Blogs from Stowe, Vermont, United States, North America


North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe August 15th 2017

If you’re looking for a great North American skiing adventure, one that combines top-rated accommodations, perfect snow conditions, and gorgeous scenery, several destinations across the United States meet your needs. But you can’t beat the New England area, with its cold winters,for some of the best-known snowboarding locales. The state of Vermont is a great choice. Located along the border with Canada’s Quebec province to the north, New York to the west, Massachusetts to the south, and Maine to the east, Vermont is known for its lush autumn foliage, its pure maple syrup, and the Green Mountain range. Ranked the seventh coldest state in the U.S., Vermont is definitely ski and snowboard country. Stowe Mountain ( Located just outside the town of Stowe, it gives visitors the option to ski two peaks: Mount Mansfield, one of ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe December 14th 2016

We stayed on a beautiful horse farm and explored the mountains!... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe October 25th 2016

As we were now half way through the trip most people were starting to run out of clean clothes to wear so it was decided that we needed to have a laundry day. Initially we were going to use the facilities at the hotel but after some advice from the main desk we were advised to head to a proper launderette. It turns out that the process was a little more confusing than first expected and we needed the help of the person running the launderette, it was pretty pricey to get everything we needed as well! When it came to the drying we thought one dryer would be enough however, it was nowhere enough and we needed 6 dryers going to finally dry all the clothes. Once all the laundry was done everyone else wanted ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe October 24th 2016

Today we were going zip lining which was one of the things I was most looking forward to doing. We started the day with a good breakfast with a lot choices available. As we were about to leave Grant announced that Jack would not be going because he thought that he would be too heavy for the zip lining, I was certain this was not the case as I would not have booked it for him if he could not go on it. On the way we got stuck in a traffic jam as there were some roadworks going on meaning I had to call ahead to let the guides know that we were going to be late, thankfully we were the only group completing the course that day and they were fine with waiting. Once ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe October 23rd 2016

Typically when I woke up in the morning the rain had finally stopped which was very irritating especially as when leaving Montreal I saw the theme park! It was my turn to drive the car again and I had a very easy drive to the American border after taking one wrong turn along the way. Sadly I chose the wrong lane of traffic when queuing to get through border control and it took a very long time before we made it to the front. We were entering the USA at the Vermont border and the further we travelled through Vermont the more beautiful it became; this was somewhere that I could very easily live in. To get to Stowe we needed to cross through a mountain but the closer we go to this road we could ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe October 17th 2016

I usually use this space to describe a far away, exotic locale to which I have ventured. But not today. Today, I want to meditate on the joys of a warm October day in the forests of my home of Stowe, Vermont. I took advantage of this unseasonably warm day in the 70sF to stroll through the forest behind my house, and, in doing so, to luxuriate in the slanting light that filtered through the bombastic red sugar maple leaves and the holy yellows of the birches. These are the glorious autumn tints of which Thoreau wrote about. During the time I rambled through the crunching leaves and imbibed in the sweet smell of decay, I could forget for a while about our roiling contemporary discourse. I could heal myself in nature's balm. I could keep ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe October 10th 2013

Summer is coming to an end and the leaves in New England are all turning to different shades of yellows, golds and reds. It's a beautiful time of the year, one that Sally and I both miss very much. The fall colors have already peaked in parts of Northern New England and are progressing slowly southward. Sally and I are getting ready to leave Connecticut and head back to Phoenix next Tuesday and we wanted to take a trip north to see the fall colors in Vermont. It's also the only state in New England that we haven't traveled to yet so we decided to head off for a two day trip to the Waterbury/Stowe area of north central Vermont. We left the campground Monday morning and headed up interstate 91 thru western Massachusetts into Vermont. ... read more
Kringle Candle Company
Kringle Country Store

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe October 1st 2013

October 1, 2013 I DID IT! I have now been to all 50 of the great United States of America! Vermont did it for me today. I will also be nice and mention that Joe finished his 50 several days ago. Oh, it was so hard to leave our friends' beautiful coastal Maine home this morning. We had such a good time with them and they pampered us way too much. This morning one of their neighbor's sailboats was missing from its mooring. He'd taken it to dry storage, a sure sign winter is on its way. It seemed incongruous with the 70 degree plus temperatures we were enjoying. As Joe was putting our suitcases in the car, a young woman jogging by yelled out, "You can't leave now, the weather is perfect!" And it was. ... read more
White Mountains, NH
White Mountains, NH
White Mountains, NH

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe September 23rd 2013

Phillip cooked us breakfast this morning and introduced us to his daughter, Layla. He has travelled the world and adopted her during a two year stay in Azerbaijan. His life story was fascinating and we enjoyed talking with him throughout our scrumptious eggs and potatoes. Big shout out to him and his route suggestion which took us on the most beautiful scenic drive up through Massachusetts and Vermont. There are plenty of places to buy maple products throughout New England, but we wanted to wait and buy it from a Vermont farm. Just a ways into Vermont we saw a sign for a small maple farm down a little turn off. We pulled up to several large fields of cows and a small farmhouse with a sign on the barn saying something along the lines of, ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe October 16th 2011

Geo: 44.4653, -72.685Today was going to be a hiking day. This was important because I started off the day with a crepe that was probably way too fattening and sweet to be a breakfast, but it was. It had caramelized peaches with mascarpone cheese and raspberry syrup. Oh my!It looked to be a rain free day so I set off for the Smugglers Notch State Park. There was a hiking path to a pond that I wanted to take that was supposed to be about 2 hours. The road through Smugglers Notch is only open part of the year and I could see why! Once you get past the gondola area, the road becomes very windy, narrow and lined with giant boulders. It was one of those roads that I don't like to drive on, but ... read more
Trapp Lodge

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