Author: Lauren Bowers

Lauren Bowers is a Research Assistant at New Jersey Monthly. In May 2014, she graduated from Marist College with a degree in Communications. Lauren is a Jersey-bred homebody with a wanderer's soul and she recently backpacked Europe solo. She's normally reading a handful of books at a time and refuses to go a day without coffee.

View From the Top

October 10, 2016

Racing against time to complete New Jersey's Lighthouse Challenge.

Seen in: Getaways, Jersey Shore

Simple tips to make the most of your vacation. (You can thank us later.)

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Chatham natives create an innovative line of shades with Parkman Sunglasses.

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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

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

Seen in: Eat & Drink

We’ve traveled the Shore stem to stern and found 12 fun spots where you can sip a summery drink within sight of the splashing surf.

Seen in: Beaches, Beverages, Eat & Drink, Jersey Shore

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

Seen in: Jersey Living, Music

Wood Stack Pizza Kitchen in Pine Brook is well-named. It bakes its Neapolitan pizzas in a wood-burning oven and offers many other Italian specialties to go with them.

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Coney Island Pizza

March 17, 2016

Never mind Coney Island Pizza is in Morris County. Its pizzas, baked in a wood-burning oven, come in classic and contemporary varieties and are terrific.

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