Just back from a perfect summer day in Vermont where the sky was blue and gardens were blooming with delphiniums, rose arbors and row upon row of peonies announcing summer. I am so excited for the Serendipity Traveler fall foliage tour in October. Don’t our Autumn trip if you like the combination of mountains, sea and a bit of historical Boston. Vermont is one of those places where life slows down a bit. While having lunch, at what will become one of our favorites, we chatted with the chef who shared his passion for quality food and how, as a young man, he started working in the kitchen under a French chef. He is still working in the kitchen only now he is the Head Chef. The fresh asparagus soup with crème fraiche was refreshing. The secret to the delicious crème brulee was a hint of pure Vermont Maple Syrup. When traveling, I always appreciate local experiences. Stopping by a familiar farm stand for our favorite Vermont cheese and local strawberries to bring home, I was reminded of last autumn when the pumpkins were bright in the fields.