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Rachel Shubin

Rachel Shubin works as a full-time front desk clerk at the Victorian Motel and she is a freelance writer for the Cape May Star and Wave and Cape May Magazine. Rachel graduated cum laude from George Mason University in 2016 with a B.S. in communications and a concentration in journalism. She has spent every summer of her life as a vacationer in Cape May and decided to become a resident after college. Her passions include reading, writing and walks on the beach.

Unquestionable Beach Belief

Sometimes finding the inspiration to write is difficult. Writers often live in a perpetual state of writer’s block. I know I do, and the last few days and weeks have been no exception. But as I sit on my screened in porch at my home in Virginia, the 80 degree weather and accompaniment of the… Read more »


Cool Summer Reads

Cracking open the spine of a new book and inhaling that crisp, new page scent is perfect. But being able to open a new book on the beach?  That’s the life. I’ve always been an avid reader, something I can thank my family for. My parents and grandparents started me off reading books at a… Read more »


Summer To Do List

I am a huge supporter of lists. To do lists, grocery shopping lists, random lists, really anything in list form. So it should come as no surprise that when I plan my time in Cape May, there are always lists in accompaniment to my vacation. I thought my creating to do lists was something I… Read more »


Hermit Crabs: A Live Souvenir

Picking out the absolute best souvenir to bring home from Cape May, was one of my favorite parts of vacation as a kid. Shopping is one of my favorite activities, so I always spent a fair amount of my vacation time perusing the stores. Two weeks in Cape May was usually the right amount of… Read more »


Beach Habits

I have always loved going to the beach when I visit Cape May – who doesn’t? My family has always been peculiar when it comes to our beach habits. My dad does not like the ocean or the sand, hence a few years of us all wearing the most blister-inducing sand shoes ever (they let… Read more »


Independence Day Weekend

This past weekend was the annual fireworks show and Kiwanis pancake breakfast on Saturday July 4 and the Independence Day Parade on Sunday July 5, on Beach Avenue. The 4th of July parade features the Coast Guard,floats, marching bands, Boy Scouts, Miss Cape May County Outstanding Teen, bicycle riders and the Cape May Fire Department.… Read more »


The Perfect Cape May Photo

Point and shoot. It should be just that easy to take a photo.  But when my mom tries to recreate her favorite shot of my brother, Michael, and I on the boardwalk, it is never a simple task. The original shot of my brother and I was one of those candid shots that were taken… Read more »


My Cape May Past, Present and Future

The Atlantic Ocean is the only body of water I have ever known. Family trips to Cape May have filled my summer vacation fantasies from before I was even born. Cape May has been my tropical destination for 21 years. And I have no desire to change locations. I will be forever grateful that my… Read more »