Steven I. Green

Somerset County NJ a top cheap vacation destination

Somerset may be one of the richest counties in the United States, but according to Travel + Leisure, it’s also one of the cheapest places to visit with the most to offer.

The travel magazine recently named its top 10 destinations with the most affordable average daily rates at top hotels, and Somerset County was ranked 10th.

“Somerset County boasts hotel rates of just $102.60 per night, a far cry from the typically steep prices found in the city,” wrote Travel + Leisure. “The surroundings couldn’t be more different, either: Somerset County has an abundance of parks, preserves, and gardens to enjoy.”

Other destinations on the list, in ascending order, were Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; El Paso, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Little Rock, Arkansas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Greenville, South Carolina; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland.

The nationally known Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park.

Melissa DeFreest, vice president of tourism and communication at the Somerset County Business

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Best Takeout Dishes from Black-Owned Restaurants in Philadelphia

Caribbean Feast Business

The Philadelphia food scene has been getting a lot of attention on the national stage over the past few years. From James Beard nominations and awards to being named by publications like National Geographic and Travel + Leisure as a top-tier dining destination, Philadelphia is making waves. But us locals know that our culinary offerings have always been something special, thanks to our diverse communities and our long history of Black restaurateurs and hospitality.

Philadelphia is home to a bounty of cuisines from across the African diaspora that have taken root in the city and flourished. Celebrated cuisines that crossed the Atlantic—like the Ethiopian feasts you’ll find at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant and the aromatically spiced Caribbean dishes at Reggae Reggae Vibes—have become integral parts of our culinary landscape. Same goes for traditional American cuisines like BBQ, fried fish, and homemade potato salad that have been carried on by restaurants like

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Kennedy Space Center Is Giving Behind-the-scenes Tours of These Restricted Areas for the First Time Ever

Blockhouse 26 at Kennedy Space Center

Blockhouse 26 at Kennedy Space Center

Courtesy of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

History buffs can get up close and personal with the space program thanks to the addition of two new tours at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, the complex shared with Travel + Leisure.

The new tours, which both started this week, offer travelers an inside look of NASA’s Mercury and Gemini launches as well as access to restricted areas of the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

“We are excited to expand our specialty tour offerings and bring guests even closer to history,” Therrin Protze, the chief operating officer of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, told T+L. “These tours are perfect for space history enthusiasts looking to learn more about America’s early space program.”

The first tour, the Cape Canaveral Early Space tour, takes travelers from the Air Force Space & Missile Museum to the site

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Travel Leisure Co. (TNL) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Travel Leisure Co. (TNL) came out with quarterly earnings of $1.19 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.97 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.32 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 22.68%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this company would post earnings of $1.03 per share when it actually produced earnings of $1.19, delivering a surprise of 15.53%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates four times.

Travel Leisure Co. , which belongs to the Zacks Leisure and Recreation Services industry, posted revenues of $870 million for the quarter ended December 2021, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 10.45%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $645 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the last four quarters.

The sustainability of the stock’s

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