My girlfriend and I are considering moving for a fairly short period (probably 3-6 months) from our expensive NYC apartment to an inexpensive, secluded house somewhere in the Northeast (upstate NY, Vermont, etc.) We would like advice on where/how to do this. [more inside]
After returning from a month away, we discovered green mold (or something resembling mold) growing on and around the cat's litter box in our basement. I have removed the litter box and anything else covered in the green stuff, and I started running a dehumidifier in the basement. What steps should I take to ensure that I eradicate the stuff and that my family (including a baby and the cat) remain safe?
My wife and I are thinking about going to Vermont for our honeymoon in September. We'd like to go somewhere relaxing and were thinking about a bed and breakfast. Any suggestions on where to stay and what to do? Thanks!
My fiancée and I are hoping to spend a fortnight in New England for our honeymoon in October. I'd love your advice on how to make our honeymoon run smoothly! [more inside]
What are some good golf courses in northern VT? [more inside]
What interview questions should I ask Bill McKibben? I'm interviewing him for our community blog, and would like to do this well. [more inside]
I want to ski on this Sunday, likely either in Stowe or Killington. Help me find out if the conditions are worth the drive! [more inside]
Recommendations for Vermont-based writers, artists, intellectuals, jack/jill of all trades folks that might be willing to speak (for free, or nominal fee) at our graduate program graduation ceremony? [more inside]
We are going camping this summer though upper New York state, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. 2 adults, 1 senior citizen, 1 small, well-behaved dog. We are looking for dog-friendly campgrounds that might also have a cabin option. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good winter getaway hotel or B&B in Northern New England? Hoped-for criteria inside. [more inside]
"And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast." Can you really eat pie for breakfast in Vermont? If so, please help make this dream a reality! Request for restaurant & nearby place to stay. [more inside]
Guides, books, tips, caveats for renting out our Vermont cabin? [more inside]
Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
What steps will I need to take to be teaching by next fall? [more inside]
My partner and I are planning a week's vacation, focused on hiking, in mid- to late October. We are trying to figure out where in the Adirondacks, Vermont, etc. we should go. [more inside]
Where to backpack for a week in Maine/Vermont/New Hampshire in September? [more inside]
I recently acquired 1.6 acres in Vermont and want to decorate my house with botanical illustrations of the trees on the property. I've found historic drawings by Michaux, Jaume Saint-Hilaire, and Bessa, but it seems as though I can only by prints from one website, and they are around $140 each. There must be a less extravagant option. They need not be historic, but they should be legible and help identify what can be seen through a nearby window. [more inside]
I want to go on a one day bike trip in upstate NY or VT-- less than a 2h drive from Montreal. Where should I go? Details about what I want inside. [more inside]
What is the relationship between American Flatbread and Flatbread Company? [more inside]
Job ideas for a burned out teacher (preferably in Burlington, VT)? [more inside]
Where should I and my girlfriend live in or around Burlington, VT while I attend UVM as a doctoral student? [more inside]
What is the green flag with a blue canton that appears on the back of the uniforms of the University of Vermont's men's basketball team? It can be seen fairly clearly here and here. [more inside]
A few weeks ago, you guys helped to reassure me that I could drive from Atlanta to Vermont in December. Now, I'm asking you to offer some suggestions for that drive. The plan is to drive for three days, stopping after about 6 hours of driving each day, and arriving in Vermont on the third day. I'm looking for suggested routes and cities-towns-villages to stop in that would have some combination of a) cool place to spend the night, b) a nifty place to get a bite to eat, and/or c) something cool to see/do. Thanks for any suggestions!
My sister planned a trip for us to Vermont next weekend, and we are driving up from the Boston area on Friday morning. We will be heading to the western side of the Green Mountains (in between Arlington and Manchester), and I'd love your recommendations for everything and anything in the area and along the way. [more inside]
Where should I go hiking in central Vermont with my dog for maximum leaf peeping and scenic vistas? [more inside]
Are we crazy to think of driving from Atlanta to Vermont in late December? We have reservations at a great loft-barn-cabin and we have our favorite table at our favorite restaurant reserved for a New Year's Eve dinner, but the flights are so expensive right now. How much stress will we add to our lives if we drive? (It's not the length of the trip that worries us ... it's the potential for winter weather that Georgians don't know how to deal with.)
Can anyone recommend a tattoo shop in southern Vermont? Wedding band tattoo advice welcome as well. [more inside]
Travel plans through the Northeast (New England States) Looking for the fun/quirky ideas. [more inside]
Help me plan my trip from Boston to Burlington, Vermont next weekend! [more inside]
Where to find data to appeal a real estate assessment? [more inside]
What the difference between Eugene, OR, Vermont and Austin, TX? [more inside]
Can I get my VT Operator's License now, or do I need to wait three months? [more inside]
Approximately how long would it take to ride a bicycle from Burlington to Vergennes, VT at a leisurely pace? Also, is it a hilly route? [more inside]
I'm turning 30 in two weeks. Help me find a great ~4-day trip not too far from New York to celebrate it. [more inside]
Recommend a decent motel in Burlington, Vt, and the coolest restaurants in town? [more inside]
Wilder, VT versus Lebanon/Hanover NH. I recently got a job in Hanover, NH. I am looking for places to live and am trying to decide between living in the Lebanon/Hanover area or a cheaper place that I found in Wilder, VT. [more inside]
Hi, MeFi's collective oracle. I was wondering if anyone out there has ever successfully rented as vacation accommodations a dorm room from either UVM, Burlington College or Goddard College in Burlington, Vermont. I'm planning a Memorial-Day getaway there and, because my needs are few, I figured that staying in a dorm room might be the most cost-effective option. Any tips, tricks or other insights would be gratefully received!
Seeking places in Northern New England to take our puppy! [more inside]
Obscure New England? I've seen the best, what about the rest? What quirky, "second tier," and out of the way places have I missed? [more inside]
What's the deal with cheap and abundant ski lift ticket vouchers? [more inside]
Anyone know of any Vermont ski resort bus trips that leave from New Jersey? [more inside]
How can I get DSL in Barre, Vermont? Alternately: is satellite internet really that bad? [more inside]
Seeking an apartment in the Barre / Montpelier, Vermont area. Where to look? [more inside]
I need a siren whistle, in Vermont, by Friday. [more inside]
Nelumbo lutea in southern Vermont? [more inside]
Driving from NYC to Burlington, VT (actually, Waitsville) this weekend. What is the best route to get there? Also, what are some cool places to stop along the way (by cool I mean old bookstores or junk shops, flea markets, diners, farmstands, cemeteries, any obscure, odd, or curious local attractions, or things along those lines). Thanks!
How's life in Burlington, VT? I was in Burlington this past weekend and was very pleasantly surprised. Ignorant and judgmental as I am, I was sure it would be a bummer hippy-town where dreadlocked kids would crowd the sidewalks, using falafels as hacky sacks. Instead, I felt like the place had some soul. It certainly felt alive, with lots of different kinds of people in the downtown area. And while I did overhear a tourist couple ask the woman serving them coffee where they could buy a glass pipe, I didn't see any head shops. But I did see some decent looking restaurants. So - can anyone fill me in? Is Burlington on the upswing? What's like like there (or around there) for the post-college, pre-retirement set? Thanks in advance.
Where in New England should we go camping? We have a pop-up camper and are looking for decent hiking trails and maybe some area attractions. An alpine slide would be a big plus! I have a few Vermont ideas, (Killington, Gifford Woods, Bromley Mountain) and would like some feedback or new ideas. [more inside]