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The Magic of Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse - Duxbury, VT

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This past weekend we took our first travel adventure with our newborn, Hailey. There was no better place to enjoy this memory than the Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse located in Duxbruy, VT -
next to the landmark town of Waterbury.




The lodge's stort began when owners Greg Trulson and Willie Docto met at a B&B in the mountains of West Virginia in 1992. From there, they visited many more B&Bs, and had the dream of opening one with their own personal touches. In 1998 that dream became a reality when they oppened the Moose Meadow Lodge.




Over the years they've added so many personal touches which make the property such a unique experience. The wood finishings are locally sourced from the forests, sinks carved from rocks on the property, and many of the furniture on the property is hand crafted by Greg. Even the maple syrup served at breakfast is sourced from the trees on the property. The common areas have the feel of a luxury cabin but with local charm. Every where you…

Our Greatest Adventure Yet

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We have taken a short break from traveling to welcome our daughter Hailey into world. Hailey Lynn Pickering was born on November 15th at 7 lbs 7 oz and 19.3 inches.





She has already brought so much happiness, love, and excitement into our lives. We cannot wait to have Hailey join us in our Travel The East adventures soon. For more photos and our latest explorations, you can follow us on Instagram- @TravelTheEast!






Visiting Music City- Nashville, Tennessee

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We recently made a trip down south to visit the Music City- Nashville, Tennessee. We stayed at the Germantown Inn which was located just a short walk away from the main strip of Broadway where most of the bars and live music are located. 

The Germantown Inn was constructed in one of the oldest buildings in Nashville and transformed into a 6 suite luxury boutique inn. Our guest room featured charming decor, high ceilings, a huge bathroom, and the most comfortable bed you’ll ever sleep in. Aside from the room, what we enjoyed most about our stay was the cocktail hour on the patio and the delicious breakfast served every morning. 









For activities, we would recommend taking a walk from the hotel to Broadway. During the walk, you will pass by the BicentennialCapitol Mall State Park. In addition to great views, the park is filled with monuments and history about Nashville and Tennessee. Further along your walk, you will be able to capture great photos of the Capitol building.



Once you’ve re…