Travel Tips

  • A Detour Through Strafford’s Wilderness
    A Detour Through Strafford’s Wilderness

    We stumbled upon Clover Hill Wildlife Area while driving to New Hampshire last week.  While traveling south on Interstate 89, we took Exit 2 and headed east toward Strafford on Route 132, a scenic road that winds through Orange County. After a quick Google map search,...

  • Stowe Bike Path: Exploring the Great Outdoors
    Stowe Bike Path: Exploring the Great Outdoors

    The Stowe Recreation Path is at the top of my to-do list for anyone visiting or living in Vermont.  Whether you're biking, running, walking your dog or pushing a stroller, the five-mile path is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Mostly flat and level, the...

  • Summer in Burlington

    The Burlington Community Boathouse and Marina [caption id="attachment_1387" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Dave and Phoebe on the Waterfront.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1388" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Burlington South Breakwater Lighthouse.[/caption] ...

  • H. N. Williams: A Little Bit of Everything at this Vermont General Store
    H. N. Williams: A Little Bit of Everything at this Vermont General Store

    The H. N. Williams Store looks like an old Vermont barn along Route 30 in Dorset. The building's siding is a bit dusty and weathered; the front door creaky and free of any fancy signage. I've driven by the store hundreds of times over the...

  • A Scenic Climb Up Equinox Skyline Drive
    A Scenic Climb Up Equinox Skyline Drive

    -My husband taking in the view at Equinox Skyline Drive Of all of the mountains in Vermont, Mount Equinox is the one I cherish the most. My childhood home in Manchester was located at the base of the mountain, and I spent countless hours admiring Equinox's dramatic...

  • Leaf-Peeping as a Local in the Mad River Valley
    Leaf-Peeping as a Local in the Mad River Valley

    Dave, Phoebe and I took a ride to Vermont's Mad River Valley on Saturday. We hadn't done much leaf-peeping this fall, so we were looking forward to enjoying some foliage over the weekend. We traveled south on Route 100 and meandered along some back roads in...

  • Finally, Motherhood
    Finally, Motherhood

    In July, Dave and I welcomed our daughter Phoebe into the world. We are so delighted to have her here with us, and we feel incredibly blessed. As many of you know, being able to have a child was a challenge for us. Needless to...

  • Scenes from Manchester Village

    [caption id="attachment_1418" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester Village.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1421" align="aligncenter" width="478"] First Congregational Church on Main Street.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1422" align="aligncenter" width="478"] Courthouse in Manchester Village.[/caption]   **If You Go: Map ...

  • Weston Village Green: The Heart of a Small Town
    Weston Village Green: The Heart of a Small Town

    -The Weston Village Green When you live in Vermont, it can be easy to take the classic village green for granted. From Craftsbury to Chester, there are dozens of village greens across the state. Still, they all have a unique feel and wonderful sense of place. One...

  • Chiselville Covered Bridge in Sunderland
    Chiselville Covered Bridge in Sunderland

    The Chiselville Covered Bridge, built in 1870, spans the Roaring Branch on Sunderland Hill Road in Sunderland. Vermont has about 100 covered bridges, and this Bennington County bridge is one that I always remember in particular. It must be the sign at the entrance: "One Dollar...