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Editor Bios Stephanie Sylva

Stephanie and her husband Jeff are retired Social Studies and English high school teachers who have been freelance travel writers for over 24 years. They live in Bergen County, New Jersey and had a monthly travel column with the North Jersey Newspapers for 15 years. In recent years they have had articles published with Gallagher’s Travels, JustSayGo, Family Travel Network, Family Travel Forum, The Parent Paper, Bergen County: The Magazine, The Asbury Park Press, Bergen County Kids Magazine and Family Destinations. Jeff and Stephanie love the outdoors and enjoy tennis, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing, and of course, traveling.

By Stephanie Sylva


Experience A “Slice” of Brooklyn

Why venture out to Brooklyn when there are so many sites to see in Manhattan?  Because Brooklyn, the most populous New York City borough with 2.5 million residents, has its own distinct culture with many ethnic enclaves living in… (more)

The Thrill of California’s Theme Parks

One of the biggest draws to Southern California (besides it’s year round phenomenal weather) has been the abundance of theme parks and attractions in the region. My husband and I had not been to Southern California in many years and… (more)

A Visit to Long Island’s North Fork

 Eastern Long Island’s best kept secret may not be hidden for much longer. The North Fork with its thriving wineries, burgeoning culinary scene, nostalgic farm stands and countryside landscape is becoming all the rage for many vacationers. In contrast… (more)

Seeking Silence, Solitude and Penitence in the City of Brotherly Love

  Silence. Solitude. Penitence. No, we weren’t visiting a monastery when my husband and I traveled to Philadelphia recently. Actually these words reflect the philosophy of one of the most significant correctional institutions in history – Eastern State Penitentiary, which… (more)