If you are a foodie like me, your vacation planning probably looks like this.
I hit the web and Google “Things to do in Burlington Vermont.” I find the attractions tab and locate beer/wineries. Listed are Magic Hat, Long Trail Brewery, Wolavers and Otter Creek. Hot damn! I can hit two a day.
On to the wineries. I find a cool map on Vermontwine.com. In the Burlington area, I find Shelburne vineyards, Snow Farm Winery, Charlotte Village Winery and Lincoln Peak . I love visiting local small wineries. I will hit two or three of the wineries.
My beer and wine obviously needs cheese. Hmm. Vermont is known for their cheeses. I head back online and Google “Cheese farms near Burlington Vermont.” Shazam! I come across Vermont Farm Tours. A bit expensive but you get a guided tour to two or three cheese farms, a three course picnic lunch and a cheese and wine/beer pairing. What a day that will be.
What’s next? Maple syrup? I stumble upon Robb Family Farm in Brattleborow, VT. It says I can enjoy the landscape from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. The farm offers maple syrup and maple candy as well as natural raised beef.
There is no secret that Ben and Jerry’s is in Vermont so I check the map to see how far from Burlington it is. Pretty close. Chunky Monkey anyone?
I’m exhausted and stuffed but I have lots of cool pics, met some cool farmers and got my food and drink on.
How do you plan your vacation?
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