Ski Vermont: A Quick Guide

It’s never too early to begin planning a ski vacation in Vermont. There are an abundance of choices throughout the beautiful Green Mountains, from simple and basic to cutting edge. Stowe– This is perhaps the most well-known of the ski resorts in Vermont. And it’s no wonder, since, according to many, Stowe offers the best […]

Falling Leaves Big Industry in Vermont

It is true that I mostly love to point out to my readers some of the more charming and worthwhile activities here in my home state of Vermont. Every once in a while, however, I like to also point out that I am not the only one, along with my readers, who take an interest […]

Vermont’s Beauty in the Fall Trees

One of the most magnificent sites one can experience in Vermont is the spectacular transformation from summer to fall, and then finally to winter, marked by the colors the deciduous trees turn at this time. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation are predicting an especially abundant leaf show as a result of the […]

Green Mountains and Museums Too?

What do I love about Vermont? The nature, naturally, but there are some indoor visits which can really help understand what Vermont is all about. Vermont has no less than thirteen National Historic Landmarks, thirteen state-owned historic sites, many underwater archeological sites, and more than one hundred National Register historic districts. There are also numerous […]

Beautiful Baskets at Basketville

I simply love wandering around Vermont. The beauty is breathtaking and there are endless places to visit which are always interesting and different. Take, for instance, Basketville. A short drive from Putney in south-central Vermont, Basketville is an outlet store whose contents of handcrafted items for the home will boggle the mind. Here is a […]

Artisan Coffee Vermont Style

I just came across a really neat website called “Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea Company.” Regular readers know that I love to wax poetic about all things Vermont, and now I’ve found something new. Visitors to the website are treated to an easy way to shop for globally sourced and locally roasted “fresh-to-order” coffees; and […]

Spring Has Sprung on Dog Mountain

If you have been following my blog then you know what a harsh winter we have had here in Vermont. I am happy to report that we are finally thawing out, and so Nina and I, and of course Conan, have also been venturing further than the woodshed to grad yet another piece of firewood […]

Terra Cotta Pottery with Garry Childs

I recently read an interesting interview with artist Garry Childs who works in terra cotta. His work is beautiful and it’s always fun to get some insights from an artist about his process. Here is one interesting thing that he said, “They’ve gotten considerably more complex in terms of the carved patterns. I’ve evolved my […]