The Lake House Pub & Grille on Bomoseen

The Lake House Pub & Grille, Bomoseen, Vermont

I remember the first time I stepped inside the Lake House Pub & Grille, located on Route 30 overlooking Lake Bomoseen. I was meeting a friend from Killington nearly 10 years ago, and I fell hard for the little hole in the wall with stunning views of the lake, which […]

275 Main, Pitcher Inn, Best Restaurants in Vermont

The Best Vermont Restaurants You’ve Never Heard Of

There is no shortage of excellent restaurants in Vermont. I’m not talking just farm-to-table, splurge-worthy restaurants either. From divey taco shops (looking at you, Mad Taco) to wood-fired burger joints (hello, Worthy Burger) to beer bars with the best nachos you’ll ever eat (I’m coming for you, Blackback Pub), […]

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 […]

Cold Brewtus

Cold Brew Coffee Makes a Splash in Vermont

I’m one of those people for whom coffee is a sacred morning ritual. It’s not necessarily about the caffeine—although who doesn’t like an extra pep in their step—but rather the act of sipping down with a piping hot coffee before starting the day. With so many good coffee producers […]

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 […]

Vermont Top Chefs - Five Questions

5 Questions with Vermont’s Top Chefs

Between high school and college, I took on my first hospitality job at a Relais & Châteaux property in Darby, Montana: Triple Creek Ranch. I was fortunate to learn the ins and outs of fine dining from a chef who set the staff aside before service every day to […]

Tata Harper Farm, Bridport, Vermont

Made-in-Vermont: Tata Harper Skin Care

A study a few years ago showed how much time Americans spend grooming by state. Not surprisingly, Vermont came in first with the least amount of time spent on personal grooming activities daily (28 minutes on average, a full 10 minutes less than the 50-state average). Since I’ve been living […]

Yellow Farmhouse Inn, Waitsfield, Vermont

The Yellow Farmhouse Inn, Waitsfield, Vermont

Waitsfield, Vermont is my go-to destination in Vermont for a night away. It’s a hop, skip and an Appalachian Gap from Middlebury and is home to some of my favorite restaurants and watering holes in the state (have you tried Mad Taco or Peasant yet?). The Mad River […]

Simon Pearce Glassware - Vermont Wedding Gift

Vermont Wedding Gifts

I was stunned when I found out that Vermont is second only to Hawaii in destination weddings. But then again, it’s pretty obvious why… Vermont’s red barns, endless mountain ranges and quintessential charm—not to mention the talented wedding photographers, florists and chefs who call Vermont home—combine to create the perfect backdrop for rustic […]

Topnotch Resort, Stowe, Vermont

Topnotch Resort, Stowe, Vermont

Wooded cabins, quaint inns and rustic lodges are quintessential Vermont lodging options. But as Vermont becomes more of an international destination in all seasons, luxury resorts are stepping up their game and becoming popular choices for families and couples alike—and especially in ski towns. Topnotch Resort, located on 120 acres […]

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 […]