The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority just became even more connected with its visitors.

Early last week, the CVB launched a free mobile app for the area.

The one-touch easy access app provides information on entertainment, places to stay, restaurants, shops and feature an events calendar. Even more fun is the Wildwoods Earth Cam (a 24-hour webcam), a 10-day weather forecast, ocean tides, ocean temperatures, contest information and the destination’s comprehensive vacation planner and guide.

Those with the app also can opt in for exclusive offers and notifications regardin exciting upcoming events occurring in the area. Excitingly, users can share their experiences via all social media platforms.

Developed locally by Wild Island Graphics of Wildwood, the app is available on the App Store and Google Play. Simply search “WildwoodsNJ” to download.

 “At the touch of a button, you can instantly find everything you need to know about the Wildwoods,” says John Siciliano, executive director, GWTIDA. “Whether you’re planning a vacation or already here enjoying our destination, this app is a great way to navigate and locate all the fun and attractions our five-mile island has to offer.” 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

This fall, chef Jorge Guzman will open a new restaurant, Petite León, in the former Blackbird Cafe space in South Minneapolis. The restaurant will serve dishes with Mexican, Spanish, French, and American influences, that aim to be approachable, creative and delicious.