We #lovelocal and NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com adores when national media outlets spotlight the beauty and breadth of experience that our destination offers. There’s a lot of positive NATIONAL press out there – be proud you settled in North Delaware. Check out these shout outs from National Geographic Traveler, Travel Channel, The History Channel, Discover America and CondeNast Traveler… just to name a few.
—Text by Vera Marie Badertscher, adapted from National Geographic Traveler
Article Preview – A road trip through the Brandywine Valley offers a taste of American aristocracy. In the former country mansions of the ultrarich, travelers glimpse the early 20th-century extravagant lifestyle of a fascinating New World royalty. The du Ponts, one of the wealthiest American families, built estates graced by lovely gardens and filled with world-class art. E. I. du Pont, the first family member to leave France, came to America in 1800 and planted miniature fruit trees and other plants on a bluff overlooking the Brandywine River. His industrial innovations in making gunpowder resulted in a patent and a very prosperous business. Succeeding generations inherited his business and gardening genes, expanding into plastics and consumer products and creating extraordinary botanical collections.
View the full article by Vera Marie Badertscher, adapted from National Geographic Traveler , visit Road Trip: Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania and Delaware
– By Christina Ricchiuti via Travel Channel
Article Preview – Nestled in the rolling hills between Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE, this pastoral paradise is home to European-inspired estates, boutique wineries and more than 3,000 acres of landscaped gardens full of blooming flowers.
Brandywine Valley is made up of the little townships that lie along the banks of the Brandywine River. But this area is better defined by its proud history and laidback attitude than it is by geography. Gently winding country roads encourage visitors to relax and take in the sweeping views of the countryside, while modern attractions are stand alongside alongside historic buildings that have preserved the region’s rich past. This is where American royalty laid down roots, and their legacies remain today.
– By The History Channel
Photo Preview Above: The pentagon shaped Fort Delaware stands surrounded by a moat on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River near Delaware City, Delaware.
View 10 more amazing DELAWARE photographs including:
- The house of the first African-American to settle in Delaware stands at Fort Christina in Wilmington.
- Amstel House in New Castle, Delaware, built in 1730 by Dr. John Finney, is of early 18th century American Colonial architecture
- The Peach Blossom was adopted as the State Delaware flower on May 9, 1895.
- Flags hanging from a balcony above the doorway to the Old Court House, built in 1732 as the original Colonial Capitol. It is one of the oldest surviving courthouses in the United States. New Castle, Delaware.
View all photographs, visit DELAWARE Photo Galleries
Article Preview: From opulent mansions to crystal-clean beaches to tax-free shopping, Delaware is the state that delivers so much adventure in so little time and for such little expense.
Whether you start at the regal du Pont family estates in the north or the family-friendly ocean resorts in the south, Delaware gives time-pressed and budget-conscious travelers the kinds of options they simply couldn’t find anywhere else in the East. And it’s all located right in the middle of the action-packed Mid-Atlantic, with easy access from nearby international airports, Interstate 95 and AMTRAK rail lines.
So pick your flavor of fun, and savor the land of endless discoveries.
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– By Ken Jennings via CondeNast Traveler
Article Preview – Jeopardy Champ Ken Jennings explains why Delaware has the 12-mile circle—a very unusual border, consisting of a perfect circle carved out of southern Pennsylvania.
You’ve seen it on maps before, but have you ever thought about how weird the northern border of the U.S. state of Delaware actually is? Most state boundaries follow rivers (like the Connecticut River between Vermont and New Hampshire) or mountain ranges (the Bitterroots between Idaho and Montana) or boring straight lines (all four sides of Wyoming). But the top of Delaware is unique in America: a seemingly perfect circle carved out of southern Pennsylvania. Why a circle?
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