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  • Moving to Vermont and Finding Our Way Home
    Moving to Vermont and Finding Our Way Home

    It seems like a lifetime ago when Dave and I packed up our Boston condo and headed to Vermont. Back in 2006, we were brave and carefree. We had quit our jobs in the city and moved north for a better life. I was raised...

  • The Old Round Church in Richmond
    The Old Round Church in Richmond

    The Old Round Church in Richmond is one of the most iconic buildings in Vermont. Built in 1813, the church was originally designed for Vermont town meetings and church services. These days, this National Historic Landmark is open to the public during the summer and...

  • A Touch of Gray: Cloudy Days in Burlington
    A Touch of Gray: Cloudy Days in Burlington

    -One of many cloudy days in Burlington Exactly 20 years ago, I was living in the Seattle area interning at a weekly newspaper and waiting tables at the Brown Bag Cafe.  I loved the Pacific Northwest, but the grayness was hard to take.  One day in...

  • Blueberries and Bluegrass at a Owls Head Farm
    Blueberries and Bluegrass at a Owls Head Farm

    Ever since I moved back to Vermont nearly six years ago, Owl's Head Blueberry Farm has been on my list of places to visit. Located in Richmond, the farm offers blueberry picking seven days a week in July and August. One of the things that makes...

  • Shelburne Farms in Winter
    Shelburne Farms in Winter

    I've visited Shelburne Farms quite a few times over the past several years. But last week was the first time I've ever been to the 1,400-acre working farm and national historic landmark in winter. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms was established in...

  • Perkins Pier in Burlington
    Perkins Pier in Burlington

    A place I love to visit in Burlington is Perkins Pier on Lake Champlain. With views of the Adirondack Mountains in the distance, I can spend countless hours here admiring sailboats and powerboats out in the harbor and docked near the shore. Located at the foot...

  • A Vermont Cheese Festival Comes to Shelburne
    A Vermont Cheese Festival Comes to Shelburne

    On Sunday Dave and I spent the day at the Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival at Shelburne Farms. The event showcased dozens of Vermont cheesemakers, wineries, breweries and food producers. We ate loads of delicious cheese and sampled plenty of local wine and beer. It was a really...

  • A Bird’s Eye View from Mount Philo
    A Bird’s Eye View from Mount Philo

    -A view from the top of Mount Philo in Charlotte I thought the weekend was going to be a total washout, so I was thrilled to wake up to sunshine on Sunday morning. The haze from the recent heat wave was finally gone, so Dave and...

  • Shelburne Shipyard and the Ticonderoga
    Shelburne Shipyard and the Ticonderoga

    Over the weekend I stopped by Shelburne Shipyard, a marina on Lake Champlain. Founded in 1820, Shelburne Shipyard built a series of steamboats in the 19th and early 20th centuries that provided vital marine transportation in the Champlain Valley. Twelve side-wheel steamboats were built at the...

  • Underwater Treasures: Lake Champlain Shipwrecks
    Underwater Treasures: Lake Champlain Shipwrecks

    Lake Champlain is one of the most historic lakes in North America. The lake, which became a vital transportation corridor in the 19th century, was a location for military activity and battles during the French and British military conflict, the Revolutionary War, and the War...