I Like You, Burlington

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A lot!  You are beautiful and clean and crisp.


And you know what? Burlington is the healthiest city in America!


Very positive feelings about Vermont so far (tomorrow, I’m driving to Ticonderoga for an Operation Beautiful presentation).  I find it hysterical that when I’m forced to go to New York City on business, I literally lock myself into my hotel room and order room service because I’m so scurred.  But in lovely Burlington, I get out and explore!




OK – so, the flights here weren’t all that bad.  I got a lot of reading and a little work done. 🙂


Snacked on these fun treats:



The soy nuts were pretty awesome!  There were 16 grams of protein in a packet, which was a bonus.  And the Peeled Cherries were great too.  I loved how simple both ingredient lists were.


On the plane, I had ginger ale.


And wrote a bunch of Operation Beautiful notes.  I tend to write novels on my notes.




(I found it ironic that particular note was posted on the emergency exit instructions!)


I arrived in Burlington and immediately feel in love.  An airport with only 6 gates?  Yes, PLEASE!


Grabbed my rental car and hightailed it to the Waterfront Park so I could see the sunset.




I spent thirty minutes on the boardwalk, shivering in the cold air as I watched the sun go down.  Vermont is so, so beautiful!  America’s gem, I’m telling you!


Then, I walked back through Main Street and stuck my head in a few consignment shops (but didn’t buy anything – aren’t you proud?).


At this point, I was getting a little hungry but wasn’t really excited to eat dinner all by my lonesome self.  Luckily, a tweet from Ali from Healthy Balance, Healthy Life came through, asking me where I was!  A short phone call later, we realized we were only 1 mile apart and agreed to meet for dinner.


This place was MIND BLOWING!  If you are EVER in Burlington, you must go to American Flatbread.


Reasons you should love American Flatbread:


  • Mostly organic, local food
  • Homemade brew
  • They treat their employees very well and each waiter gets a free massage once a month!


Ali and I had an awesome dinner. So weird how you can meet someone in real life once and feel that you have an instant connection because of Twitter and blogs. 


Tweet, tweet!


I ordered the special salad, which had beets, apples, almonds, arugula, goat cheese, and a honey rosemary dressing:


I die!


And I got the special flatbread, which was garlic kale, roasted fennel, red onion, and pumpkin sauce.  Then, I really died.  It was so good.



I ate nearly the entire thing.


Since American Flatbread is also know for beers, I figured I should try some.


The waitress brought me a flight, and I settled on a half-glass of Narconaut (a “Dry-Hopped Double Black IPA”).


After saying my goodbyes to Ali, I headed back to the hotel (Burlington is so walkable!) and now I’m eyeing my king-sized bed and novel. 


Do you like to travel on your own? I love to explore on my own (if the city isn’t too big and scurry), but I don’t like to eat alone in restaurants!  I like to chat.  🙂



  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. November 10, 2010, 8:40 pm

    I am definitely a fan of solo traveling, as long as I can have company at some points during the trip! But, trips with friends/family are fun, too!!

  • Katie @ peacebeme November 10, 2010, 8:40 pm

    I love small airports!

  • tina November 10, 2010, 8:43 pm

    love all your operation beautiful notes!!!!

    told you it’d be pretty 😉

    traveling alone takes some getting used to… and i usually end up eating in too 🙂

  • Anna November 10, 2010, 8:46 pm

    Glad you’re loving Vermont and Burlington! Vermont is one of my favorite states (second only to my home state of Massachusetts!) and Burlington is truly a gem. I actually almost transferred to UVM in 2008, so Burlington could have been my college town. My sister and I took a little sister trip to Burlington this summer and ate at American Flatbread. Best pizza ever. Did you see the awesome wall hangings, each one with little lines of prose about food with headings like “hunger” “nourish” “heal” and more? I thought those were cool.

    To answer your question, I have mixed feeligns about traveling alone. I spent 2 and a half weeks alone in Estonia when I was 18 and it was the loneliest 17 days of my life. It was just TOO much alone time in a very unfriendly country. (Those Baltic states aren’t too warm and fuzzy…) Then again, I love hopping a train or bus to NYC and doing my own thing for a couple days, visiting family and blog friends and such.

  • Carolina John November 10, 2010, 8:46 pm

    I LOVE to travel alone. in fact, i’m headed solo to atlanta this weekend. have a fun trip!

    btw, I saw your book in a barnes & nobles yesterday. love it!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 10, 2010, 8:47 pm

    Vermont really is gorgeous- I’ve only ever been in the winter, and even without foliage it’s breathtaking. I’ve never taken a trip by myself completely, but I do love flying alone!

  • Sarah for Real November 10, 2010, 8:48 pm

    I have to say I’ve never actually traveled to a city where I didn’t know anyone. I have done some trips with acquaintances (college trips) but I’ve never had to travel for work. I would be the same as you I think. I prefer smaller cities and wouldn’t like dining at a restaurant by myself. Good luck on your presentation tomorrow!

  • Rachel November 10, 2010, 8:49 pm

    A high school friend of mine works at American Flatbread. We are midwesterners turned new englanders!

  • Shari November 10, 2010, 8:49 pm

    Oh wow, what pretty pictures! It looks like an absolutely beautiful place 🙂

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 10, 2010, 8:50 pm

    Pumpkin sauce on pizza? Holy cow that sounds good.

    Enjoy your time in Vermont! I really haven’t traveled alone — and if I do it is to visit/stay with friends or family, so I never really feel alone.

  • Lauren November 10, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Glad you love Burlington! There’s tons of great places to eat and run if you had more time here. I was at the waterfront park earlier today!

  • Dorry November 10, 2010, 8:54 pm

    I love exploring cities alone – I spent a lot of time wandering the streets of NYC and checking out each neighborhood…and lots of bakeries and coffeehouses. 🙂

    Vermont looks beautiful – I’ve never been there!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 10, 2010, 8:54 pm

    I like to travel alone, but like you, don’t like to eat alone. If I’m alone for meals, I just grab it to go and take it back to my hotel room. I’m not scared of eating alone, but, well, I feel like it just lacks something….like…um…another person! 😛

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) November 10, 2010, 8:54 pm

    What a cute city! I don’t mind traveling alone–spent 2 month backpacking through Aus and NZ partially solo–but it can also be nice to have friends. A weekend trip to a new city ca be great solo, though!

  • bo November 10, 2010, 8:56 pm

    my fiancée LOVES burlington. For him beer and cheese is where its at.

  • Amy November 10, 2010, 8:56 pm

    I love Burlington too! Too bad you won’t have time to visit Ben & Jerry’s. (You should make time. Yum!)

    I don’t like to travel alone. Too lonely!

  • Hope @ Onehealthyhope November 10, 2010, 8:57 pm

    A free massage once a month?!?! I totally picked the WRONG career haha

  • Jen @ Canoe of Life November 10, 2010, 8:58 pm

    I don’t mind traveling alone (think King Size bed all to myself)- but when it is time to eat I really wish I had a travel partner. Luckily sometimes I do, but when I don’t I grab a salad and head back to my hotel.

  • emilie November 10, 2010, 9:00 pm

    Caitlin… I live in Maine and ran the Burlington marathon last may… it is so beautiful, you would love it! And when I started reading your post, I thought: “I hope she went to Flat bread” and there you were! That was our pre-marathon meal the night before, and the race went right through town (three times, actually) on that brick-laid street that you photographed and the finish line was down on the water. You should put it on your life list for marathons. Burlington is the greatest city. Plus, I saw a guy walking around wearing a t-shirt that said: “Eat more kale.” I was in love!

    • Anna November 10, 2010, 10:24 pm

      I have that shirt… and I bought it in VT!

      • ari November 11, 2010, 12:32 am

        i have that shirt too! and the bumper sticker on my car 🙂

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 10, 2010, 9:01 pm

    I live in NE and I’ve never been to VT! Such a shame.

  • Di November 10, 2010, 9:05 pm

    I love Vermont. One of my best friends from HS went to UVM so I went up to visit a few times and it was great. I need to go back soon. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

  • Jen @ Jen is Green November 10, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I went to Burlington once a few years ago, but my boyfriend just did a beer tour of vermont and was there last weekend. I think he went to the same restaurant!! I’ve been dying to go there again! so jealous!! 😉

  • Dee November 10, 2010, 9:15 pm

    It looks SO beautiful over there! And wow! That flat bread looks amazing!

  • grocery goddess jen November 10, 2010, 9:15 pm

    I love Burlington! I used to live in Vermont and would sometimes go up there to explore. Now I live outside of Asheville, which also has a super small airport and is very cool, but I miss New England!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life November 10, 2010, 9:17 pm

    I hate going ANYWHERE alone, even if it’s just the gas station or grocery, which is ironic because I love being alone if I’m at home or work!

  • Janene Giuseffi November 10, 2010, 9:18 pm

    I have somewhat of a job prospect in Burlington… now I’m hoping it pans out, B-ton looks likes tons of fun!

  • Karen @ Not Just Celery November 10, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Awww don’t be scared of NYC! It’s actually funny you wrote this post tonight – as I was walking out of Grand Central on my way home, I was thinking how intimidating NYC can be for visitors. I grew up in nearby CT so even when I moved to Manhattan back in February this year I was fairly familiar with it, but I have to say I have learned a LOT in these past 10 months and really feel like I “fit in” to the NYC lifestyle and attitude now!

  • Ella November 10, 2010, 9:35 pm

    I LOVE BURLINGTON!!!!!!! So jealous you’re there.
    My ex boyfriend goes to UVM and I fell in love with the campus when I went to stay with him – I was thisclose to transferring there! (Good thing we didnt..we broke up sophomore year)
    Anyways. I kinda like traveling alone..lots of quiet time.
    I used to love the 7 hour bus ride from CT to VT (pretty scenery) and driving back home to Boston is always a good time to think. I’m not sure how I’d feel staying in a hotel by myself though!

  • Maureen November 10, 2010, 9:43 pm

    Agreed Burlington (and Vermont) are so beautiful. And yes the Vermont City marathon in Burlington is absolutely stunning. If you’re ever looking for a great race that should be one!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life November 10, 2010, 9:44 pm

    Honestly, I’ve never traveled solo before. I think I’d prefer the company of my husband around just to have someone to talk to.

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 10, 2010, 9:49 pm

    I never thought of leaving OB notes on planes. I’ll definitely do that next time I fly.

    I’ve traveled alone a few times. I think it’s interesting for a while, but I wouldn’t want it to last too long. Like I wouldn’t want to be alone for an entire week.

  • Alison (Ali on the Run) November 10, 2010, 9:51 pm

    Awww I love Burlington! Church Street is the cutest—downtown is adorable. You’re lucky you’re there now—it gets FREEZING come December. Have so much fun and enjoy the quaint, beautiful state of Vermont (I’m originally from New Hampshire, so I have equal love for our neighbor state).

  • Lee November 10, 2010, 9:56 pm

    I am totally jealous that you are in Burlington. I went to UVM and haven’t been back since I graduated 10 years ago.

  • Camille November 10, 2010, 9:58 pm

    Burlington is one of my favorite cities I have ever been to! It looks very different not covered in snow, though 🙂

  • Eliza November 10, 2010, 10:01 pm

    Oh! Welcome to Vermont! I’m just over the river in Winooski. American Flatbread is great! If you’re around during the day you should check out Magnolia’s or Penny Cluse for Breakfast/lunch. Tons of good food in the area. Enjoy! (I’m bias, but Vermont is the best place on earth)

    • Eliza November 10, 2010, 10:01 pm

      er- *biased.

  • Brooke November 10, 2010, 10:02 pm


    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 9:13 am

      OMG Brooke!!! I had no idea you lived in Burlington. FRACK. I would’ve LOVEDDDDDDDDDDDDD to meet you. 🙁

  • Sarah @ EatRunGarden November 10, 2010, 10:03 pm

    I love Burlington, I have only been there a couple of times but it’s so nice. And American Flatbread is awesome!

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 10, 2010, 10:06 pm

    It looks very nice! I’ve never traveled completely on my own to a place. I always am either traveling with someone or meeting someone. I think I would probably be nervous to go on my own.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write November 10, 2010, 10:14 pm

    In September, I traveled alone for the first time and I loved it. It was so fun to me. I didn’t mind eating by myself. I just took a book.

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up November 10, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Vermont looks fab! Have fun with your presentation tomorrow! 🙂

  • Bree November 10, 2010, 10:17 pm

    Glad you like Burlington! I just finished my grad program in Sept. at UVM. Vermont is an amazing place to live. Good luck with the presentation tomorrow and drive safe!

  • Jen November 10, 2010, 10:24 pm

    Ahhh! I can’t believe you’re in Burlington, that’s my town! I wish I had known you were coming. 🙁 Are you leaving tomorrow?

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 9:12 am

      wahhhh! i am leaving today, yes. 🙁

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 10, 2010, 10:32 pm

    You’re definitely in a gorgeous city!! And the food looks fabulous

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef November 10, 2010, 10:33 pm

    i don’t mind traveling on my own but i’m with you- i hate going to restaurants solo. i feel uncool, like in the jr high lunchroom 🙂

  • Jill@MyAdviceQuarterLife November 10, 2010, 10:50 pm

    I LOVE the east coast so much. I went to Hilton Head last year as a volunteer at a Health Promotion Conference and I think I walked around the island for hours on my own! And there wasnt even phone service on the part of the island I was on. I agree with you, it just feels safe over there. I would never walk around by myself for so long without a phone most places.

  • Kristi November 10, 2010, 11:00 pm

    I have been a fan of Burlington since my first trip there in ’95. I was on Phish tour and had to make the mandatory stop in the town where the band began. It may seem silly now, but to me, when I was 17…it was like sacred ground. Although, I went there with a mission, I left with an awesome love for it’s size, walkability and feeling. You gotta love a small, liberal city!

    As for your question, I LOVE traveling solo. I went on a 6 mo. trip to S. America…just me and my backpack. I made a promise to myself to only travel for a few days with any new friends, as I believe that it would limit me to being open for whatever may come my way. There is beauty in charting the next step on your own clock, being open to new friendships along the road and beating to your own drum. Honestly, this only works if it fits with your personality and time/place, but when I travel out of the country, I want it to be on my own. At least, for now.

    Have fun!

  • Dani November 10, 2010, 11:03 pm

    OMG i am SO JEALOUS…I was in VT this summer and I ate at American Flatbread 3 times in one weekend. It is SO GOOD. Also, I live in NYC year round, and you should NOT hide in your hotel room when you come here!!! There is plenty to see and do. Glad you fould the best restaurant in VT!!!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged November 10, 2010, 11:04 pm

    I love having a hotel room to myself – something about it is incredibly relaxing! The four day I spent in DC this summer (even though i didnt travel alone, just stayed alone) were AMAZING! Very rejuvenating and calming.

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life November 10, 2010, 11:09 pm

    I have totally sat on that same park bench! I too fell in love with burlington… I worked at a summer camp about an hour away and went to Burlington any time I could!

    I want to go back now.

  • M November 10, 2010, 11:10 pm

    Travelling solo is somethingvery precious I believe everyone should experience in their life.
    There is nothing quite life flying somewhere(particularly overseas or far away!) on your own.
    It takes guts at first,but I belive once one truly learns to treasure it is when one has begun to truly be comfortable with oneself.

    My yoga teacher said the other day ,”we come into the world alone and we die alone”(he meant this in a beautiful, meditative reflection ,not as a cold reality!!

  • Dave @ tips4running November 10, 2010, 11:17 pm

    Burlington – Beautiful town. My cousin got married there!

  • Anj November 10, 2010, 11:23 pm

    Oh wow those pics are beautiful! I totally feel you about the traveling solo thing…I’m traveling to Orlando soon and will be staying alone one night and I’m scurreeeddd…haha! So you’re definitely not alone on that one!

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 9:11 am

      Orlando is fun, don’t worry!

  • Sassy Molassy November 10, 2010, 11:36 pm

    Ooh, i love Burlington! I ran the Vermont City Marathon there with a bunch of my high school friends (and we’re from Oregon!) and it was such a fun city. Reminded me of the one I live in now, Eugene, OR. Glad you’re having fun.

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) November 10, 2010, 11:47 pm

    WOW! That salad and pizza look and sounds amazing!!! Vermont looks beautiful, I have only been once in the middle of winter to ski.

  • Maura November 10, 2010, 11:56 pm

    Before I even got to your question, I was going to tell you how envious I was of your day of travelling on your own. I l-o-v-e me time, especially when travelling. Makes me feel like a “big girl.” One who isn’t afraid to take in new experiences, all by herself 🙂

  • Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy November 11, 2010, 12:04 am

    I love that you are leaving operation beautiful notes all over the airport (and country?) I’m sure that someone looking for signs or is having a bad day will see them and have it make a difference in their lives. 🙂 Great work!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie November 11, 2010, 12:09 am

    Wow, that looks gorgeous. I’ve never been to Vermont but I’ve always heard how lovely it is.

    I’ve also never traveled alone. I’m sure if I did I’d explore because though I’m naturally a sociable person it IS nice to have alone time every once in a while.

  • Jenne November 11, 2010, 1:57 am

    The best vacation was a restorative retreat on Cortez Island off the coast of Vancouver Island. I went by myself. 5 days of home grown delicious vegan cusine, massages, swimming in the ocean and walking along the beach. Best part was kayaking on the ocean at midnight. Pitch black underneath the stars…just beautiful!!!!

  • Jenne November 11, 2010, 1:57 am

    The best vacation was a restorative retreat on Cortez Island off the coast of Vancouver Island. I went by myself. 5 days of home grown delicious vegan cusine, massages, swimming in the ocean and walking along the beach. Best part was kayaking on the ocean at midnight. Pitch black underneath the stars…just beautiful!!!!

  • B November 11, 2010, 2:10 am

    I am definitely not a fan of solo traveling. I like to travel with my girl friends or with my husband.

    Love those pics, what a gorgeous city!

  • Amy November 11, 2010, 6:00 am

    Burlington IS awesome (it’s actually where I’m headed for the next few days and why I can’t hear you today– going for my 8th Annual Girlfriends Christmas Shopping Trip!! YEE HAA!)

    Ticonderoga is not Burlington. But your message is needed in Ticonderoga, and it is also a beautiful part of the country. I’m going to look for you on the ferry! I hope you get a great turnout! One more plug for my gorgeous Lake Placid, if you have the time (you’re probably flying back today!?)

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 9:11 am

      Wait, do I have to get on a ferry?

  • Amy November 11, 2010, 6:07 am

    PS There is a great half in Burlington in April- Vermont Unplugged- and it is mostly on that bike path all along the waterfont- it’s windy but fun. There is also a great marathon in May, Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Julia November 11, 2010, 6:45 am

    Ahh looks gorgeous, you remind me that I have always wanted to go to Vermont after reading a novel set there as a child. Its back on the list.


  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 11, 2010, 7:03 am

    I love that the ingredient list on your soy nuts says, “and nothing else”. They get it!!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 11, 2010, 7:07 am

    I love exploring and spending time by myself, so I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t mind traveling by myself!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 11, 2010, 7:17 am

    I’m not a huge fan of traveling in general. Too many family vacays as a child I think.

    The ingredients on your pizza DO sound to die! Wow.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 11, 2010, 7:19 am

    I like traveling with my husband. I don’t like traveling alone cause I like sharing the adventure. That area looks beautiful and relaxing! Good luck today!

  • Briana November 11, 2010, 7:33 am

    So excited to see you in Vermont! I graduated from UVM in 2008, spent 4 wonderful years in Burlington! My boyfriend lives there now, along with several friends, so I visit often and cannot wait to move back there (in grad school at UMass Amherst).

    The Vermont City Marathon is FANTASTIC. I ran it last year and signed up to run it in 2011. SO much crowd support, beautiful views and an overall great time. I highly recommend it and pretty sure anyone who has run it would agree!

    And I moved to Germany for a year by myself to Au Pair- solo traveling is where I learned the most about myself!

  • Kristy November 11, 2010, 7:58 am

    I think that it is awesome that #1 you are an op beautiful machine and #2 that even though you have to travel alone you usually are able to find a friendly blend to eat with 🙂

  • megan November 11, 2010, 7:58 am

    I’m SO glad you made it to Flatbread!! That place is my favorite. And now after reading all the comments recommending the Vermont City Marathon, I think I must sign up. Have a wonderful stay in lovely Vermont and come back soon!!!

  • sarah November 11, 2010, 8:06 am

    it was probably the most awkward thing for me to go to Hawaii for work basically alone. I was with some co-workers who brought spouses and I went to dinner alone a few times. I just wanted to hide when I first went to dinner alone, but then I got used to it and tried to just enjoy being there even if I didn’t have someone to chat with. It’s an interesting challenge to just be content being by yourself in some situations, kind of like the challenge of running a long run if you have no music. I had to look at it as a great opportunity to learn about myself. Although I loved having a king size bed to myself, I do prefer to travel with company!

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 9:08 am

      Hawaii alone could be cool!

      • sarah November 11, 2010, 10:07 am

        I had a great time! But, it was strange being on the plane with couples holding hands and walking around seeing families together.

  • Elizabeth November 11, 2010, 8:07 am

    That town looks absolutely precious! God I need to move somewhere cuter and with seasons!

  • faith @ gracefulfitness November 11, 2010, 8:08 am

    I love Vermont and especially Burlington! I even considered moving there but couldn’t handle a whole season dedicated to MUD (March-May I believe)! Enjoy!

  • Carrie C. in VA November 11, 2010, 8:34 am

    Yay Vermont – I will be there a week form tomorrow to visit my parents for a whole week. Burlington is my favorite city in the US (just ahead of Charlotte, interestingly!).
    Wanted to let you know American Flatbread actually packages frozen pizza and you can buy in grocery stores – I think I saw it last in Harris Teeter. Also they have been opening some chains – I have one near my office here in Virginia.

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 9:07 am

      ohmigod that is awesommmme. maybe one will come to charlotte!

  • Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon November 11, 2010, 8:36 am

    I love Vermont! We went to Vermont for our honeymoon, and a few days were spent in Burlington. So many cute consignment shops, and the food was out-of-this-world. Enjoy your trip 🙂

  • Rachel November 11, 2010, 8:42 am

    Yay Burlington! I fell in love with Vermont when I was 11, and finally managed to move here this summer.

  • AllieNic @ Frisky Lemon November 11, 2010, 9:00 am

    Yay Vermont! My home state! I spent so much time in Burlington growing up– it’s only 20 minutes from my mother’s house! I miss it soooo much! I’m glad you enjoyed it! American Flatbread is AWESOME!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 11, 2010, 9:02 am

    I know what you mean about not liking to eat alone! I don’t like having nothing to do while I eat. If I do have to eat alone, I always have a book or a crossword or my computer with me.

  • Cindy Robinson November 11, 2010, 9:03 am

    Looks beautiful. I’ve never been to Vermont, but looks like I will add that to my bucket list 🙂 Glad you’re having a good time and could meet up with your friend!

  • Hannah Hawley November 11, 2010, 9:04 am

    I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! It gets cold in the winter, hot in the summer, and so pretty every season.
    Enjoy your stay, if you are looking for somewhere else to check out in Burlington for dinner, I highly recommend A Single Pebble for the best Chinese that is fresh and healthy. I also recommend Parima for delicious Thai.

  • Stacy November 11, 2010, 9:11 am

    I do love to travel alone. I love to do most anything alone, but traveling especially. I hope to never have to navigate an airport or Disney World with more than just my immediate family; I’m definitely not one of those people that wants to bring their entire extended families on trips!

    Burlington looks beautiful! One of the states I would love to visit.

  • Lisa Fine - lisasfoods November 11, 2010, 9:17 am

    I knew you’d love Burlington! It’s one of my favorite cities in the US. And A Single Pebble – recommended in comment 80 – is amazing. Lots of creative dishes.

    I wish they had American Flatbread there when I lived in VT. It was only in Middlebury at the time, so we didn’t have it in Burlington too. Have fun today!

  • RhodeyGirl November 11, 2010, 9:18 am

    Looks like a fabulous evening. I’ve never been to Vermont when it’s still warm out. It looks so beautiful for the fall!

  • Lauren November 11, 2010, 9:36 am

    So much fun to read your posts about Vermont. I used to work there after college before my big move to Colorado 🙂 Have fun, stay warm! You should take a stroll through campus…my aunt is a professor there and its seriously the most beautiful campus in New England.

  • AlisonJ November 11, 2010, 9:38 am

    I grew up in Burlington, and I love, love, love it! Cool & funky, lots of local restaurants and shops, and beautiful scenery. So jealous you are there – enjoy your time! (PS – I’ve made the drive through Ticonderoga a lot – I had to in order to get to college. Have fun!).

  • D November 11, 2010, 10:14 am

    cute town!

    i love to travel alone. i moved to a different country by myself for college (i went for the entire thing, not a year abroad), and then when i came back to the us i moved across the country alone for a summer internship…aaaand im about to move across the country again for a job. and i just turned 21. love it!

  • Rachel November 11, 2010, 10:23 am

    I always wake up way earlier than my travel companions and I love to explore the city first thing in the morning when everything is quiet and just getting started for the day. It is so peaceful! I’ve done this in Las Vegas, Austin, and Rome – swoon!

  • Kacy November 11, 2010, 10:30 am

    Such a cute town! I like traveling alone, but only for short trips. It gets lonely after awhile.

  • Amber K November 11, 2010, 10:45 am

    I am not a fan of solo travel. I like experiencing places with someone else!

  • Dara November 11, 2010, 11:10 am

    Stop by the Ben & Jerrys factory if you are close! 🙂 Pet some cows. 🙂 i love Vermont. i’m from NY, so its not so far. i love it in all seasons.

  • betsy November 11, 2010, 11:18 am

    American Flatbread is one of my favorite places!

    Glad you’re enjoying Burlington – stay warm. lol.

  • Heather November 11, 2010, 11:31 am

    I love to travel alone, but I like traveling with others too. My favorite day when I was in London though was when I got left behind on the tour to Bath (that tour bus did not deviate from the schedule in the slightest). I took the day and did exactly what I wanted, no catering to anyone else and I had a blast!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In November 11, 2010, 12:53 pm

    That restaurant sounds AWESOME! Can I work there?
    And I like travelling alone when I’m comfortable wandering..but a big city might freak me out!

  • Carmen @ Goodbye Gorda November 11, 2010, 1:26 pm

    I’ve been fantasizing about a solo trip since a break up this summer, and Burlington sounds like an amazing place to try it. I noticed I get awesome service when I eat alone in restaurants. I take a book or a newspaper, and just take in the peace and quiet and enjoy people watching!

  • Michelle... November 11, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I absolutely adore Burlington and UVM is sooo on my grad school list. Yay to American Flatbread! If you’re ever in town again, you should check out the Penny Cluse Cafe, and Onion River Co-Op.

  • tr November 11, 2010, 3:45 pm

    I was just in Burlington for a solo work trip (and used to live there). If you’re looking for a good place to dine solo, Stone Soup on College St is a great option. You fill up your plate at an awesome food bar and pay by weight. Lots of great and healthy options. Also, check out the Onion River Coop, right down town.

  • Heidi - apples under my bed November 11, 2010, 5:41 pm

    I travel solo for work too! It is fun, but then it gets kind of old. and i find it hard to sleep when im not in my bed. Yay for fun, random dinner dates!
    Heidi xo

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 12, 2010, 1:53 am

    I traveled on my own for the first time this past weekend, and it was out of country!!!! I went to San Fransisco for the Food Buzz festival!

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy November 12, 2010, 9:09 am

    I don’t like doing overnight travel alone or eating alone in a nice restaurant!

  • Erika November 12, 2010, 10:14 am

    OH! I love this post…I went to college at UVM and got to live in Burlington for 4 years! I moved and got married, but I’d move back in a heartbeat!!

  • heidi November 15, 2010, 12:45 am

    awww! I love Burlington – I grew up there so it’s home to me 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it to – a bunch of that stuff is new(ish) and I don’t get up there nearly enough anymore these days so I’m not familiar with some of those places but will definitely add them to my list to hit up when I’m up there next 🙂

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