Editor's Note

A first in the First State

November 4, 2016

For a small state, Delaware has an amazing number and variety of museums. From the du Pont family mansions like Hagley, Winterthur, and Nemours in the north to the Discoversea Shipwreck Museum near the southern […]

Editor's Note

Notes on some adult pursuits

October 1, 2016

When we first started our October look at the adult beverage scene several years ago, it was all about wine and the wineries that were beginning to spring up from the mountains to the Piedmont […]

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Editor's Note

Tourism matters a lot

September 26, 2016

During 2015, direct spending in the United States by resident and international travelers averaged $2.6 billion a day, $108.1 million an hour, $1.8 million a minute, and $30,033 a second, according to the U.S. Travel […]

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What’s inside Box number 12?

July 6, 2016

Anyone who has moved after a long time in one house knows how much “stuff” we humans can accumulate. The process of moving can be cleansing, I suppose, as we shed the things that we […]

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Dads and driving vacations

June 4, 2016

It was an iconic American scene: dad in the driver’s seat with the family in the car, all headed out on a driving vacation. If you’re of a certain age, you undoubtedly have a similar […]

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We’re riding the rails in March

February 26, 2016

Back in November in this space, I related the experience of taking our 3-year-old grandson to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, the birthplace of commercial railroading in America. That visit reaffirmed for me that […]

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Looking forward to 2016

January 4, 2016

2016 is going to be a great year for Recreation News readers. We’ll be covering some new territory and discovering different things to do in areas we’ve visited previously. I think you’ll enjoy the armchair […]

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Filling a Christmas stocking

December 7, 2015

Holiday gift-giving has become a major preoccupation for Americans and the “success” of the season seems to be measured in cash register receipts. Even most holiday movies set the tone with presents piled around a […]