The Hookup On: My Trip To Vermont!

I took advantage of the three day Labor Day Weekend by visiting Vermont. I had a feeling Vermont would be one of my favorite states and it did not disappoint. It reminded me a lot of Portland, Maine – but better.

Things we did:

  1. Hiked Elmore State Park – a little tough, but a decent hike for beginners. I took a lot of breaks going up because I suck at steep hikes.
  2. Saw the World’s Tallest Filing Cabinet – and it was awesome.
  3. Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour – ice cream, need I say more?
  4. Hiked Mount Philo – an easy and scenic loop!

Places we ate:

  1. Penny Cluse – prepare for a long wait, but good breakfast!
  2. Chubby Muffin – we stopped here for some takeaway breakfast before a hike and loved it.
  3. Red Onion – tasty sandwiches for lunch!
  4. Our House – omg sooo many mac n cheese options
  5. Sweet Waters – one of the better places that didn’t have a long wait!

We stayed at an Airbnb in Burlington and college was back in session so it was a little busy, but never really too chaotic. Everyone is very eco-friendly and the scenery was just amazing. Mountains are everywhere and we were lucky to be staying close to Lake Champlain where we watched the sunset. This was one of my favorite weekend trips and I would be so happy to take another trip to Vermont!

6 Of My Favorite Things from 6 Trips

Every trip I take usually holds one little gem that I remember forever. When I think of a place, my mind will automatically wander to that gem whether it be food, people, sights, or just the experience itself! Below is a list of my favorite things from places I’ve traveled – inspired by a post from dreamsvoyager.

  1. Montreal
    My favorite thing was the food! And the pub crawl we went on, we met some really cool people.
  2. Iceland
    The blue lagoon was my favorite part, but I’ll never forget the way I felt after we hiked to see a glacier.
  3. Nashville
    Being with my best friends and finding cool wall murals!
  4. Toronto
    The people in Toronto are amazing, they made the whole trip great! Toronto is a place I’d love to call home.
  5. Washington D.C.
    The history! Duh.
  6. Portland, Maine
    Seafood and lobster rolls, yummmm.

Let me know some of your favorite things from the places you’ve traveled in the comments!

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The Hookup On: My Trip To Portland, ME

Over 4th of July weekend, I took the 6 hour trip to Maine – or 9 hours if you hit weekend traffic like I did.

I’ve been making it a point to spend my weekends wisely and try to explore my American backyard while I can. It’s so easy to spend a day driving to see somewhere new, I can’t always hop on a plan to see new places. The main(e) goal of Maine was to eat good food and relax ๐Ÿ™‚

Things we did:

  1. Distillery Tour at New England Distillery
  2. Portland Head Lighthouse
  3. Bug Lighthouse
  4. Willard Beach

Places we ate:

  1. C Salt Gourmet Market
  2. Portland Lobster Co.
  3. Gilbert’s Chowder House
  4. Gorgeous Gelato
  5. Old Port Sea Grille
  6. Elsmere BBQ
  7. Otto’s Pizza

Doing a brewery/distillery tour is a must when you’re in Maine. I don’t like beer so we only went to New England Distillery, but it was very interesting! Portland Head Light and Fort Williams Park have amazing views and history. Bug Light and Willard Beach were near where we were staying, we relaxed on the beach then headed over to Bug Light to watch the sunset. The views in Portland are amazing.

As for food, I would 10/10 recommend C Salt Gourmet Market for breakfast, Portland Lobster Co. and Gilbert’s Chowder House for lobster rolls, and Elsmere BBQ and Otto’s Pizza for other nomz. Gorgeous Gelato was okay and we weren’t huge fans of Old Port Sea Grille compared to the other yummy food we got this restaurant fell short.

Overall, I am so happy I went to Portland, Maine and would definitely recommend popping in for a short trip! Maine itself has so many cool hiking trails and such so I’d love to go back to see more of it.

Portland, Maine Advice Needed!๏ปฟ

Every time I finish up a trip, I have another one already booked and in need of planning! We’ll be heading to Portland, Maine in the next coming weeks and would love any tips from someone who has been there!

Looking for ideas on things to see, unique spots as well as landmarks. Looking for places to eat (big fans of brunch if you have any suggestions there). And looking for some low key bars to visit at night. Any and all advice is welcome!

Thanks in advance!

xoxo

Rosie

Montreal Advice Needed!

Hi guys!

At the end of the month I will be heading to Montreal and seriously can’t wait!! I have a loose itinerary of what we will be doing, but I’d love to get some suggestions from anyone who has ever been there or lives there!

We will be staying in downtown Montreal. I would love suggestions for things to do as well as your favorite bars and restaurants.

Thanks in advance for all of your help!

xoxo

Rosie

The Hookup On: My Completed Fall Bucket List

Fall FLEW by!! I can’t believe winter is here. Tomorrow is the official last day of winter, so check out my fall bucket list below to see how busy I was this season ๐Ÿ™‚ And stay tuned for my winter bucket list!

              1. Go pumpkin picking
              2. Go apple picking
                Sort of did this, by the time I got to go the season was over so I went to a farmer’s stand instead ๐Ÿ™‚
              3. Bake apple things
                Homemade apple sauce!
              4. Visit Washington D.C.
              5. Go to 3 concerts
                Went to 2, close enough
              6. Put together a dope Halloween costume
                I was a half assed unicorn lol
              7. Get in better physical shape
                Still working on this
              8. Get a new ear piercing
              9. Learn to knit/crochet something new
                Baby hats ๐Ÿ™‚
              10. Save money!!
              11. Reach 2,200 Instagram follower
              12. Reach 1,500 WordPress followers
                10 away from this goal!
              13. Make more time for friends
              14. Become more involved at work
              15. Bake pumpkin seeds
              16. Watch 13 Halloween movies
              17. Be happy

I almost did it all! I’m pretty proud of how much I accomplished this fall, but it was small list just like winter’s will be. I can’t wait for spring and summer to come back, but for now I’ll make the most of it!

The Hookup On: Free Graze Box!

I love food. A lot. And I swear I spend all day snacking at work because it’s the only thing that keeps me focused.

I signed up for a subscription with Graze to get a box of 8 snacks delivered to me once a month for around $11. Did I also mention I’m the laziest grocery shopper ever, so this is really convenient for me?

I just keep the box in my desk at work and munch all day long. The snacks are great, healthy, and portioned to be low calorie!

Visit graze.com and enter the code ROSIEK6LB to get a freeย Graze box! No strings attached, just make sure to cancel your subscription before the next box is shipped. If you decide to stick with it (like I did because honestly it’s the best subscription box I’ve ever used) you’ll also get your 5th box free if you use my code!

Nothing to lose, maybe a little to gain weight-wise because the snacks are addicting ๐Ÿ™‚

Let me know if you use Graze or if you decide to use my code!