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Wilmington DE

20 Strange and Surprising Reasons to Visit These Northeast Towns

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

As a travel writer open and game to exploring the offbeat and oddball within a few hours or one day's drive of New York City (Virginia to Maine), I've stumbled on some pretty bizarre, eccentric and/or downright weird things. Here's just a sampling from this year's explorations.

Seven Ways to "Meet" the DuPonts in Wilmington DE

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

While there are now 4,000 DuPont descendents scattered around the world, the family has deep roots (many with deep pockets) in this Delaware city.

The Best of Downton Abbey Comes to Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware, Through January 4, 2015

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

In Henry F. DuPont's mansion -- now a showcase and museum of antiques and home design -- the exhibit juxtaposes the lives of English and American landed gentry in a most engaging way.