Those of you who have been reading this blog for some time probably know that when I’m not traveling solo, I make my home in the Burlington, VT area. I am passionate about this town, because I’ve had the past 24 years to get to know it and discover all its fabulous qualities. So I am always a bit enthusiastic about publicizing–okay, bragging–about those qualities every chance I get. (And no, I don’t get paid by the Vermont Tourism Council to do this.) I’ve even persuaded three different blogger friends to make a stop in Burlington on their New England road trips over the past few years.
When I created SoloFriendly in 2008, one of the first things I did was create my “SoloFriendly Burlington Vermont” pages on why and when to visit, and lodging, dining and activities available in the region. Not a comprehensive list, mind you (that would be exhausting to maintain), but my recommendations as a local. Aside from the occasional deletion of a closed restaurant or minor update on price of something, I haven’t touched those pages since then.
Oh the shame.
Why shame? Because those pages have not been doing Burlington justice. The whole purpose is to share my love for my hometown and possibly persuade some of you out there that yes, Burlington is a great solo travel destination. So I recently undertook a complete editing and revamp of those pages.
Without further ado. . .ta-da! Re-introducing the SoloFriendly Burlington pages! You will always be able to find them using the navigation bar at the top of this blog. Under Destinations, select North America, then Vermont, then SoloFriendly Burlington, VT. The first page is an overview of why Burlington is a great place to visit, how to get around, and what time of year may be best to visit.
Underneath that are pages for:
- Lodging – Where should you stay when you visit? (No, I’m sorry, you can’t all sleep on my couch.)
- Dining – Where should you eat when you’re here?
- Activities – What can you do for fun?
While I’ve updated each of these pages with new information, the biggest difference you’ll notice (if you’ve ever looked at the pages before) is the addition of lots of large photos showcasing the city and surrounding area. When I first created these pages, I was using thumbnail photos of everything. (I don’t know what I was thinking.)
How the heck can you tell how beautiful Burlington is if you can hardly see what’s in the picture??? Bigger is better when it comes to photos on the web. So now you can really see why you should visit.
Please check out the pages. I hope you’ll use them to help you plan your own trip to Vermont, and share them with anyone you know who might be interested in doing the same. By the way, if you ever do make it to Burlington, be sure to drop me an email. If I’m in town and not traveling myself, I can usually squeeze in a quick get-together to meet a fellow solo traveler.