Get Lost in Vermont – Vermont General Store Portal

Pay attention to what happens next. Despite being on the brink of closing, the stores seldom do; someone or something almost always saves the day. 

It got me to wondering. What’s so important with these old dusty stores that they can never close? I investigated

Things to do in Shelburne Vermont – Part 1

When we decided to move to Vermont four years ago, we just knew Burlington. We traveled for years to the city by the lake to partake in the food, beer and the quirkiness that I think our lives needed more of.  Once we had kids we saw it as a mecca for families but when…

Get Lost in Vermont : The Man Cave on Humpback Whale Street

The tenth of fifty fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide, because even the locals don’t know they don’t exist. Get Lost in Vermont: The Man Cave on Humpback Whale Street Soon after outing the Shelburne Tunnel in my previous Get Lost, Ed the gentleman who revealed its location…

Three Years in Shelburne

Three years ago this weekend, we moved from the beaches of Delaware to the hills of Vermont.  There hasn’t been a moment of regret for me despite the long winters.  The mild summer makes all the effort worth it, plus we’ve added in some winter sports to our activities list.  I created a video of…

Get Lost in Vermont – Vermont’s Naked Summer of 1937

Vermont’s Naked Summer of 1937 Sometimes it feels like the internet hasn’t come to Vermont.  News of what happens here, including odd historical fads, never leave the boundaries of this great state.  No trend was more unusual than Vermont’s Summer of 1937.  A summer marked by high temperatures, low rainfall, and nudity.  Record scratch!  Yes,…

Get Lost in Vermont – Tsar Island

The seventh of fifty possibly fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves, and if you go, you’ll soon learn why. Tsar Island I was researching some of Lake Champlain’s smaller islands when I discovered the peculiar history of Potato Island….

Get Lost in Vermont – The House with Mirrored Windows

The fifth of fifty possibly fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves and if you go, you’ll soon learn why. The House with Mirrored Windows There’s an old Victorian house just west of Ludlow that once belonged in a Norman…

Get Lost In Vermont – The Vampires of the Northeast Kingdom

The first of fifty places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves and if you go you’ll soon learn why. The Vampires of the Northeast Kingdom Despite all the signs, most residents of Vermont will never see a moose. The ones who…