Summer in the Green Mountain State
Happy *Official* Summer, guys!
Jumping around here a bit, to share some photos closer to home (I'll get back to blog posts from my Alaskan road trip soon, I promise!). This past month, I had the pleasure to journey to our neighboring state of Vermont not once, but two times! As odd as it sounds, I never spent much time in the Green Mountain state before this. It was always just the state I drove through to get to New Hampshire or Maine. I have to admit, I've truly been missing out on some of the best the Northeast has to offer by doing this. I've definitely fallen in love with the countryside and mountains here!
At the beginning of the month, V and I were invited to spend a weekend at the Vermont Cabin, owned by Jenny McClary and Allie Leepson. The two have done such an incredible job renovating this mountain home! Located in Southern Vermont's ski area, this place exuded après ski level cozy.
Can not recommend this cabin enough! If you're a part-time (or full-time) city dweller like us, this is the perfect place to hit "reset". The drive through the country-side to get here is almost reward enough! The cabin is on Airbnb, and can be booked here.
A couple weeks after our little cabin escape, I was invited to join Hippeas at nearby Stratton Mountain to attend Wanderlust Festival. As I mentioned earlier, I really haven't paid enough attention to this state in the past, and that was such a huge mistake! Having only ever skied on Stratton as a kiddo, I've never experienced the mountain without its blanket of snow. It's a whole other world of green forests and fields upon fields of wildflowers! I was so blown away by the beauty of this place. And to attend a festival that literally submerges you in these natural surroundings while practicing yoga & meditation was just icing on the cake. This was without a doubt the most relaxing "work" weekend I've experienced in quite some time. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that we were supplied with tons of yummy (and healthy!) Hippeas snacks to keep us going. :)
Hope you all have a safe + happy holiday week!