Best Staycation Ideas for a Lower Carbon Footprint

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Nature Conservancy. All opinions are 100% mine. If you feel a vacation calling your name, check out the best staycation ideas for a lower carbon footprint thanks to The Nature Conservancy. Now that the holidays are over, many people start thinking about taking a […]

Taconic Mountain Ramble Hike in Hubbardton Vermont

Lately, I have been working far too many hours so when my son asked me to hike the Taconic Mountain Ramble with him, I agreed. I enjoy hiking although most of my hiking is more like walking with some rocks and bridges to cross. Both of the kids have hiked the Ramble before but I […]

Hilton Burlington for Vermont Family Travel

If you’re looking for Vermont family travel destinations, you’ll want to look at the Hilton Burlington. Burlington is the largest city in Vermont and there are many different family attractions and activities you can enjoy in the area. Thank you to the Hilton Burlington for paying for my accommodations so I could enjoy the area. […]

Simon Pearce Glass Blowing

I’ll be heading to Simon Pearce Glass Blowing in Queeche, Vermont to visit their showroom. I’ve decided to step back a bit from the craziness this year and slow down. I’m putting more thought into the gifts I buy and the commitments I accept. I want to be more relaxed this Christmas and able to […]

Haunted Places in Castleton Vermont

With Halloween only a week or so away, many people start to think about scary movies and stories. I love watching scary movies about haunted houses and, I just recently learned that there are several haunted places in Castleton Vermont. I’m not sure I actually believe in haunted places but they are fun to think about […]

Hathaway Farm Corn Maze in Rutland Vermont for Fall

I have always wanted to get lost in a corn maze but until this year, I had never been. Now that the kids are older, they’re off with their friends. Marty cannot manage all the walking involved in wandering through the corn maze. I decided that there was no reason I couldn’t enjoy the Hathaway […]

Fall Wildcrafting in Vermont

I’ve enjoyed fall wildcrafting in Vermont for several years. If you’re not familiar with the term, wildcrafting is gathering herbs and plants from the wild for either food or medicinal reasons. Wildcrafting is different than gardening. When you garden, you’re picking things you’ve planted. When you wildcraft, you’re gathering things that grow wild. Fall Wildcrafting […]

What to do Around Lake Champlain

The leaves have started to change here in Rutland County but we still have a few more weeks to go before we are at the peak of leaf season. Since the leaves change colors to the north of us first, now is the perfect time to head toward Lake Champlain, Vermont. If you’re wondering what […]

Vermont Fall Activities for Families to Enjoy Together

There are so many Vermont fall activities for families that I’m looking forward to this year. Both kids are out of school so I know we’ll have a bit more time to enjoy the occasional afternoon together. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I just love the beautiful colors of the […]

Best Vermont Foliage Drives

It’s almost one of my favorite times of the year – fall! Fall in Vermont is gorgeous because of the changing leaves. I’ve lived in the North East for most of my life, so the changing colors of the leaves are something I’m used to.  There are certain areas of Vermont that have a more […]