Lion Country Safari Florida 5 Stars

Lion Country Safari Our 5 Star Pick Updated Dec. 23, 2016 – Originally published January 2015 Over the years I have visited many theme and amusement parks including those that feature a safari like experience. The one that I love to visit when ever I spend time with my son’s family in Florida is the Lion Country Safari. In December …

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Harmony of the Seas – U.S. Inaugural Cruise

The Harmony of the Seas Overview As many of my readers know, I have been fortunate to cruise on and write about, a number of Royal Caribbean International ships.  Over the years I have covered their Freedom Class ships including the Navigator of the Seas and the Freedom of the Seas.  More recently we were invited to cover the U.S. …

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Aberdeen Celebrates Fall + 9/11 Dedication

September 10, 2016 – Aberdeen Day Once again Aberdeen Day goes way beyond any of the other town days because of the hard work of Mayor Fred Tagliarini and the township committee. Aberdeen is a progressive town and they know how to promote their events.  Anyone driving around the area must have seen the huge banners announcing Aberdeen Day.  They …

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Thousands Attend Coney Island’s 34th Annual Mermaid Parade

Photos, Video by Len Rapoport A 34 Year Tradition That tradition was brought back to life 34 years ago and the Mermaid Parade was born. So it was with great delight and anticipation that I was going to cover the parade again this year. Our correspondents couldn’t make it but my wife and I decided we would do it alone. …

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Sesame Place – Summer Fun For The Entire Family

Watch Our Video Now We Love Theme Parks Iusually don’t have an opportunity to visit a theme park unless I am traveling to Florida where there are so many. In New Jersey I have visited Great Adventure and of course our local theme park Keansburg Amusement Park. A theme park is defined as a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and …

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Ocean Grove Flea Welcomes Thousands

Twice a year the Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts a fantastic Flea Market.  One is the Saturday after Labor Day the other is the Saturday after Memorial Day.  We attend both each year not because we are the bargain shoppers we used to be years ago when we were younger and all the children lived with us.  Today in …

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2016 Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair

It was the last day of April and a beautiful day to join thousands of dog lovers at the Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair.  My wife and I and our little boy Georgie once again joined all dog lovers at this yearly Spring event dedicated to the loving, loyal and beautiful members of our families…our dogs.  Held …

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NYC Easter Parade 2016 – Way Over The Top

For the past two years we have covered the Easter Parade, aka the Easter Bonnet Parade in New York City. We love this parade now because it herald’s the coming of Spring, with the beautiful daffodils and tulips in bloom and the wonderful and welcome warm weather. Today we planned to cover the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue from 49th …

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NYC Turns Green At St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March. It marks the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.[1] The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. This years Grand Marshal was Senator George J. Mitchell of Maine who has had a remarkable career in public as well as …

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Keyport New Jersey’s 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the perfect day for a parade. Our neighboring town Keyport made the day green with their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our area boasts a large Irish and Italian population, so one would expect nothing less than a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We decided to cover the parade this year, our first …

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New York’s International Beauty Show Celebrates It’s 99th Anniversary

Photos and Article By: Len and Gladys Rapoport – Correspondent: Amy Bursor   The International Beauty Show (IBS) is of course the largest beauty show of its kind to hit New York and as we know by now are the leaders in education and the showcasing of new products for the beauty and professional industry. They co-host the show with …

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2015 – 30 Min Video in Full HD + Hi Res Photos

Covering This Assignment As my readers know I cover a number of parades in New York and decided I would take a shot at covering the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. I was concerned about the number of people there and with the recent terrorist attacks concerned for my safety. Both of these concerns were unfounded and it turned …

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Has Your Credit Card Number Been Stolen? Fight Back

Your Credit Card Number Can Be Stolen We hear so many stories and read so many articles on hackers getting into corporate databases and stealing everything from emails, social security numbers and of course credit card information. I am especially concerned with security being a publisher of online magazines and a consumer advocate that I take a number of steps …

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The Ultimate Guide To RCL’s Anthem of the Seas – Pre-Inaugural Cruise

Our History With Royal Caribbean Many of my readers know from my past articles, videos and photos that I love to cruise. RCL happens to be my favorite cruise line because I am not 18 years old and not over the hill either. Booze cruises and belly flop contests are not what I would call entertainment, although on earlier RCL …

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