Stowe, Vermont is my new home away from home. Quiet, serene, and simply rejuvenating. A connection to the simple life that blends nature, people, and food in a way that makes you forget any if not all of your cares. I can never get enough of it. And the fact that my family joined me this year took my annual visit to this haven to a completely new level. Hiking, StoweFlake Ballon festival, toasts, and laughs. Great times were had.