Travel Tips

  • A Ramble through East Wallingford
    A Ramble through East Wallingford

    On our way home to Burlington on Sunday, we took a right onto Vermont Route 140 and drove six miles to East Wallingford. Route 140 is windy and narrow before it descends into the tiny, sleepy village of East Wallingford. The village is quiet, pretty and...

  • After Tropical Storm Irene: Finding the Familiar in Jamaica
    After Tropical Storm Irene: Finding the Familiar in Jamaica

    On a recent weekend getaway to southern Vermont,  I wasn't sure what to expect while driving to Jamaica. The town was among the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene, which destroyed homes and washed out roads in Vermont on Aug. 28, 2011. As I drove south...

  • A Year After Irene: Bridge Street in Waitsfield
    A Year After Irene: Bridge Street in Waitsfield

    [caption id="attachment_799" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Mad River and the Village Bridge in Waitsfield.[/caption] When Tropical Storm Irene tore through Vermont last August, some of the towns hardest hit included communities along Route 100. From Wilmington to Waterbury, the damage was devastating – rain and flooding washed...

  • Blueberries and Bluegrass at a Owls Head Farm
    Blueberries and Bluegrass at a Owls Head Farm

    Ever since I moved back to Vermont nearly six years ago, Owl's Head Blueberry Farm has been on my list of places to visit. Located in Richmond, the farm offers blueberry picking seven days a week in July and August. One of the things that makes...

  • 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...