your list! This is a companion to my Birding in Cape May post. Binoculars and more… Cameras and accessories Books and Journals I hope this have been some helpful suggestions to get you started on an adventure in Cape May birding! There is also a store at the Cape May Bird Observatory for more fun stuff! As always, if you are not already subscribed, do it now so you don’t miss out on future posts. There is so much I want to share about Cape…

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    Birding in Cape May

    I must be honest; this is a post I have started and stopped a few times. Birding in Cape May is a HUGE deal! I touched upon it in my Fall is Fun in Cape May post. However, I found covering it in a meaningful way daunting. So, I called in reinforcements and asked my friend Claire (an avid Cape May birder) to lend me a hand. She has a level of knowledge and expertise that is required to hit all the right points. When to Visit Cape May is known as one of the ultimate destinations for birding in North America. National Geographic considers Cape May to be one…

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    Bayshore Design Studio

    I started this blog because I love Cape May and I truly want to help people make wonderful memories here! It makes me so happy to share tips and tricks, exciting restaurants, bars, and activities—the list goes on. I also want to support other entrepreneurs who are building their businesses around or aligned with Cape May. Prior posts that I have written in support of these local small businesses include, Cut+Board (they’ve gotten so big), Pop & Clink and more. Recently my friend Laura Quinn’s new book (which is set in Cape May), Thicker than Water was features in one of my posts as well. I am always looking for…

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    Top Bachelorette Party Ideas!

    Cape May bachelorette parties are crazy popular! It really is an ideal destination with so much to do and see. Check out my Planning a Cape May Bachelorette Party post for tons of great ideas! Now that you have the itinerary down, let’s talk about the details. How’re you going to decorate? How’re you going to coordinate? All the things… I’ve got you covered. Decorations These fun kits give you all the decor and more that you need to get the party started right! Make it easy and grab one! Many come in a variety of colors! Fun Food & Drink Take it to the next level with bride tribe…

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    Cape May Beach Reads

    I love grabbing a great book and heading to the beach to read with the ocean breezes blowing. What better to take then Cape May beach reads. I mean books that are written about or set in Cape May. There’re actually several—some have been around for a while, and one is brand new. There are pieces of fiction, historical books and even quite a few ghost stories. Fiction The most recent work of fiction set in Cape May, is “Thicker Than Water” by my friend Laura Quinn. It is the first in a series of three. This historically accurate book begins in 1916 during World War I and tells the…

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    Planning a Cape May Vacation

    Planning a Cape May vacation can be so much fun! I‘m a planner by nature—always have been. Apparently, I passed the genes on to my daughter because she’s a planner too!  I think things flow more smoothly and there is far less stress. I realize that not everyone is a planner—which is why I love to help others plan. If you need help, check out my Cape May Vacation Planner. Cape May is the type of place that almost demands a certain level of planning. Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, restaurants, events, and activities book up far in advance during the busy season. When to visit… Of course, the most popular…

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    30 Awesome Beach Essentials-Cape May

    A great beach vacation demands awesome beach essentials! From chairs to umbrellas to coolers – I’ve got you covered! Here are some fabulous ideas for your next Cape May beach trip. Have you seen my Cape May Beaches post? Check it out first so you have all the details before heading on the trip. Haven’t booked your trip yet? No worries – I’ve got you with my Book Your Cape May Trip Now link. Beach Chairs Comfort and durability are important. These top rated beach chairs offer both. Many come in a variety of colors and have great options like pillows, cup holders and more! Umbrellas Staying cool and covered…

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    Cape May Beaches

    This is probably a post that writes itself. The Beaches of Cape May have been getting accolades for years and it’s no wonder—they are truly spectacular! Everyone seems to have their favorite beach and can be quite passionate about it. We are partial to Grant Street beach, as it has been our go to beach for well over 20 years. Here is a bit of a run down of beaches from top to bottom in the city and beyond. Also check out my Beach Essentials post so you have everything you need before you go! Cape May City In the City of Cape May, there is only one home directly…

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    Running in Cape May

    Guest post courtesy of my husband, Gerard (I am so not a runner!) When I’m not mixing cocktails or eating oysters, I love to run. In addition to the health benefits, I find it to be very Zen, and what could be more Zen than running along Cape May’s beachfront? Or running through shaded streets admiring the beautiful Victorian homes, or behind the dunes in Cape May Meadows?! There is a course for all runners (or walkers). A few of my favorite beach runs The Promenade The Promenade is one of the most popular places to run or walk in Cape May. It is about one and a half miles…

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    Shopping in Cape May

    I honestly don’t know why it has taken me so long to write a post about shopping in Cape May. It was kind of a duh moment on my part. The topic is sprinkled into several of my earlier posts like Proposing in Cape May or What is Cape May Known For? However, I have not dedicated an entire post to it—so here goes. Where do I start? Frankly, I would bet that any trip to Cape May, no matter how short, likely has at least a little shopping in the mix! It could be a cute t-shirt as a gift or for yourself. Or it could be an entire…