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...

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...

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...

Where to stay in Southern Delaware? Jul28

Where to stay in Sou...

Still looking for that perfect summer getaway?  If you want ocean waves, clean beaches, clean air, great food and family friendly destinations; Southern Delaware should be on your radar. For a short refresher course: Top 15 ways to play in Southern Delaware Food adventure in Southern Delaware...

Top 15 ways to play in Southern Delaware Jul03

Top 15 ways to play in Southern Delaware

Delaware won’t win any awards for being biggest, but they sure could rack up the awards for outdoor activities. From birding to biking, from sailing to surfing and from water activities to wildlife viewing, Delaware has endless opportunities to get outside and enjoy the best of Mother Nature. They’ve even come up with a Delaware Outdoor Trail Passport to inspire you, and they’ll reward you with an official Delaware Outdoor Trail backpack for your efforts. Dozens of areas are listed in each county.  They range from walking, biking, hiking and running trails to wildlife viewing opportunities to water activities. Each is listed with...

Food adventure in Southern Delaware – one of my favorite new sports May04

Food adventure in Southern Delaware – one of my fa...

Can you eat at every great restaurant in Southern Delaware in one long weekend?  No; but I almost died trying. Take it from me, it’s a great way to go.   I often write about outdoor recreation and adventure along with my normal travel articles, but recently I’ve been trying a new style adventure – that is food adventure. With roadtrips to the south and the eastern seaboards recently, I’ve been discovering so much good food that it seemed to be a shame not to clue you in on some of these Southern Delaware food gems. I’d suggest printing this article, and filing it in your travel file so you’ll remember...

Rehoboth Beach for a great family beach getaway Jan28

Rehoboth Beach for a great family beach getaway

One of the best ways to cope with the winter vortex is to pull out photos of last year’s summer getaways and to start planning for another one this year. I just pulled out some from a getaway weekend to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and wanted to share some of the places we really enjoyed. We stayed at the historic and beautiful Boardwalk Plaza Hotel right on the beach. Open 365 days a year, this place is a classic. You’ll appreciate its Victorian charm the instant you enter the reception area. They offer a range of rooms to fit most budgets and the staff is super friendly and attentive. Victoria’s is their in-house restaurant that offers a nice...