Author: Joanna Buffum

After living in Maine for four years while studying English and Anthropology at Bowdoin College, Joanna came back to her hometown to work at various positions at New Jersey Monthly for four years. She's now back in Maine, working on her first book.
Enjoy a "staycation" this summer without leaving the Garden State at one of these unique homes available on Airbnb.

Seen in: Home & Style, Just For the Web, Listicle

Despite the efforts of pro bono dentists, oral health is a struggle for low-income families and others in need throughout New Jersey.

Seen in: Health, Politics & Public Affairs, Science, Top Dentists

Navigating the challenges of finding a dentist for special needs patients in New Jersey.

Seen in: Politics & Public Affairs, Science, Top Dentists

It’s another ambitious season for theater down the Shore. See what's playing this summer.

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment

Finding a Shore destination amenable to dogs and their owners can be “ruff,” but these 16 sites let dogs have their day in the summer sun.

Seen in: Animals, Beaches, Jersey Shore, Jersey Travel

Tips for keeping your canine pal safe at the Shore and beyond.

Seen in: Animals

From a diner at a rural airport to a French chocolatorium, these lesser-known dining establishments are sure to delight.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

Whether it's music, sculpture or crafts you seek, these cultural touchstones will soothe your artistic soul.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Music

Find plenty of cool, obscure stuff at these lesser known shopping hideaways.

Seen in: Style & Shopping

These cascading wonders are worth the hike.

Seen in: Outdoors