Vermont, An Explorer’s Guide debuted in 1983 as a primer on the rural state and its sights. In the more-than-30 years since, Vermont has evolved as a travel destination with lively small cities as well as iconic villages, a booming culinary scene and cultural riches to complement the Green Mountains State’s natural beauty.
Published In 2015 the 14th edition the Guide documents Vermont’s own revival as a destination. Since the small state is home to more brewers and cheese-makers per capita than any other, food writer Alice Levitt has joined original co-author Christina Tree to pay due homage to the emerging flavors. As senior food writer at Vermont’s alternative weekly, Seven Days, Levitt’s finger is on the pulse of all things gustatory in the Green Mountains. Her expertise matches Tree’s intimate knowledge of Vermont’s byways, honed over decades working on travel guides and as a regular contributor to publications, including Yankee Magazine and The Boston Globe
Vermont is not an in-your-face kind of place. Most of things residents and frequent travelers alike love best about it are not obvious. That’s why even locals can benefit from this edition’s exploration of everything from well-traveled ski resorts and the Ben & Jerry’s factory to largely undiscovered craft studios, swimming holes and tiny eateries. In this edition, a new emphasis has also been placed on Vermont esoterica, including strange shops, quirky destinations and the best cemeteries.
This information isn’t collected anywhere online. Nowhere on the web can travelers find overviews of each Vermont region filled with all the must-sees, must-stays and must-eats therein. The authors offer the kind of honest guidance derived not just from a single but repeated visits, plus an expertise on the best Vermont CONTACT: co-authors Alice Levitt / Christina Tree