Activities

From beer and music festivals to art hops, activities and events in the state of Vermont to travel like a local.

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 […]

Visiting Vermont: 2017 Vermont Bucket List

Visiting Vermont: Your 2017 Bucket List

Visiting Vermont this year? Here’s your 2017 bucket list for exploring Vermont like a local. Every year, I try to play tourist in my own backyard and explore new-to-me places in Vermont as much as possible. There are so many hidden gems in the Green Mountain State that I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stowe Brewers Festival Vermont

Summer Events in Vermont

The sudden pop of leaves and blooms this week has me jonzing for full-blown summer. Cold beer, time on the lake and in the garden, and copious Vitamin D are on all my checklist for making the most of this summer, along with a host of summer events in […]

Lawsons Finest Liquids

Meet Sean Lawson: Lawson’s Finest Liquids

It’s a big day for craft beer in Vermont. Lawson’s Finest Liquids announced this morning that they will be opening a larger brewery, tap room and retail space in Waitsfield, Vermont, in the next year or so. Since Lawson’s start in the Mad River Valley eight years ago, locals and visitors […]

Best Vermont Brewers

5 Questions with Vermont’s Best Brewers

It’s no secret that I drink a lot—maybe too much—Vermont craft beer. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know some of Vermont’s best brewers well. Truth be told, they fascinate me. It takes a certain type of person to dedicate themselves to mastering the art of craft beer in such […]

Jennifer Kahn, Bernie Pendant

#FeelTheBern: Vermont Businesses Supporting Bernie

I fondly remember when Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took part in the Warren Fourth of July celebration every year. Bernie would stroll down the parade route on Main Street by himself—dressed in sneakers and an untucked collared shirt—waving to his people. For Vermonters, Bernie’s bid for the Democratic nomination is about more […]

Beer with a View at Trapp Lager Brewery, Stowe, Vermont

Top 10 Breweries in Vermont to Visit in 2016

Back in the summer of 2009 when Vermont was just starting to gain recognition as a leading producer of craft beer in the US, I finished the Vermont beer passport program from the Vermont Brewers’ Association in three days. Back then, it was manageable to drink your way around the state in […]

Visit the Mad River Valley, Waitsfield, Vermont

Visit Vermont: The Mad River Valley

If I had to choose one town to live in for the rest of my life, I would pick Waitsfield, Vermont, every time. When I hit the peak of the Appalachian Gap and start making my way down into the Mad River Valley, I get a giddy “welcome home” feeling even though […]