Rick Steves Talks Europe…in Vermont

March 27, 2013
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If you have ever traveled to Europe and gone searching for a good guidebook, chances are, you know who Rick Steves is. The author of Europe Through the Back Door, Best of Europe and individual country guides, Rick also hosts a travel show on PBS and offers tours, audio guides, apps, you name it. The […]

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A Burlington Tour for Foodies

October 10, 2012
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Did you know Burlington, Vermont is considered one of the top 10 foodie cities in the country? That’s right, #3, baby. Okay, I’ll admit, that surprised even me–and I love the food scene in Burlington. We are ridiculously blessed with a large number of excellent restaurants serving up locally-grown fare. Up until recently, what we’ve […]

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Trying New Things, Eating Weird Things

October 3, 2012
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I admit it: I am not the most adventurous eater in the world. I can’t bear to watch Andrew Zimmern eating animal testicles and eyeballs and all the other weird shit he eats on behalf of the Travel Channel. I can’t even bear the idea of eating caviar (fish eggs)—one of the world’s delicacies for […]

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Passport Day: March 10

March 6, 2012

Do you have a passport? If not, why not? International travel is a fantastic opportunity and one that not nearly enough Americans (and certainly not enough Vermonters) experience. If you want to see the rest of the world, though, first you need a passport. To encourage more people to take that first step, March 10 […]

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Runaway to Sister’s City

October 24, 2011

In August, I had the pleasure of hosting fellow travel bloggers Juno Kim (Runaway Juno), who hails from Seoul, South Korea, and Stephen Bugno, the Bohemian Traveler. Juno was in the midst of an epic US Road Trip, and when she asked where she should go, naturally, I spoke up on behalf of the beautiful […]

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100 Things to Do in Vermont

March 25, 2011

Most of you reading this blog already know, and if not, could probably have guessed that I don’t make my living as a travel blogger (if only!).  My day job is working at the University of Vermont in the Development and Alumni Relations Office. Last fall, I saw a really cool poster hanging in the […]

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Winter in Vermont

February 1, 2011

Have you ever been outside in a -50 (Fahrenheit) windchill for so long you cried. . . and your tears froze to your eyelashes?  Have you ever slipped on an icy sidewalk and bruised the hell out of yourself?  Have you ever done a 180 in your car and half-buried it in a snowbank after […]

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Restaurant Review: Miguels on Main

October 29, 2010

What did I like about it? I like the cozy little bar in the front of the restaurant–perfect for solo diners who want to be social.  I like the decor – upscale Mexican, tastefully done. There are plenty of two-top tables.  I like the outdoor patio dining, though it was too cold for us to […]

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Photo Blog: Autumn in Vermont

October 19, 2010

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons in Vermont.  I can’t quite decide if I love it more than summer or not. I do love the warmth and sunshine of summer, but there’s something special about the fall. . .If only it weren’t immediately followed by my least favorite season, winter. Autumn is a treat […]

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