Seth Kugel, The New York Times Frugal Traveler, describes his own unique, work-in-progress approach to building a travel checklist before your flight takes off. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.
Austria has majestic mountains, lovely lakes and a refreshing alpine scenery. Its lakes are among the cleanest in the world and bustle from May to November.
Peter Burns: Church Street about twenty years ago was closed to pedestrian traffic and turn into a mall. Burlington is a city of festivals. There is a food festival, there is a Jazz festival, there is a Latin festival; it just goes on and on and Burlington of course as any hip town is chocked full of cafes. Dale Donaldson: We roast all our coffees here which is what sets us apart from Starbucks which is right across the street actually. We also have a lot of locals that come in here like everyday. It is a really good place to work because I have met a lot of people in a short amount of time.Peter Burns: And you can see the sort of contrast across the street is Dunkin' Donut which is sort of old and new Vermont. There doughnuts are very good and so is their coffee. Bove's Café, it is an Italian restaurant. There are few restaurants around; they are some of them called favorite. Bove's is one of them. That is a restaurant that people will stand outside up for an hour waiting for a table.Mark Bove: Bove's restaurant was started by my grandmother Victoria and my grandfather and so it is pretty much a family owned restaurant. Ten years ago we started Bove's of Vermont which is a pasta sauce company. We sell them nationally now.Martha Snyder: I have been working at Bove's restaurant for 30 years. I was drawn to Burlington, Vermont because it is the lightest city in Vermont, but it has very small town feel. And I love the people, I love the mountains, I love the seasons and it is just a great place to be.Mark Bove: You can go never go wrong with spaghetti in any of these place, or in a pasta salads and our famous pasta sauce that is worthy in the jar, you would really love it.Speaker: The music scene is great. There is a lot of really professional artistic people around here.Dale Donaldson: There is no music thing in Burlington. I thought may be I could start something because I think it is a good city for it. It is small enough and hip enough.Peter Burns: Here is the place called 242 Main which is a youth center and a lot of punk bands from out of town come there. Over there is the Flynn Theater, it is one of the places where performances from out of town, pretty well known performers and all. This is the Ben and Jerry block; here is where Ben and Jerry started.Matt Sneider: Ben and Jerry met each other in elementary school, where they took out $5 correspondence course and learned how to make ice-cream and they opened up the first scoop shop in down town Burlington.Peter Burns: Playing changes everyday. There is always something different, it always look different. The physical fact of Burlington is that looks out over this lake. Of course I could be making all the stuff up.