4 Reasons To Visit Cape May, NJ

4 Reasons To Visit Cape May, NJ

All you need to hear about visiting the best Jersey Shore!

To those who don't dwell in New Jersey, it can be assumed there are many clichés associated with the infamous "Jersey shore." The Jersey Shore can stereotypically be perceived as "trashy" or "sleazy," even dirty, to those who aren't accustomed to the culture (especially if you're judging us based on the train-wreck of a show, Jersey Shore). Though, as a Jersey native I can both confirm and dismantle these flawed ideologies. While some places that make up the "Jersey shore" aren't exactly the most pristine bearings, I can testify that Cape May reigns supreme to other beach side residencies in both NJ and the country!

Nearly every summer since birth, my family and I have spent our summer vacations in Cape May. I cannot simply put into words my love for this town and how much I cherish coming here on a yearly basis. Regardless of how often I visit Cape May, my love for it is ever-growing.

I have provided four reasons below as to why you and your families should give Cape May a go for your next summertime vacation:

1. The Beach

This is an obvious reason for venturing any beach town, however, opposed to Seaside Heights or Long Branch, Cape May's beach is very tranquil and clean. The beach here is never too crowded, and I rarely find myself annoyed at any noisy beach "neighbors" hindering me from a nice nap. Although, I'm personally not a huge fan of the beach, Cape May's serene atmosphere provides me with a relaxing and enjoyable beach day that I cannot seem to find at any other NJ beach.

2. The Food

Food is another given. Fundamentally, almost any Jersey beach town provides beach-goers with delicious foods, and that doesn't change in Cape May. Forget greasy boardwalk pizza, Cape May has a profound variety in foods ranging from Italian to Greek. There's something to fulfill anyone's vicious appetite. One place I love in particular is called Key West Tacos, this shack-sized restaurant makes their food fresh every single day and put an interesting twist on Mexican food. To secure your chances of eating these mouth-watering tacos, you better get there fast or there's a chance they'll run out of food! And since we're still discussing food, don't get me started on the ice cream. A week in Cape May is far too short of a time period to get your daily fix of each enticing ice cream place in this town.

3. The Houses

Rather than the more modernized beach houses and apartments that inhibit other NJ beach municipalities, Cape May is known for more rustic, Victorian styled houses. These vintage, colorful and aesthetically pleasing homes flood each street and make walking around all the more pleasurable. Not one house is the same and some of the architecture can truly take your breath way. It's almost too improbable to believe that people live in these enchanting houses. One of my major aspirations in life is to purchase my very own Victorian beach house in Cape May.

4. Night Life

If you're not one that admires large weekend crowds on the boardwalk or hectic lines to get into clubs, then Cape May is the perfect destination spot for you. There's still a lot of fun things to do to, while avoiding any sorts of chaos. Cape May has an assortment of mini golf courses, which is a great family friendly activity. Accompanying mini golf, there are tons of eclectic stores where people of all ages can shop. The Washington Street shopping mall is any Cape May goers favorite place to eat, shop, and hang out. It's a very fun place to wind down after a long day. There are people playing guitar on benches and it's an amazing center for dog lovers, too since people are walking their dogs every which way. Ultimately, Cape May has a lot to offer in terms of night life that prohibit any chances of nuisances that may dim your good vibes.

I would like to state that I have absolutely nothing against any other NJ beach town. As a NJ citizen, I have a place in my heart for each "Jersey Shore" out there, however, the one that clicks with me the most is Cape May. Hopefully after reading this article you'll consider checking out this illustrious vacation spot the next time you go away! I promise that you will produce memories that will last a lifetime and understand why I treasure this town so much.

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Lil Yachty's 'Lil Boat 2' May Not Be Enough To Keep Him Afloat

Here's what you need to know about "Lil Boat 2."

On March 9, Lil Yachty dropped his newest album, “Lil Boat 2.” The album consists of 17 songs, most of which were probably better off not being on the album and seriously failed to impress me, despite its early success on iTunes.

In all of the reviews I have ever written, I normally organize it song-by-song, giving feedback to each track. This time, however, I think I can save all of us time on this article by just being completely honest about Lil Yachty’s “Lil Boat 2.”

Most of the songs from 1-10 on the tracklist are NOT worth listening to.

Other than those three, every other song from the top ten songs on the tracklist were absolute garbage.

The beats to the songs weren’t that bad but, overall, it just sounded like Lil Yachty and his features were WAY too high to be in the studio.

Yachty’s flows, bars and rhyme schemes were ALL weak throughout the entire album, and if it weren’t for the final six songs on “Lil Boat 2,” this review would be nothing but bashing Lil Yachty.

From the 12th track on the album, "MICKEY" (ft. Offset, Lil Baby) the album runs through much more smoothly, regardless of how basic those last couple of songs are.

I imagine Lil Yachty’s fanbase consists mostly of teenagers who eat Tide for Internet views and anybody who knows nothing about what a real rapper is.

Seriously. I cannot stress how elementary this album is. If you’re looking for new rap music to listen to, check out Tory Lanez’s album, “MEMORIES DON’T DIE,” or Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino II.”

Both of those albums are so much better than “Lil Boat 2” that they make Yachty look like an amateur — which he is.

Final Score: 5.8/10
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Did Draco Malfoy Ever Get The Clout He Deserved?

Yes, he was literally the worst for a majority of the series. But does this one moment make up for it all?

The new trailer for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series just dropped and I have a LOT of feelings. Mainly:

With the release of this new trailer, the only natural thing to do is to binge watch the "Harry Potter" series. Now, if you don’t know about "Harry Potter" series, I’m going to assume that you were born literally minutes ago. For those of you who do know what I’m talking about, let’s chat.

Throughout the series, we see some pretty rotten witches, wizards and muggles. The worst being Bellatrix LeStrange, in my opinion.

*Side note: Voldemort killed meticulously and with his own “reasoning” that supported his actions. Bellatrix killed for sport. No reason was necessary to support her choices. Regardless of who I thought was worse, it doesn’t change the fact that they were both 100% assholes.*

Throughout the movie, and even more so throughout the book, we are able to see slight character arcs for a majority of these lesser-evil villains, such as Petunia Dursley, Narcissa Malloy, Snape, and Draco Malfoy.

After Snape, Draco had one of the biggest character arcs in the series. He saved Harry and, ultimately, through his actions, gave Harry one last chance to defeat Voldemort. How? Well, Pottermore explains it best, but to put it simply, he refused to give Harry, Ron, and Hermione up to Bellatrix and the Snatchers.

This moment is so pivotal and apparent in the books, yet on screen, while it’s still a huge moment, it still gets downplayed. The weight of the moment isn’t truly felt and could be taken as more of a mistake on Malfoy’s part. That moment, if not understood correctly, could change many viewers' opinions about Draco's transformation from elitist, bigot, selfish snob to a (slightly) unknowingly ignorant, scared, defeated teen.

Damnit, J.K. Rowling, you’ve done it again. Even after all these years, somehow I still always seem to find something new.

Now let’s talk about how the new movie will allow the Ministry to apparate onto Hogwarts?!

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