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Working on the Water

Being a teacher in Ocean City, NJ definitely has its perks. I get to teach in the only school in the entire US that is located right on the beach. Not only that but when summers come along there are a multitude of jobs on the island available to earn a little extra cash. I used to work at a garden store since I was a teenager and had a bunch of other miscellaneous summer jobs through out the years. It wasn’t until last year when a friend introduced me to working on the water or as you know I was a big surfer and have seen paddle boards out in the water but never tried it but figured it could be a lot of fun. When I did my first lesson out on the water I fell in love immediately and I knew I found my summer job for the foreseeable future. I don’t even consider my job work. I get to do what people pay to do everyday for free! Not many people can say that about their job. My favorite part of the job is getting to meet so many incredible people. If I am giving a lesson or giving a tour you get to meet people from …

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The Top Ten Places You Must Eat in Ocean City, NJ

Shore food is hands down the best food. Whether it be a cheesy slice of pizza on the boardwalk, breakfast sandwich in the morning or a delicious ice cream cone with jimmies. I truly believe Ocean City is the best of the best when it comes to food variety and choices. I originally was going to make a top 10 countdown and rate my favorite food places but that became a very challenging task. How do I say a taco is better than a donut or a gyro is better than a hoagie or sub? Now you understand my dilemma. So these are the top ten places that I feel you must eat at before you leave Ocean City. Keep in mind I am the pickiest eater out there and if you’ve been on a guided tour with me paddling you may know this already but you also may know that I LOVE food. Just because I am picky does not mean I do not appreciate good food when I taste it. So in no particular order here are the top ten best places to eat on the island! My family has followed Augies all over this small island for the past 20years (that is how dedicated we are …

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8 Reasons I Love Stand Up Paddleboarding

How can one only describe and narrow down how much they love Stand Up Paddleboarding in only 8 reasons?!?  Now that is a challenge. I only dove into SUP in the Summer of 2014 after learning how to paddle in the ocean a couple of years ago. My heart always kept saying to try it again so when I did in the Spring of 2014, I knew I had to purchase a board. And that is when life changed for the better!  I have to thank OC Paddleboard for all of their support and introducing me to a great community of paddlers.  So the top 8 reasons I love to paddle are (drum roll please)…. There is no greater feeling than being on your board listening to the waves lapping against the rails.  I joke that I’m on my own private boat many afternoons. Really that is the feeling you get without the engine noise and knowing that you are being productive and healthy by paddling.  You also get to explore nature and elements you would miss if you were on a boat. I’ve paddled within feet of dolphins in the ocean off 45th street beach in Ocean City.  I’ve …