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Archive for ‘October 2010’

Vermont: A beer-lover’s guide

21 breweries in Vermont. There are 21 breweries in Vermont. Most have visitor centres in which you can taste the beer. Some offer tours but it’s wise to telephone before you visit. Download a copy of the Vermont Brewers Association Tour Map, a specialised tour around the state’s breweries with all contact details ( Recommended

Vermont beer tour: brewed in the USA

American beer is rubbish, right? Wrong, so wrong. American beer is rubbish, right? Wrong, so wrong. Forget Budweiser; there are plenty of brewers Stateside turning out classy ales, elegant lagers and pitch-black porters. I recently edited 1,001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die (Cassell Illustrated). It featured hundreds of beers from the United States

Story of the Trapp Family Singers

The Sound of Music is turning 45 and everyone is celebrating! The entire cast of the original film is reuniting on the Oprah Show on Thursday, October 28th and a new Blu-Ray DVD and CD of the film musical are set to release on Nov 2nd! In addition, on October 19th and 26th, at more

Stowe, Vermont is a pleasant destination any time of year

Stowe will attract a lot of visitors on Columbus Day weekend–for good reason. It’s a postcard that defines “quaint New England town”, “Green Mountain vistas” and “foliage at its best”. During the day through Sunday you may attend the 28th Annual Foliage Arts Festival. On Saturday evening you may attend the Chicken Pie Supper at

Vermont Ski Resorts Prep Improvements for 2010-11

New amenities on and off the slopes will greet visits to Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts this winter. This season, Burke Mountain in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom will introduce two new value cards. The Kingdom Sampler and the Ski Free Card are designed to introduce guests to the Northeast Kingdom and save money on lift tickets.

Trapp Family Lodge celebrates first annual Oktoberfest this weekend

The Trapp Family Lodge is hosting its first annual Oktoberfest celebration with a prix-fixe menu available now through October 3rd. The Oktoberfest celebration party will take place on Saturday October 2nd from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Trapp Lodge Event Meadow. From 4 to 9 p.m., don’t miss the traditional Austrian Oktoberfest fare. Children

Top XC Ski Resorts for Families

Plan to gather up the kids and head to the hills during the school breaks next winter. No need to head to warmer climes – winter can be snowy, yet mild, and perfect for a family vacation with plenty of activities such as cross-country (xc) skiing and snowshoeing. According to our experts at, the

The Sound Of Music Returns To Select Theaters Nationwide To Celebrate 45th Anniversary With Historic Sing-along Event

Centennial, CO (Top40 Charts/ NCM Fathom) – For the first time since 1973, "The Sound of Music" twirls back into theaters nationwide in stunning high definition to commemorate the beloved musical’s 45th anniversary. This special event will be presented in nearly 500 select movie theaters for a two-night-only engagement on Tuesday, October 19 and Tuesday,

Four of the best places for leaf peeping

WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM COTSWOLDS It may sound like something unsavoury types get up to in parks, but leaf peeping is in fact the popular American pursuit of admiring the dramatic changing autumn foliage colours. And it is worth remembering that we have our fair share of autumnal loveliness right here at home. Westonbirt Arboretum in the