• Vermont Fall Festivals and Fairs

    Autumn in Vermont is glorious. The air turns crisp and the landscape is bright with beautiful fall foliage. Fall festivals take place just about every weekend in September and October. Here are a few highlights: Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival Wilmington – Sept. 25-27, 2009 The Mount...

  • Another Colorful Foliage Season on the Horizon

    Vermont state foresters are predicting a strong foliage season with plenty of great color. Perhaps all of that rain we had over the summer will bring us some brightness after all. Definitely looking forward to seeing the leaves turn in a couple of weeks....

  • The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester is Vermont's Best

    Whenever I travel to my hometown, I always stop by the Northshire Bookstore. Aside from a fantastic book selection, the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester offers an extensive children's section, and a Zutano clothing store for babies and toddlers. The bookstore is  home to the wonderful...

  • A New Face on the Vermont Cheese Trail

    Along Vermont's Cheese Trail, you'll find a cheesemaker at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch. Plymouth Artisan Cheese was built by the father of President Calvin Coolidge, Colonel John Coolidge, James S. Brown and three other local farmers in 1890. The...

  • Keeping Cool in Vermont

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"] Photo courtesy of Vermont Tourism[/caption] Summer weather has finally arrived, and we're all looking to stay cool. Vermont is home to dozens of swimming holes in nearly every corner of the state. Some of these places are easily accessible while others are...

  • Vergennes is Vermont's Smallest City that's Big on Charm

    Vergennes is Vermont's smallest city -- and the state's oldest -- but everything about it feels modern, dynamic and energetic. National Geographic Traveler took notice of this quirky community and mentioned it in the magazine's July/August 2009 issue. Walk along Main Street and you'll find outstanding...

  • Exploring Lake Champlain Shipwrecks
    Exploring Lake Champlain Shipwrecks

    I took this before heading out for a Lake Champlain shipwrecks tour. You may have seen headlines this week about shipwrecks being found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. People are always surprised when I tell them that Lake Champlain has more than 300 shipwrecks...