Travel Photo of the Day (April 10)

Sticking with the A-Z archive theme today, here is a photo of Ocean City, New Jersey.  Ocean City is known as a family friendly seaside resort and in 2005, the Travel Channel rated it as the Best Family Beach.  One of the reasons it is family friendly is that the sale of alcohol is banned in the city limits.  We went there last summer for a friend’s wedding.  The photo shows the view from our hotel window.  Unfortunately we didn’t have a view of the beach, but I enjoyed seeing the houses.   It looked like a cute town and you wouldn’t know that it is not that far from Atlantic City, which I’m guessing doesn’t win too many best family awards, but I could be wrong.  This week’s letter for Frizztext’s A-Z archive photo challenge is O.  Feel free to join the fun!

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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24 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (April 10)

  1. frizztext says:

    good to be the guest for a friend’s wedding …

  2. Actually AC is pretty family friendly according to my daughter. Her best friend’s parents go there all the time and frequently take the girls. While the parents are gambling the girls go to PG rated shows, get room service, and hit the beach.

    • TBM says:

      That is good to know. I remember when I was a kid and we would go to Vegas for soccer tournaments. This was before Vegas was redone and it was horrible for kids. The only thing for a kid to do was go to Circus Circus and none of us on the team really liked it. We would hang out in the rooms and watch movies. And we went every year. When I went back to Vegas years later I was amazed by the transformation and all the stuff for kids to do.

      And having a beach in AC is a big draw. I found the boardwalk a little depressing at night though.

  3. Novroz says:

    The houses look so clean…so different to how Indonesia looks like

  4. The Hook says:

    I love how you elevate the ordinary!

  5. Fergiemoto says:

    Another great entry and photo! I really like the bridge. It sort of reminds me of a bridge in Astoria, Oregon – but that one is a really long bridge.

  6. scrapydo says:

    Lovely clean and clear photo!

  7. megtraveling says:

    Nice picture! It’s always good to find out about new places to go in the summer…

  8. Jo Bryant says:

    My daughter would love those mini golf courses

  9. The bridge reminds me of one which goes out from or to Lisbon – we drove across it last year, great fun!

  10. Kate Kresse says:

    Ocean City is wonderful and so very family friendly. It is one of THE places to go at the Jersey shore if you want lots of activities (like boardwalk, rides, touristy shops, etc). If you want one that is more laid back and less touristy (no boardwalk but lots of beach) go one barrier island north to Long Beach Island (a.k.a. L.B.I.) But shhhh don’t tell anyone! It is less crowded and lovely. there are two restaurants in Ship Bottom (one of the towns when you come across the bridge)…have the best scallops in the world in my opinion: Ship Bottom Seafood is one, and The Wheelhouse is the other…
    Thanks for the shot of Ocean City…..I DO miss the Jersey Shore!

    • TBM says:

      Next time I’m out that way I’ll have to check out Long Beach Island. Sounds perfect and I’ll do my best not to tell anyone, but I can’t make any promises. And I’ll have to remember the restaurants.

  11. Madhu says:

    That bridge adds interest to the image!

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