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Looking for hiking suggestions, the best Vermont restaurants, or where to take a scenic drive during fall foliage season in Vermont? Whether you’re traveling to Vermont for the first time or a longtime visitor, you’ll find plenty of helpful travel tips for fun places to visit and things to do in the Green Mountain State.

Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best

Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best

November 3, 2018

This time of year always reminds me of the importance of taking chances, pursuing happiness, and loving yourself even when life is hard. Twelve years ago this week, on November 1, 2006, I returned to my home state of Vermont after spending six years in Boston. My husband and I quit our jobs in the … Read More

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Thea Lewis Shares Tales of Burlington’s Most Haunted Places

Thea Lewis Shares Tales of Burlington’s Most Haunted Places

October 18, 2018

If you take a walk around downtown Burlington or the University of Vermont, it won’t take long to come across a haunted spot. Just ask Thea Lewis, owner of Queen City Ghostwalk. Since 2002, Lewis has been offering haunted tours in Burlington and sharing legendary ghost stories about Vermont’s largest city. In the summer and fall—right up … Read More

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Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain

Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain

October 1, 2018

Not many places can evoke feelings of happiness, whimsy and sadness all at once. High on a hill in St. Johnsbury, the late illustrator and woodcarver Stephen Huneck created a magical place to celebrate our spiritual connection to dogs. When you visit Dog Mountain, you might find yourself smiling one minute and crying the next. Stephen … Read More

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8 Places to Go in Vermont This Fall

8 Places to Go in Vermont This Fall

September 6, 2018

Fall foliage will be here before long. The last week of September and first two weeks of October are typically prime time for foliage season in Vermont. But over the last couple of years, Vermont’s fall colors have lasted well into mid and late October.  When peak foliage hits is anyone’s guess. But I do … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Beth Kennett Shares Her Farm with Open Arms

Happy Vermonters: Beth Kennett Shares Her Farm with Open Arms

September 1, 2018

Beth Kennett welcomed her first overnight guests to Liberty Hill Farm in 1984. Back then, hosting visitors was a way for Beth and her husband, Bob, to start to diversify their income as farmers. Ever since, families and couples from the Netherlands, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, California and beyond have stayed at the farm. Many … Read More

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Exploring Vermont by Bike, Chris Bohjalian Shares His Love for Libraries

Exploring Vermont by Bike, Chris Bohjalian Shares His Love for Libraries

August 10, 2018

Chris Bohjalian rides his Trek Edmonda on the roads of Vermont every chance he gets. If he stops anywhere along the way, it’s usually at a local library. If you follow the Lincoln-based author on social media, you’ll likely see photos of Vermont libraries—with Bohjalian’s bike parked out front—in his “Libraries of Vermont, Spotted on … Read More

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5 Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Visit

5 Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Visit

July 26, 2018

For a small state, Vermont is big on character. It’s not just the rolling green hills, rustic barns and country roads that make Vermont so appealing. A big part of the state’s charm can be found in the heart of Vermont’s communities, where you can explore Main Streets lined with local bookstores, cafes, galleries, and … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Todd Cummings Captures the Beauty of Vermont

Happy Vermonters: Todd Cummings Captures the Beauty of Vermont

July 12, 2018

Along a dirt road in Huntington next to Fargo Brook is where Todd Cummings lives, works and breathes inspiration. On his five-acre lot on East Street, where he shares a home with his wife and where the couple raised their two sons, it’s easy to see why this is where Cummings chooses to spend his … Read More

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10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer

10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer

July 9, 2018

Summer in Vermont is short, so there’s a lot to pack in. Whether you feel like hiking, biking, swimming or catching a live performance, there are endless possibilities for soaking up Mother Nature. Here are ten ways to make the most of the outdoors in Vermont this summer. Catch a Performance of Farm to Ballet A … Read More

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