Vermont Fall Drives- Molly Stark Byway

Scenic Fall Drives in Vermont

I love road tripping. I always have. It probably dates back to when I drove cross country to Montana to work at a luxury dude ranch (hello Triple Creek Ranch) when I was 18. My dad drove out with me in my Burnt Orange Pearl Honda Element. It […]

von Trapp Brewing, Stowe, Vermont

Best Vermont Breweries for Summer Day Drinking

It’s a bluebird day in Vermont; one of those rare, perfect weather days you need to take full advantage of. There’s copious sun and the brightest blues up in the sky. Temperatures are pleasant with little humidity and a gentle breeze. When you get days like this in […]

Mothers Day Activities in Vermont

Best Mother’s Day Activities in Vermont

When I was growing up, Mother’s Day was all about brunch. We would put on our frilly, pastel dresses and spend what felt like hours waiting in diners to have a mediocre brunch to celebrate Mom. But, it’s what my mom and grandmom always wanted to do. We would create […]

Peonies at Hilden - Things to Do in Vermont

Made-in-Vermont Gifts for Mothers’ Day

I love the art of giving… More specifically, I love finding the perfect gift at the perfect time for someone special in your life. I spend many hours around the holidays brainstorming and getting creative with gifts. I strive to find something that is 1) unique, 2) useful or […]

Things To Do in Vermont This Spring

5 Things to Do in Vermont This Spring

It’s hard to believe we survived another winter in Vermont. And another mud season has nearly come and gone… I may be on an island on my own, but winter seems to speed up every year. Before we know it, the first signs of new life are popping up […]

Scout Coffee Shop in Vermont

Best Coffee Shops in Burlington, Vermont

Someone asked me yesterday which I prefer: Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks. My answer? Neither. In Vermont—specifically the Burlington area—we have so many options for locally roasted coffee that I never find myself dropping by a coffee chain for a caffeine fix. When it comes to coffee, I don’t […]

Best Vermont Cheese

Vermont’s Cheese Trail: The Best Cheese in Vermont

You know you have a problem when one of the vegetable bins in your fridge is dedicated to Vermont cheese: aged cheddar, extra sharp cheddar, kid-approved mild cheddar, vintage cheddar, alpine cheddar… cheese slices, cheese shreds, cheese snackers. You get the point. See, I have what some might think is a […]

Best Beer Destinations in Vermont

Around the end of January, RateBeer announces their awards for best new brewers, best beers in the world, best beers by style, best beer destinations, and so on. Every year, Vermont is being recognized more extensively for the seriously good craft beer being produced throughout our great state. In 2017, a whole […]

Simon Pearce Restaurant, Valentine's Day in Vermont

Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vermont?

Recommendations for Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Vermont Oh, Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re in the love-it or hate-it category for Valentine’s Day, consider going beyond the chocolate, flowers, and material things this year. Instead, experience something new together and make a lasting memory with your significant other. (Although really, a box […]

Nomad Coffee, Essex, Junction

Nomad Coffee, Essex, Vermont

The Cutest Coffee Truck: Nomad Coffee I’m a sucker for good coffee (the stronger and darker the better). Carrier Roasting Co., Capitol Grounds, Brio Coffee Works, Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea and, of course, the many makers of cold-brew coffee are a few of my ever-evolving favorites in Vermont right now. So, […]

Briliant Massage Therapy - Burlington, Vermont

Brilliant Massage Therapy, Burlington, Vermont

I’m a high-stress, tense, go-go-go individual. I always have been and, I suspect, I always will be. I’m happiest (and most efficient and most fulfilled) when I have numerous competing interests in my life: work, freelance work, blogging, travel, being an attentive partner and dog momma, keeping in […]

Vermont Made Christmas Gift Ideas

Vermont-Made Holidays Gifts for 2016

Made-in-Vermont Christmas Gift Ideas for 2016 I love nothing more than giving gifts. I would rather give gifts than receive something any day. I spend hours on end every Christmas season researching and brainstorming the very best gifts for the people in my life. I always like to […]