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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.

Happy Vermonters: Brian Cook Finds Fulfillment in His Hometown

Happy Vermonters: Brian Cook Finds Fulfillment in His Hometown

July 17, 2017

“The small world component you find in Vermont works for me because I think it encourages you to diversify your life. I grew up in Norwich and lived in different parts of the country—Missouri, Boston, and New Jersey—and eventually returned here with my wife and kids. It’s been a revelation since returning to Vermont how … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Why Michael Knapp Calls Brattleboro Home

Happy Vermonters: Why Michael Knapp Calls Brattleboro Home

July 5, 2017

“I’m an entrepreneur and started a software company out of my basement back in 2000. I know there are parts of the tech industry that very much belong here—technology to help with sustainability, environmental protection, energy efficiency, and K-12 education. I’ve been interested in social justice since a young age. I often wondered, ‘How do … Read More

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4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

June 23, 2017

When it comes to spending time outdoors, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has everything you could ask for in terms of natural beauty and recreation. It’s easy to spend your days in this remote corner of Vermont biking, paddling, fishing, or hiking. This rural region of Vermont is home to more than 37,500 acres of public lakes … Read More

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12 of the Best Vermont Restaurants for Local Food

12 of the Best Vermont Restaurants for Local Food

May 13, 2017

In Vermont, there is no shortage of incredible restaurants serving up local fare like grass-fed beef, fresh greens, Vermont cheeses, seasonable vegetables, and hoppy brews.  To put together a list of recommendations, I reached out to friends and colleagues in the Vermont food scene for suggestions. Here are 12 Vermont restaurants that are making their … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: A Young Family Finds the Sweet Spot in Stowe

Happy Vermonters: A Young Family Finds the Sweet Spot in Stowe

April 10, 2017

“I grew up in Vermont and went to college here, but I also spent time traveling around the country and internationally. When it was time to plant some roots, Vermont was a no-brainer—politically, environmentally, recreationally, and culturally. I’m a photographer and Kim works in marketing at Stowe Mountain Resort. In a lot of mountain towns, you can spend … Read More

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The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas

The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas

March 31, 2017

Pond skimming competitions are a rite-of-spring in ski culture. Between March and May, ski areas across the world celebrate the end of the season with skiers and snowboarders gliding across a man-made pond in wild costumes. In Vermont, pond skimming contests have been around for 48 years. Sugarbush kicked off the annual tradition in 1969 … Read More

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