Travel Tips

  • Columbus Day Weekend in Vermont
    Columbus Day Weekend in Vermont

    I always have high hopes for Columbus Day Weekend. Fall foliage is in full swing and there are always a variety of fun events going on around the state. There are too many festivals to name, but I wanted to highlight a few of my...

  • Fall Foliage in the Mad River Valley
    Fall Foliage in the Mad River Valley

    The Mad River Valley is always a perfect place to enjoy fall foliage. During the fall, the hillsides in this scenic area of central Vermont are particularly bright with shades of red, orange and gold. I typically drive along the back roads of Waitsfield, Warren and...

  • Falconry Lessons in Manchester
    Falconry Lessons in Manchester

    Dave recently took falconry lessons in Manchester at the British School of Falconry. The lesson was a Christmas present I gave him last year (he’s hard to buy for and I must admit, this was one of my better gifts). During his beginner falconry lessons in...

  • Peak Color Arrives
    Peak Color Arrives

    Every day on my way to work, I notice more orange, red and yellow popping up along the hillsides of Vermont. It started as a gradual change, but now the landscape is quickly turning vibrant and bright.Across most of the state, fall foliage is in...

  • A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave
    A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave

    I have been through Smugglers' Notch on Route 108 dozens of times, but until last weekend I had never noticed the small cave just beyond the parking area. The cave is located about 60-feet from the scenic road (known as the Notch) that winds through Cambridge...

  • Scenes from the Little City of Vergennes
    Scenes from the Little City of Vergennes

    Vergennes is Vermont's oldest and smallest city. For a variety of reasons, I've grown incredibly fond of this community in recent years. Established in 1788, Vergennes is home to about 2,800 residents. It's located along Otter Creek, which winds from the city to Lake Champlain. The...

  • Evening in Weston
    Evening in Weston

    A quick note: Happy Vermont is celebrating its first anniversary today! Thanks for reading, subscribing and commenting. I love hearing from each and every one of you. **If you go: Map Old Parish Church ...

  • Visiting a Vermont A&W Drive-In on Route 7 Near Middlebury
    Visiting a Vermont A&W Drive-In on Route 7 Near Middlebury

    The Vermont A&W Drive-In is the state's last surviving carhop. Located on Route 7 south of Middlebury, this 1960s roadside spot is open only during the summer months. Last weekend I stopped by the A&W and ordered a cheeseburger, fries and root beer float. I had...

  • The Bennington Old First Church and Cemetery, Part II
    The Bennington Old First Church and Cemetery, Part II

    Dave and I were in Bennington over the weekend and stopped by The Bennington Old First Church and cemetery where Robert Frost is buried. I was traveling solo last week when I visited the church and knew it was a place Dave would also love...

  • The Old First Church in Bennington
    The Old First Church in Bennington

    On a recent morning I visited The Old First Church in Bennington, the first church in Vermont to reflect the separation of church and state. The church, built in the early 1800s, includes a beautiful cemetery where Robert Frost is buried. My favorite detail about this...