Delaware Beer Wine & Spirits Trail – you’ve reached the end Mar02

Delaware Beer Wine & Spirits Trail – yo...

This is the final segment of our 19 Places you’ll want to visit in Delaware.  Links to the previous suggestions occur below or start here for our first in the series of 19 Places you’ll want to see in Delaware. Lewes, DE 17)  Zwaanendael Museum  Dare you to say that three times fast.  Seriously though, the Zwaanendael Museum (102 Kings Highway; Lewes, DE 19958 (302) 645-1148) commemorates the first Dutch settlement in Delaware in 1631. This three-story museum presents artifacts and exhibits that showcase the maritime, social and military history of this part of the eastern shore. A large exhibit focuses on the His Majesty’s DeBraak, a ship...

Travel Tips For Globetrotting Seniors Feb28

Travel Tips For Glob...

Everyone deserves a break, even when you’re a senior living on a pension. With the health benefits that comes with travelling it is often recommended that people over the age of 60 stay as active as possible. In research conducted by AARP, baby boomers tend to go on an average of 4-5 trips in...

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...

Unlocking the practi...

Nobody would argue that cooking food on your barbeque grill imparts a little something extra that makes the food irresistible. But with winter hanging on, it takes a special breed of hero to bundle up and go stand in the freezing cold to barbeque dinner….until now. Smoke-less Indoor Grill The...

Lenovo Miix510 is the 2-in-1 tablet that thinks it...

Truth be known, I think so to. The Lenovo Miix510 is a really compact machine that delivers for work or for play.  I’ve got Adobe’s Creative Suite loaded on its 500GB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD), and with 8GB of RAM, I’m doing serious photo and video editing without breaking a sweat. First, the disclosure:  Lenovo sent me the Miix510 as part of the Lenovo INsiders program and did not provide additional compensation. All opinions are my own. Lenovo Miix510 Let me assure you that this is a machine you can actually use to get big jobs done.  I’ve had 2-in-1, “wannabe a tablet / wannabe a laptop’s” that I’ve tried out before, but they just...

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...

NuPower 60W USB-C Po...

Lucky enough to have one of the new USB-C powered laptops, tablets or smartphones?  You’ll want to check out this latest power adapter from Newertech – the NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter.  Granted, you probably got one with your device, but this is still better. NuPower 60W USB-C Power...

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...

FILMMAKING ESSENTIAL...

Got a great new DSLR with video capabilities or a new camcorder for Christmas?  If you did, you’re probably chomping at the bit to get started on your first masterpiece aren’t you? To do it right, you’ve got a couple choices. You could fly to California and take a Video Director’s course –...

The Photographers Guide to Drones – by Colin Smith...

Per a recent survey, drones were one of the most anticipated Christmas gifts this year, and from the look of store shelves, Santa made a lot of deliveries. So, what’s next?  A flight to infinity and beyond?  Well, hopefully you’ll stay in range of the controller, so, infinity is out. But, just about everything else is fair game, and The Photographer’s Guide to Drones by Colin Smith, (ISBN: 978-1-68198-114-7)  is here to make sure you get the most of your new device. The Photographers Guide to Drones Starting from the beginning, you need to learn your drone’s range of operation.  Many are just 100-300 feet from where you stand. Unless you...

Haeleum – Moss...

How to keep the bugs away?  Short of staying inside, wearing a Haeleum – Mossy Oak® Camo – Long Sleeve shirt is your next best option. You won’t be sacrificing comfort, because this shirt just feels great next to your skin. In addition, the shirt is rated 50+ UPF, so you get sun...

Lanna Coffee satisfi...

Northern Thailand is not the first place that probably comes to mind when you think of coffee, but the northern hill portions of the country reach elevations between 3,600 and 4,200 ft., making it a prime coffee growing region. Now, Lanna Coffee brings you single origin, fertilizer and...