Winter Wonder

Learning to Ski with Olympian Barbara Ann Cochran

Learning to Ski with Olympian Barbara Ann Cochran

  I’m very excited to be a guest contributor to Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My second post in the series is about learning patience and perseverance from Olympian Barbara Cochran at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond. I hope you’ll follow my adventure as I teach Phoebe to ski […]

 

Roadside Attractions

A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Local Cheese

A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Local Cheese

  The green and rusted 1947 Chevy 1 Ton Truck that Jon Wright purchased a dozen years ago sits on the side of Route 11 in Londonderry, across the road from his farm. The truck is something of a Vermont roadside attraction, where people stop to take photos and inquire […]

 

Local Food

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

  Note to readers: My story about Burlington was originally published last month on Zipcar.com. Burlington is on a roll these days. The city continues to win awards and accolades for being one of the best places to live in the country. With a population of just 40,000 people, Burlington is […]

 

Recent Posts

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider & Lake Monsters

  Note to readers: My story about Burlington was originally published last month on Zipcar.com. Burlington is on a roll these days. The city continues to win awards and accolades for being one of the best places to live in the country. With a population of just 40,000 people, Burlington is […]

Learning to Ski with Olympian Barbara Ann Cochran

Learning to Ski with Olympian Barbara Ann Cochran

  I’m very excited to be a guest contributor to Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My second post in the series is about learning patience and perseverance from Olympian Barbara Cochran at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond. I hope you’ll follow my adventure as I teach Phoebe to ski […]

by × January 22, 2015 × 0 comments

Chittenden County, family, skiing, winter

Stay in a Winter Yurt at Maple Wind Farm

Stay in a Winter Yurt at Maple Wind Farm

  The winter yurts at Maple Wind Farm attract people from all walks of life. Over the past 16 years, the yurts have served as a weekend getaway for outdoor enthusiasts, families with young children, and groups of friends. The 140-acre farm, located at the end of a steep, dirt […]

by × January 14, 2015 × 4 comments

camping, Chittenden Reservoir, farm, farms, winter

Vermont Backroads: A Sign of What’s Important

Vermont Backroads: A Sign of What’s Important

All the things you’ll ever need.  Anything else you would add? *Photo taken at Huntington River Vineyard.

Learning to Teach My Daughter to Ski at Cochran’s

Learning to Teach My Daughter to Ski at Cochran’s

      I’m very excited to be a guest contributor to Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post is about gearing up to start teaching Phoebe how to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond. I hope you’ll follow my adventure with Phoebe this winter! Our 3-year-old […]

by × January 6, 2015 × 4 comments

Chittenden County, family, skiing, winter

Vermont Restaurants Worth Your Time in 2015

Vermont Restaurants Worth Your Time in 2015

  Finding a place to eat in Burlington was nearly impossible last weekend. My sister Margaret and her family were visiting us for the holidays, and we made a last-minute decision to go out to dinner. No problem, right? How hard could it be to get a table for seven […]

The Winter Woods of Vermont’s Mountains

The Winter Woods of Vermont’s Mountains

  It’s hard to believe that winter officially started yesterday.  The studded snow tires were put on my Subaru weeks ago, and my yard in Burlington has already been covered in a foot of snow. But that’s the reality of living in Vermont. By the time the solstice rolls around, […]

by × December 22, 2014 × 3 comments

Mount Equinox, winter

A Festival of Lights at Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial

A Festival of Lights at Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial

  Need to get into the holiday spirit? Travel to a hilltop in South Royalton, where 200,000 holiday lights twinkle in the snow. The Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial showcases one of the most festive holiday displays in Vermont, with trees, bushes, and buildings illuminated in red, green, and gold. An […]

by × December 11, 2014 × 4 comments

attractions, history, holidays, Windsor County

A Return to the Slopes of Vermont

A Return to the Slopes of Vermont

  Bromley Mountain is where I first learned to ski in the 1970s. Shortly before my fourth birthday in December 1974, I wrote a letter to Santa Claus that was published in the local newspaper. In the letter, I asked Santa for a tea set, a cuckoo clock, and a […]

by × December 5, 2014 × 1 comment

Bennington County, skiing, winter

On Tap with Hop Farming in Vermont

On Tap with Hop Farming in Vermont

  *This piece was originally published on the UVM Brainwaves blog. Vermont is better known for its beer than its hops. With more than 30 breweries in Vermont, including The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Vermont has the highest number of craft breweries per capita in the United […]

Winter is Coming to the Green Mountains

Winter is Coming to the Green Mountains

  It won’t be long before winter arrives in Vermont. Snow showers are expected in the mountains today, and I even saw a few snowflakes in Burlington. Killington is open for the season, and Okemo is opening next weekend. Are you ready?  

by × November 7, 2014 × 2 comments

winter

Exploring Abandoned Buildings in Vermont

Exploring Abandoned Buildings in Vermont

  Ever come across an abandoned building and find yourself mesmerized? I find it difficult to take my eyes off the ruins of old structures like the red school house in Dover or the dilapidated church in Bloomfield. What is it about these buildings that we find so fascinating? Kaitlin […]