Lareau Farm & American Flatbread, Waitsfield, Vermont

Lareau Farm in Waitsfield—home to a classic, 13-room Vermont inn and the original American Flatbread—isn’t the type of place I would normally consider staying. We usually opt for B&Bs and inns that have personality but are more luxurious than our own home. But when I needed two rooms […]

Country Driving Tours

Zoom, Zoom: Vermont Fall Foliage Road Trip

Road tripping in Vermont is one of our favorite weekend activities—that is, whenever the roads are snow-free (so, what, six months out of the year? Ha.) Even though many roads are still cavernous from frost heaves, no one will argue with me that foliage season is the best time of the year to explore […]

Town Hall Theater - Middlebury, Vermont

Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, Vermont

Doesn’t it seem that the best presents are always the ones you would never buy for yourself? Listening to the Alt—a powerhouse trio of Irish and Scottish musicians—recently at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont, was one of those experiences. When a family friend who hosts a Celtic radio show down […]

Double Dose at Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek Brewing, Middlebury, Vermont

Otter Creek Brewing (OCB) is my local watering hole and has been since I could legally drink. Back then, samples were free-flowing, and you could go behind the scenes on tours of the facility. Now, Otter Creek Brewing’s distribution is much greater and the beer much better (Copper Ale […]

Outside Happy Valley Orchards

Happy Valley Orchard, Middlebury, Vermont

It’s (finally) fall here in Vermont, which means apple season! Happy Valley Orchards, located on Quarry Road in Middlebury, Vermont, has the best cider donuts in the area. Naturally, it’s a favorite spot of ours once the seasons change. Yesterday was the first chilly day of the fall, […]

Worthy Burger

Worthy Burger, South Royalton, Vermont

A fellow foodie friend of mine was shocked I hadn’t been to Worthy Burger, a craft beer and burger bar in South Royalton, Vermont, a small village in the Upper Valley that’s home to Vermont Law School. I’m always on a mission to find the best burger in Vermont and […]

Don't Jersey Vermont

“Don’t Jersey Vermont”

I remember when I first came to Vermont to visit Middlebury College, which is when my love affair with the Green Mountain state began. I was 16 or 17, and it was my first time ever in Vermont. Growing up in Princeton, there were Beemers and Audis in the parking […]

Ripton General Store Sign, Ripton, Vermont

Ripton General Store, Ripton, Vermont

Vermont’s General Stores pique my interest… you never know what you’re going to find when you step inside. We always stop at Country Stores when we’re travelling around the state to see what kind of unique things we can find collected under one roof. General Stores in Vermont have so […]

Sample Tray at Trapp Lager Brewing, Stowe, Vermont

Craft Breweries in Vermont

The state of Vermont might be small, but beer is big here; currently there are 34 craft breweries in the Green Mountain state. According to the Brewer’s Association state craft beer production and sales data from 2013, Vermont boasts 6.38 breweries per 100,000 people (ranking first nationally). In 2013, […]

Mad River Barn from the Front

Mad River Barn, Waitsfield, Vermont

Located 1.7 miles from Mad River Glen, Mad River Barn is a destation for skiiers (and non-skiiers like me) alike. The current owners, Andrew and Heather, recently underwent a huge renovation, and they’re about to experience their first foliage season with the inn and restaurant. Mad River Barn is really gorgeous […]