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Satisfy your wanderlust with the ultimate (and responsible) Vermont experience in a destination that will awaken all your senses!
Why to love Vermont?  Farm-to-table cuisine, active adventurers, nature surrounds, beer is a craft, and simple pleasure of cozy fires, quiet lakes or woods, and a welcoming spirit to make you feel at home!

Vermont Highlights

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New England Charm

Meat and Cheese Board

Farm to Table Cuisine

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Nature in Four Seasons

Mountain Biking

Active Adventures

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Vermont Craft

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Burlington & Lake Champlain

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Artisans & Traditional Crafts

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Walking & Hiking Trails


Vermont's capital city Burlington might be famous for its progressive values and hordes of Bernie Bros, but there is even more to love in this all-season destination! Many trips to Vermont will begin in Burlington at the Airport or train station, The city is a great starting point for trips around Vermont, or even to Canada, since the boarder is under 45 minutes away! With Lake Champlain as its backdrop and western border, travelers can easily enjoy the nature beauty so abundant across the Green Mountain State! 


The beautifully scenic Northeast Kingdom of Vermont— an area that the National Geographic Society named the most desirable place to visit in the country and selected as part of their geo-tourism program for sustainable destinations — is a great option to serve as your home for enjoying all the richness of Vermont. With its natural beauty and quaint villages & townships, it offers a tranquil and interesting setting to reconnect with nature and each other.  

Either stay overnight, and plan day trips to villages of Stowe and Woodstock. While these are places sure to draw crowds, especially in summer, they are well worth the visit, and with some careful crafting from our team you'll be able to enjoy the tranquility that make these places so dang charming!


We custom design every trip to delightfully highlight and support the arts, creative expression, and the outstanding sustainable practices of Vermont local businesses! We encourage guests to get out in nature, move, laugh, share, connect, and - in true Vermont style - accept the wonderfully peculiar oddities of our unique selves!


So, grab your coziest flannels, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to forge connections with places and people through the sacred space of travel in one of the most underrated destinations in America!

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Looking for inspiration?

Check out one of our custom curated trips, special designed for foodies, who love art, nature and connecting with locals!

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"Celebrated 40yrs of marriage touring the stunning Lombardy region of Italy. Huge thanks to Tara at Conscious Travel Collective for customizing a perfect itinerary with passionate & knowledgeable guides especially our driver, our dear Italian friend Francesca and the beautiful women in Milan who graciously welcomed us into their home for a cooking class making homemade Pasta, Ragu and Tiramisu.

Vacanza Perfetta !!"

J. H on her trip to Northern Italy, October 2023

A road curving through perfect fall foilage in vermont. Photo credit: thomas Dils


The Green Mountain State will be recognizable to every American, but only a seasoned locals will recognize our favorites!

We introduce travelers to Vermont through the lens of visiting a selection of our favorite locally owned businesses, these are the places that speak to the culture of this stunning, rural Northeastern state. From farms, to breweries, to cooking classes and hiking trails, the true character of Vermont comes through with each day.


Our design process allows space to curate a complete experience, chock full of those gems travelers all too easily miss; like a local trivia night at a pizza pub, the bliss of a lakeside picnic lunch surrounded by fall foliage, cycling through a cornfield, digging in to charcuterie boards (Vermont cheese obviously) as the sun sets sailing on Lake Champlain or a glass blowing demonstration hidden below a luxury boutique.  Stay in cozy cabins overlooking Caspian Lake, and for quintessential New England charm, a historic bed and breakfast in Burlington.

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Did you know...

Our trips are created in collaboration with, and led by locals! Travelers will spend their days with a local to experience and connect you to this lively place, its history, and the people that make it so incredibly special.


When should I arrive in Burlington?

We suggest arriving in the morning or afternoon to have a little time to rest and settle in after your travel day. But don't worry, we will design with your schedule in mind.

My flight gets in the day before the rest of my group, can I stay at the hotel an extra night?

Please send an email to hello@conscioustravelcollective.com and we will check on that for you!

What is the nearest airport?

The Burlington airport is a great place to arrive, you can also look into train travel if you will be coming from the Northeastern USA region.

How many travelers should be in our group?

We recommend private travel groups from 1 to 16 people to keep it cozy, in true Vermont style!

Do you only work with small groups?

We welcome all travelers, this means solo, couples, trios, groups - you name it! We encourage small group travel because it's a great way to have a private, fully curated experience at a great value, plus the immersive experiences work beautifully when sharing with a group. That said, we have lots of expertise in travel design for just 1-2 travelers and know how to capture the essence of immersive travel for travel groups of every size!

What is the best time of year to visit Vermont?

Every season has something unique to offer. Some of our local friends will tell you winter is their favorite for the Christmas festivities, and snow skiing, snowmobiling, wintery hikes, and general outdoor fun. With spring comes sugaring season, an important part of creating that famous Vermont Maple syrup we all love! Summer is more outdoor fun on lakes, rivers, trails, and breweries! Fall of course is the most iconic season, at CTC we are partial to this time of year for its sheer beauty. If you can only choose one time to visit Vermont, we 'd have to say Fall is the time - its spectactular. 

But no matter what time you go, we'll bet it wont be the last. Vermont has a way of calling you back for more!

Talk to a member of our design team to discuss the best time for you.

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