* About The Jersey Girl (Melissa)

Melissa Morris, The Jersey Girl

I am a native Jersey Girl.

I love to write and I love to travel.

Within recent years, I have been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit, visiting nearly a dozen countries and several new states.

While traveling, I realized that many of the people I encountered had a pretty negative opinion of New Jersey…if they knew where we were at all.   I’m hoping that through this site I can help repair my beloved state’s reputation and at the same time be able to do the two things I love, write and travel, in my own backyard.

Melissa Morris at the Union County Music Fest - September 2010 (photo by Tim Beil)

Stay tuned to The Jersey Girl as I travel through the gorgeous state of New Jersey and explore all of its beauty, culture, cuisine, history, talent, and sophistication…and share it with you.

If you have any suggested destinations, please send me an email or post a comment.

Melissa 🙂
The Jersey Girl




8 thoughts on “* About The Jersey Girl (Melissa)

  1. Hi Melissa – your blog is so cute and creative. I love that your Dad is taking those pictures. Be sure to sit at the funeral home for the parade this year – we always have coffee and donuts etc. – for 50+ years. It would be great to see you. I bought the River Poets book and I want you to sign where your poem is.

    love – Paulette

  2. I just discovered your blog (because I’m always checking out other New Jersey blogs), and I so agree with you about the bad rap that New Jersey gets. I want to travel around the state and take pictures and write about it, just like you! Right now I travel around North Jersey because that is where I live, so I love reading about the places that you go. Your blog is great. New Jersey is a vastly misunderstood state.

    • Thank you very much for reading! I’ll make sure to add your site to the Jersey Girl List.

      I love to collaborate, so maybe we could head out on a New Jersey Adventure together sometime…


  3. Hey I am a photo blogger (http://thephenom.livejournal.com/) . My Name is Karan Kauchhur. Moved to Nj 2 months back. I am out and and taking a lot of photographs too. I agree people have a very wrong opinion about this place and I want to change it too. Let me know how I can help. I will soon be posting some photos from NJ that I have taken ..


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