Author: Yvette Griffith

Yvette Griffith is a New Jersey-based Freelance Travel Writer who loves all things travel! She takes advantage of every opportunity to get away, often with her young daughter, as they explore their state as well as the world around them. From Southern Cali, to cruises to the Caribbean, to local adventures, Yvette is always ready for her next adventure.
17 Best Cities in New Jersey in 2023 (By a Local)

17 Best Cities in New Jersey in 2023 (By a Local)

There is an incredible array of cities in New Jersey. In fact, the state is home to 565 municipalities, each unique in its own way. Several of these municipalities are cities, while others are city-like townships.   Having lived in the Garden State for over 30 years, I’m going to introduce you to some of the…

33 Fun & Interesting Facts About New Jersey (By a Local)

33 Fun & Interesting Facts About New Jersey (By a Local)

Whether you’re a state local or planning a trip, knowing some interesting facts about New Jersey will make your time here so much brighter. I mean, beautiful New Jersey is more than just a pretty face, it’s interesting too. As a long-time resident of the Garden State, I’m here to present some great fun facts…

21 Best Weekend Getaways in New Jersey (By a Local)

21 Best Weekend Getaways in New Jersey (By a Local)

Weekend getaways in New Jersey are beyond plentiful. From beautiful beach towns to picturesque mountain spots, the Garden State has a perfect getaway for everyone. As a New Jersey local, I know the best spots that are home to awesome things to do in New Jersey. Whether you’re traveling with the kids or with that…

Is Atlantic City Safe for Travel? (In 2023)

Is Atlantic City Safe for Travel? (In 2023)

Atlantic City, New Jersey is a popular summer destination, but you may be wondering; is Atlantic City safe for travel? I’ve lived in and loved the Garden State for many years, and can tell you that Atlantic City is generally safe to travel to. As with all locales, there are some precautions you should take…

New Jersey Foods (A Local’s Guide to 16 Best NJ Dishes)

New Jersey Foods (A Local’s Guide to 16 Best NJ Dishes)

The Garden State is home to many delicious and interesting dishes. Of course, we can’t totally generalize though, as some New Jersey foods are more popular in some regions of the state than others. As your resident New Jersey foodie, I’ve been eating the quintessential New Jersey foods my whole life and know exactly where…

The Best Time to Visit Atlantic City (in 2023)

The Best Time to Visit Atlantic City (in 2023)

The best time to visit Atlantic City is from May-early September, during the Spring and Summer. The weather is warm and sunny which is perfect for all activities, especially the famous Boardwalk and beach. Deciding when to visit Atlantic City depends on what you’d like to see and do when you get there. New Jersey…

The Best Time to Visit New Jersey in 2023 (A Local’s Guide)

The Best Time to Visit New Jersey in 2023 (A Local’s Guide)

The best time to visit New Jersey is between May and September. Spring provides optimal weather conditions for outings, and summer is ideal for the beach season.  I’ve lived in New Jersey all my life and have experienced every season in most regions of the Garden State. I’m here to help you pick the best…

18 Best Things to Do in Newark, NJ in 2023 (By a Local!)

18 Best Things to Do in Newark, NJ in 2023 (By a Local!)

If you’re looking for awesome things to do in Newark, New Jersey, then you’ve come to the right place! Newark, known as “Brick City” among residents, is a bustling city that has some great activities and attractions you don’t want to miss. Newark is just a 30-minute drive or train ride from Manhattan and Jersey…

25 Best Things to Do in Atlantic City (in 2023)

25 Best Things to Do in Atlantic City (in 2023)

Home to upscale restaurants, luxurious accommodations, live entertainment, and great shopping, there are lots of fun things to do in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Much like Las Vegas, its west coast counterpart, the first thing people think of when it comes to Atlantic City is casinos, but Atlantic City is far more than slot machines…