Travel Tips

  • Signs of Spring

    I haven't been outdoors with my camera in a while. Life has been hectic (in a good way) over the past few months, and photography has been at the bottom of my list. Now that it finally feels like spring, I'm hoping to get outdoors...

  • Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham
    Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham

    The sap at Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham was boiling when we arrived on Saturday. Smoke and steam were billowing from the sugarhouse, and all I could smell was the sweet scent of maple. Dave and I decided to take a drive to this Addison...

  • Shelburne Farms in Winter
    Shelburne Farms in Winter

    I've visited Shelburne Farms quite a few times over the past several years. But last week was the first time I've ever been to the 1,400-acre working farm and national historic landmark in winter. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms was established in...

  • Mountain Views on Sparrow Farm Road in Montpelier
    Mountain Views on Sparrow Farm Road in Montpelier

    I drove the back roads of Montpelier on my way to work on Friday. The temperature was -2, the sun was out and the sky was icy blue. I love this part of Montpelier, and I need to explore it more often. Sparrow Farm Road,...

  • Winter in Weston

    I love a winter bluebird day as much as anyone, but there is something about a gray winter sky that is very comforting, too. Dave and I visited the town of Weston last weekend for a quiet getaway. I spent a little time photographing some...

  • The Winter Solstice
    The Winter Solstice

    I am always surprised when the first day of winter arrives in Vermont. It feels like it's already been winter around here for several weeks. We've had quite a bit of snow, and the air has been frosty since Halloween. I don't know about you, but...

  • Winter Wonderland in Vermont
    Winter Wonderland in Vermont

    It's been snowing on and off in northern Vermont since Sunday night. As of yesterday, 27 inches of snow fell in the town of Fletcher. Not far behind was the town of Underhill, our former home, which reported about 22 inches of snow. Now that we...

  • Holiday Road in the Little Town of Orwell
    Holiday Road in the Little Town of Orwell

    The festive display on Main Street in Orwell caught me by surprise. I didn't expect to be so comforted by the town's holiday decorations, especially because my senses have been overloaded with holiday songs on the radio and Christmas commercials on television. With all of...

  • Views from Bethel Mountain Road
    Views from Bethel Mountain Road

    -Bethel Mountain Road A handful of Vermont roads are closed during the winter months because they are too steep and challenging to navigate in the snow. Most of these mountain or "gap" roads cross the Green Mountains and are closed to traffic between November and May. Bethel...

  • Searching for Wildlife Along Dead Creek
    Searching for Wildlife Along Dead Creek

    Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is a popular spot for birdwatching in Vermont. Located on 2,858 acres in the towns of Addison, Panton and Bridport, the area is excellent for viewing Canada geese and snow geese in the fall. More than 200 species of birds...