Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail
Everything You Need To Know To Race in the Baja 1000
March 20, 2018

Everything You Need To Know To Race in the Baja 1000

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rip It Energy Fuel. All opinions are 100% mine.

Baja California, Mexico is a legendary peninsula that has some of the most beautiful coastline, mountains, valleys, and vistas of anyplace on Earth. It is also a playground for some of the most wealthy and adventurous people in the world who love to test their physical endurance and technical…

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March 19, 2018

How to Make It Easier On Your Dog When You Are Away From Home

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 Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaDays2018 #PurinaDays #CollectiveBias

As you know, I travel constantly and I can see that it takes a toll on Niki Belle as much as it does for Heather when I leave for a few days. Over the past few years though, I've come up with a few different ways to make it easier on…

March 14, 2018

Introducing BODYARMOR LYTE and SportWater

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When it comes to working out, the goal is usually to train your body for maximum performance and that means not just doing a routine to gain muscle and lose fat – but also to keep your body in top shape and feeling great while doing so. That’s where BODYARMOR LYTE and SportWater come in and help keep your body hydrated.

long distance bike trails in the United States
March 14, 2018

Long Distance Bike Trails in the United States

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There are some awesome long distance bicycle routes in the US that you can try out this spring and summer. To complete these routes you must be an advanced cyclist with proper training. However, the joy of bicycling is that you can bite off as much or as little as your physical stamina will allow. So use these as inspiration and know that the five mile stretch you enjoy today could lead to a trip…

Irish Whiskey Bread and Fish Stew Recipe
Mar 12, 2018

Celebrating Ireland's Heritage with Irish Whiskey Bread and Fish Stew Recipe

March has begun and that means that it is unofficially Irish Heritage month - even if that's mostly celebrated by St Patrick's Day traditions such as green beer and leprechauns as well as more palatable ones such as a corned beef and cabbage dinner.  Variations on the classic corned beef and…

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Mar 12, 2018

Auto Insurance Tips So You Can Save Money

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Auto insurance can be confusing and there are TONS of options today. The most important thing to remember is that while you probably will never have to use your auto insurance policy, it's still important to shop properly for it. To help with this, here are some tips that you can use to save money…

Chevy Cruze Hatch Diesel Review
Mar 11, 2018

Chevy Cruze Hatch Diesel - Hybrid MPGs Without Batteries

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Miles Per Gallon is probably one of the biggest selling points for cars today. Even though fuel prices are lower now that they were just a few years ago, we all know it won't stay that way forever. To solve that problem, American manufacturers have focused primarily on EV and hybrid platforms but…

myCharge Portable Power Outlet Review
Mar 10, 2018

myCharge Portable Power Outlet - Power Bank Review

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When traveling, there's little that I hate more than running out of power. Despite strides made by hotels, airports, and trains - a place to charge devices still seems illusive. That's why I was so excited to check out the latest Portable Power Outlet that the folks at myCharge sent me to review.…

Grand Rapids Beercation - Beer Flight at New Holland Brewing
Mar 04, 2018

Exploring Grand Rapids aka Beer City USA

There are many great cities today that are a great choice for a beercation, but only Grand Rapids calls themselves "Beer City". It's a great destination that is located a close to Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis making it a great place for a weekend getaway. With more a Beer City Ale Trail…

Wide Open Baja Baja Racing Experience
Mar 04, 2018

We Spent 4 Days in Mexico With Wide Open Baja

Baja Races including the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 are among the most iconic motorsports events in the world and so I was thrilled to be invited to join Wide Open Baja for a four-day adventure driving Baja challenge cars with them. This was probably the most brutal, terrifying, exhilarating, and…

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Feb 27, 2018

Important Things To Know Before Buying a Gun

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Unfortunately today guns and gun control is an incredibly divisive topic. However, that doesn't change that there are millions of firearms owned legally by Americans nationwide. While I'm not going to get into the debate of whether something should be legal or illegal, the fact remains that…

Florida Freshwater Fishing Spots
Feb 26, 2018

Florida's Top Freshwater Fishing Spots and What You'll Find There

Florida is one of the best states to visit for freshwater fishing trips. It has over 7,500 lakes in addition to numerous reservoirs and rivers, with dozens of different fish species to catch. You're so spoiled for choice that it can be difficult to pick the best spots for freshwater fishing if…

delaware-wine-ale-trailOnce again, it is time to start solidifying plans for that well-deserved annual getaway with the guys, and the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail awaits your thirst!

The promise of leaving behind the intricacies of day-to-life for a few days with our buds is one of the things that keep us going throughout the year. So let's get going and see what's brewing in the tiny, but mighty East Coast state of Delaware!

Established by the Delaware Tourism Office, the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail consists of 13 craft breweries and wineries, and there is something for even the most discerning tastes. Between stops, you might consider visiting one of Delaware's golf courses, enjoy the scenery at the local beaches, or take on the Delaware River for an afternoon of exhilaration and adventure during your journey across the state. The following spots are four standouts that are not to be missed on the trail.

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

iron-hill-brewery-logoEstablished by two home brewers in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery is enjoying a vast amount of success. The friendly staff is knowledgeable concerning expertly pairing their full-flavored handcrafted beers with the menu of from-scratch foods. With dozens of awards from the World Beer Cup, The Great American Beer Festival, and a host of accolades from numerous critics, this brewery is known for its outstanding and distinctive beer selections.

Grab a bite, and enjoy the live music on the deck, while indulging in Iron Hill’s notorious craft beer offerings. Consider booking an outfitter to take the guys out on the Delaware River for some exceptional fishing or an afternoon kayak expedition.

Old Dominion Brewing Company

old-dominion-logoHeading south along the trail, another exceptional stopping place is Old Dominion Brewing Company in Dover, which has been creating award-winning craft beers since 1989. In addition to a vast selection of seasonal and traditional brews, this establishment offers a unique selection of high-end sodas for customers to enjoy. Throughout the years, their beers have won countless awards across the globe. Fortune Magazine has even named Old Dominion as one of the best breweries in the nation.

Conceived by a hobbyist home brewer who wanted to break free from the 9 to 5 scene, these brews are widely available in stores and restaurants in the states. Check out their Oak Barrel Stout, which gaining notoriety through critics and is sure to bring home more medals for the enterprise. Take a side trip to Lake Garrison for some excellent bass and crappie fishing over some cold ones.

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

dogfish-head-brewery-logoEstablished in 1995, this Rehoboth Beach enterprise offers a great selection of off-centered spirits and ales. Dogfish Head Brewing has earned two Australian international medals for their craft brews and a number of other awards over the years. They also offer visitors the opportunity to chime in concerning their experimental beers they make on-site. Enjoy some of the local live music and great food offered at the brewery, and let the staff help you pair up your fare with a phenomenal, handcrafted brewski.

Check out their stunning distillery upstairs to see where they make vodka, gin, and rum. Do not miss their unique store, where you can pick up some Patagonia gear or Dogfish Head souvenirs for the family back home to show them they that were on your mind. There is quite a bit of exciting nightlife nearby the facility to explore when you are ready to move on.

Fenwick Wine Cellars

fenwick-winery-logoFar south in West Fenwick, you can find this gem of a winery, Fenwick Wine Cellars. Designed to resemble the motif of Tuscany, Italy, this is a classy place to take a wine tour and see the workings of the industry. Enjoy tasting all the offerings of this award-winning grape growing establishment. They may be the new kids on the block concerning wine making, but it is hard to tell after tasting their vast selection of specialty blends and iconic favorites. Treat yourself to a few bottles to take home from the cellar’s gift shop; and earn a few brownie points with your lady back home by selecting something special to share with her.

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Here is a map of the 13 stops on the trail - like any wine or beer trail, please take caution and use a dedicated driver or a tour operator.


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