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Volume 5-4
July / August 2009

Its a shore thing!

What's not to love about the Jersey shore! Stroll the boards, savor the seafood, watch the waves come rolling in as the sand gives way to your toes. So pack your bags and head for your favorite beaches. We dedicate this issue to everything coastal!

Come watch the Fireworks Extravaganza every Friday night (with the exception of July 3) at 10:30 PM in Wildwood. This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the nice weather and cool ocean breeze while watching this beautiful display of light and color.

Spend a day floating along the Delaware with Delaware River Tubing and enjoy a free BBQ halfway through this relaxing journey. These adventures run from July 1-July 14 in Frenchtown.

Have a blast at SummerFest 2009 in Millville on July 11. This summer festival includes live bands, food, activities, a kayak and canoe regatta, and Maurice River cruises, plus a cookoff hosted by the International Chili Society.

Stay outside and have some fun at the Festival of the Sea in Long Beach Township from August 4 to August 9, including six nights of rides, games, food, and constant entertainment in this town by the beach!

Check out the Maritime Heritage Festival in Tuckerton from August 3 to August 9. Explore everything the ocean has to offer including boat races and boat rides.

And when you make your plans for a trip in the Garden State, be sure to book your stay at one of our member inns!



"Post July 4th Special"—Spend a few nights in New Jersey after July 4 in order to receive this wonderful deal. Get 10% off for any 2 - or 3-night stay from July 5 through July 8. (Henry Sawyer Inn, Cape May)

Susan & Elan Zingman-Leith
Leith Hall Historic Seashore Inn

About 20 years ago Susan and Elan were on vacation in Florence, Italy, contemplating having to go back to work (which they really didn't want to do) and wondering what they could do to travel to Europe every year for a month at a time.

The answer came quickly, Elan recalls. "We could quit our jobs, sell our apartment in New York and go to Cape May," where they had been vacationing for the past 9 years. So they went back to New York, fixed up their apartment and put it on the market. "We were not people who thought for years, oh, we wish we had a B&B. We started looking here over a winter and bought in the spring."

For Susan and Elan dreams of traveling continue to come true. Last January they were in Morocco for a month and have since updated the "Turkish Suite" at Leith Hall Inn with a Moroccan bedspread and a new canopy for the bed. "It was very popular in the 1880s to have a Turkish 'corner'," says Susan, who loves to decorate the continually evolving rooms.

"It's a nice way to live," she adds. "We live by the ocean, which we always wanted to do, in a beautiful Victorian house, and still get to go away for a month."

Elan says that part of their decision to settle in Cape May is that it is a seasonal destination with very few guests at certain times of year. "We don’t give anything up," he explains, "we get to be some place we don't have to feel guilty or like we're giving up a lot of income (when we go on vacation)."  

Fun Fact: Susan tells people as they make their reservation that Elan can speak their language, which isn’t always the case. "I can get by when I travel," says Elan, "but when people call and speak in Yiddish or Italian, well, I just do my best!"


EAT INN: Taste the flavors of summer with Citrus Ricotta Pancakes and Mandarin Orange-Coconut Muffins.

Citrus Ricotta Pancakes from the Victoria House Bed and Breakfast, have the taste of wonderful moist pancakes with delectable fruity centers. (More) Link to recipe page

Combine the tropical flavors of the orange and coconut for this delectable breakfast or snack with the Mandarin Orange-Coconut Muffins from the Sand Castle Bed and Breakfast.

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