Goldhorn Brewery comes to Ohio Beergarden Feb23

Goldhorn Brewery comes to Ohio Beergarden

Just when you thought beer couldn’t get any better Discovering new beers is always fun; but, discovering fabulous new beers is awesome.  Last night we discovered both a great new beer hall, the Ohio Beergarden (402 Great Northern Blvd. North Olmsted, Ohio (440) 979-1001),  as well as a great new local brewery. Ohio Beergarden The Beergarden has overhead roll up doors, and it was almost warm enough last night to roll them up.  Come spring, we’ll definitely be back to enjoy the warmer breezes with the best of Ohio’s brews, served with awesome appetizers and meals. The Ohio Beergarden is in the Great Northern Mall, located right next door to...

Destination Dover, DE – history surrounds you Feb23

Destination Dover, DE – history surrounds you

This is the fourth segment of our 19 Places you’ll want to visit in Delaware.  Links to the previous suggestions (1 through 12) occur below. Dover, DE 13)  First State Heritage Park   Delaware’s first urban “park without boundaries” is where cultural and historic sites come together for a delightful, walkable days’ worth of activities.  The buildings are all beautiful to look at from outside, but your first stop should be the Visitor Center (121 Martin Luther King Blvd. North (a.k.a.  121 Duke of York Street) ; Dover, DE 19901 (302) 739-9194) where you can pick up a map that explains not only what each building contains, but also various...

Savor Wilmington – there’s something for everyone Feb16

Savor Wilmington – there’s something for everyone...

Continuing our series on 19 delightful places to visit in Delaware. If you missed the first suggestions you’ll find a link below for more great vacation destinations in Delaware. Wilmington, DE 8)  Wilmington’s annual festivals   There’s plenty to keep you coming back to Wilmington.  Here are just a couple of the more popular festivals you might want to catch on your next trip. Brandywine Festival of the Arts For over a half-century, Wilmington has been bringing together the best of both local and national artists in a show that now tops 250 artists. Last year, more than 20,000 visitors were enthralled by the talent shown by these...

Nemours – a must-see destination in Delaware Feb09

Nemours – a must-see destination in Delaware

This is part two of our “Discovering Delaware in 19 delightful places” series. Wilmington, DE If there’s an area that is over-endowed with fabulous gardens and magnificent mansions, it would have to be the Brandywine Valley and Scenic Byway. Just north of Wilmington, the area and its visual riches will take your breath away. It did ours. For more information, visit visitwilmingtonde.com. 7)  Nemours Mansion and Garden  You’ll only be minutes away from downtown Wilmington, but you’ll feel like you are in another part of the world here at Nemours Estate (850 Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803; (302) 651-6913.)  This is the home of inventor,...

Discovering Delaware in 19 delightful places Feb02

Discovering Delaware in 19 delightful places

19 Amazing reasons to visit our first state What’s the top thing to do in Delaware?  Mostly, prepare to be amazed.  With attractions, so diverse and so much fun, the state’s small footprint belies its potential. Don’t know much about Delaware?  Follow along as we illustrate 19 great Delaware discoveries we made last fall. Rehoboth Beach, DE 1) Rehoboth Beach   For my money, Rehoboth Beach is one of the best beaches on the eastern seaboard. Wide and clean, this beach offers something for everyone.  Plenty of room for sunbathers, book readers, or for building sand castles.  The sand warms and comforts each footstep as you are drawn to the...

Raising Happy Children Jan19

Raising Happy Childr...

As a father of seven and a grandfather of 17, you might think I’d have a lot of parenting advice…but, I keep it to myself. Instead, I reserve my advice for tech and travel reviews. However, I’ve got to say that I could easily point to a bunch of parents who I think are way...

Boomers only- how are you feeling? Jan03

Boomers only- how are you feeling?

. Our articles this year will be more focused on the Boomer generation, so we’d like to know your status. Are you up for action or are you ready to relax? Take our one question survey please, and we’ll publish the results next month.  Be sure to hit “Submit” after your selection. . Loading…   Results will be published next month.  Thanks so much for responding.    Please share this article with your social...

15 Dog exercises to keep your dog fit this winter Dec14

15 Dog exercises to ...

With winter settling in,  the temptation is to take your dog outside for just the minimum amount of time. That’s not best for either you or your dog.  With the proper winter jacket, gloves and boots, you can keep plenty warm. Engaging in exercise, both you and your dog will stay fit and...

No better place to view the Northern Lights Nov21

No better place to view the Northern Lights

If you don’t believe in magic, a trip above the Arctic Circle will certainly blow your mind. Lights dancing across the skies is something to draw the awe out of anyone. God’s creation is at its best when seen with the Northern Lights, and Scandinavia is certainly one of the best places to appreciate it. Lapland Aurora Program I’ve been to Sweden, Finland and Norway only once; but, I was totally smitten with this part of the world. Arriving right after the Summer solstice, the light barely faded even at 2 a.m. Not the best time to witness the Aurora Borealis. But, I’m thinking of going back, and there’s a tour package that sounds amazing....

Fall issue available now Oct31

Fall issue available...

Our Fall issue is now available. We continue our review of the various style RV’s available, focusing this time on Class C which we took to Savannah, GA.  We’ve also got a host of travel tips and tricks this issue. Please share this article with your social...

Cleveland – your secret is out Oct05

Cleveland – your secret is out

Darn. Now the secret is out – Cleveland is one of the top five cities where you can live the good life on $40,000 a year or less.  AARP just released their October/November 2016 issue today, and Cleveland proudly ranks right up there. According to AARP The Magazine: “The Remake on the Lake: With its varied neighborhoods, world-class orchestra, thriving downtown, elite medical centers, and miles of biking and hiking trails along Lake Erie, this Rust Belt city is staging a mighty comeback.  It’s been fueled in part by the rising tide of boomers, who are 25.8 percent of the population….The appeal is also how easy it is to get to museums,...

Belterra – two locations – two reasons to visit Sep08

Belterra – two locations – two reasons...

We headed south a week ago, following the Ohio River, stopping to check out two of Belterra’s beautiful locations. Cincinnati, Ohio is home to Belterra Park Gaming – a combination thoroughbred race track and casino. In Florence, Indiana, we spent a few days at their recently remodeled Belterra Casino Resort. Continue reading to see all the reasons we loved it   .   Belterra Casino Resort appeals to all ages Technically, the casino is actually a riverboat, but it’s moored permanently at 777 Belterra Drive, in Florence, Indiana. Attached to the resort, you never need to go outside; but you will want to.  The resort is surrounded by...