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Hello, and welcome to my second installment of experiences and photos from our recent Vermont summer trip! For a more proper introduction to this mini-series, be sure to check out East Coast Excursions – Part 1: Woodstock, VT.

If you arrived at this post via the link at the end of the aforementioned, thanks for reading!

‘All work and no play…’ Well, I’m sure you could finish that age-old adage. Besides ‘making Jack a dull boy’, a lack of appropriately-balanced recreation is linked to elevated stress levels, which may, in turn, present other negative effects as well… (why do I feel like I am typing out the thesis for a high-school term paper?!)

My point? Ah yes, my point: though our purpose of the trip was to volunteer, we were able to take some time off to enjoy the hidden gems that a Vermont summer has to offer.

While many people view the Green Mountain State as one primarily oriented around winter sports, if you happen upon the option to visit Vermont in the summer, here are some activities that you don’t want to miss! Continue Reading … East Coast Excursions – Part 2: Summer Things To Do In VT


“Traveling: it leaves you speechless, and then turns you into a storyteller.” Or, blogger. 🙂

As alluded to in previous posts, my husband and I, along with his family, voyaged East last month to spend some time volunteering. We stayed in a remote city of Vermont, called Ludlow, which has a population of approximately 800.

This required a drive anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half in order to find residents.

Some of these homes were nestled so deeply into the side of a mountain that, even in a versatile SUV with 4-wheel drive, we almost could not reach them! It was not a good commute for the faint-of-heart, though, it was extremely beautiful, serene, and rewarding.

At the start and conclusion of our volunteering week, we scheduled some time to do a bit of sightseeing. For the first installment of this East Coast Excursions series, I wanted to share some highlights from our first day, which was spent in a quaint village named Woodstock, Vermont.

Continue Reading … East Coast Excursions – Part 1: Woodstock, Vermont