There is no other place on earth that has a bigger claim to my heart on the 4th of July than the Jersey Shore. Growing up I was at shore for every 4th for who knows how many years... At 27 I've likely spent more 4ths with my toes in the sand, salt in my hair and the sun shining above than anywhere else in the world. And I really couldn't imagine it any other way.
Thanks for being you Jersey Shore.
and to everyone- have a super safe Fourth of July!! Remember Fireworks are for ohhhing and ahhhing, not holding!
* photo credit is due to Kamila Harris