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Stowe Away to Vermont This Fall for Apple Picking, Hiking and Colorful Foliage

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

In the fall months, when the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, there is no better time to take a relaxing weekend away from the city and head to nearby Stowe, Vermont. The quaint town of Stowe, with a population of just over 4,000, is most known as a wintertime wonderland. The mountains of Vermont are the perfect East Coast option for skiers, but the fall also brings brilliant foliage colors ablaze, outdoor activities, fine dining, spa retreats and special events to satisfy any traveler. To get the ball rolling, here’s a list of things to do, places to eat and where to stay while visiting this autumn.

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Vermont Offers First Bites of 2012 Harvest

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

Thanks to its widespread support of artisanal farms and “cottage” food producers, Vermont is a delicious destination at any time of year...but fall brings particular bounty. No wonder locals, neighboring New Englanders and even Tri-State residents look forward to it.... Read More

Things to See & Do in Vermont During the Fall

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With the 5th annual Naked Table Lunch in downtown Woodstock rounding out August’s final weekend, Vermont got a head start on the harvest festival season—as befits the northernmost New England state. Thanks to its widespread support of artisanal farms and “cottage” food producers, Vermont is a delicious destination at any time of year…but fall brings particular bounty. No wonder locals, neighboring New Englanders and even Tri-State residents look forward to it.... Read More

New Life Hiking Spa Opens for 35th Season

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The New Life Hiking Spa located in Killington, Vermont, recently opened for its 35th season on May 17, 2012. The spa opens annually from mid-May through the end of September for hiking and spa vacations in the verdant Green Mountains. Jimmy LeSage, M.S., founded the New Life Hiking Spa in 1978. “I came up with the idea of New Life after attending a six week yoga retreat in Val Morin, Canada in 1977,” said Mr. LeSage. “I had been living and working in Vermont for a few years after graduating with a degree in education from Florida State University and took the opportunity to use a ski hotel in the summers for my idea in 1978.” The special Vermont retreat moved to Killington from its original site in Stratton Mountain. The... Read More

Okemo Mountain A Great Travel Destination for Winter Sports

Feb 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Are you in need of a winter weekend getaway? Then head up to Vermont for a stay at Okemo Mountain Resort. Located less than three hours north of Boston, the property has everything you will need for an all-inclusive stay including fun on the slopes and the chance to pamper yourself with a luxury spa treatment.... Read More

9 Top Tours for Cheese-Loving Travelers

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

A restored farm built in 1910, Harley Farms is a down-to-earth, welcoming nine-acre space with more than 200 goats. They produce award-winning chevre, fromage blanc, ricotta, and feta and offer year-round, hands-on tours to curious cheese eaters.... Read More

9 Top Tours for Cheese-Loving Travelers

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Cheese lovers are not quiet or shy about their passions. From salty blue cheeses and runny Camemberts, to a sharp Cheddar or smooth goat cheese, flavors rarely border on bland or boring. And cheese aficionados are rarely anything less than opinionated. But no matter your preference (stinky vs. subtle, runny vs. hard), to witness the process of making cheese is to delve deeper into a lengthy process of curdling, stretching, washing, and ripening. And there are places the world over where this process can be discovered firsthand by curious cheese-loving travelers.... Read More

10 Chocolate Factories to Explore Around the World

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Set in the Swiss countryside, Maison Cailler is one of the founders of milk chocolate. Straying from the commonly used powdered milk, Alexandre-Louis Cailler used fresh cows' milk to create that creamy texture we associate today with milk chocolate. Maison Cailler isn't afraid of sharing, so visitors can partake in classes on truffle making (complete with choco-vernacular and a Cailler apron) before they wander the grounds of the magnificent Swiss home, which always smells of chocolate.... Read More

10 Chocolate Factories to Explore Around the World

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  2 Comments

The word connoisseur is thrown around too easily these days. Knowing how to sniff brandy, aerate your red wine, or distinguish between East and West Coast oysters is simply a matter of taste. Likewise, knowing the joys of nibbling on small squares of 70% dark chocolate with a hint of sea salt does not an expert make. It makes a true appreciator of the finer things in life; it makes a savvy tastemaker. If you’re vying to upgrade from bystander to real connoisseur (from social chocolate-lover to official taste-tester), it’s time to go behind the scenes.... Read More

Twin Farms Provides Luxury Vermont Retreat

Sep 29, 2010  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Luxury Resorts: Imagine a place nestled far in the Vermont woods on 300 acres where the only thing you will hear from your private cottage is the distant call of a bird or the light rustling of leaves from a passing buck.... Read More

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