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DaedTech Digest: Our Decision to Leaf-Peep

Each Friday (Thursday night, really), I publish a digest post.  And these posts are about the slow travel life.  For instance, last week, I talked about how we pick where to go.

Today, I’m going to diverge from the normal practice answering questions people ask me about slow travel.  Instead, I’m going to announce our next expedition.  We’ve made the decision to leaf peep.

Specifically, we’re going to be heading to Vermont for the entire month of October.  The last weekend of September, we’re going to pack up all of the boats, water-things, and general lake toys.  We’re going to store everything, and then we’re going to blast out of the area, heading for the very northern part of Vermont, near the Canadian border.

As I understand it, we’ve got an AirBNB that’s both remote and scenic.  This is the perfect location from which to take in the changing leaf colors of the season.  And we’ll probably do a couple of weekend excursions to locations like Boston and Montreal.

This is the perfect instance of what I was talking about last week.  Amanda and I just started talking about fall in northern New England kind of out of nowhere.  And then we pulled the trigger.

This, “screw it, let’s go to a place,” is the essence of what I love about the remote, slow travel life.


  • I’m in San Francisco (actually, San Mateo) this week, and had a style of dinner called Mongolian Hot Pot at the Little Sheep.  This is good stuff!
  • If you’re in the market for sunglasses, check out SunCloud.  I’m a convert.  Historically, I used to buy really expensive polarized glasses in the vein of Oakley or Rayban.  Sun Clouds are less expensive and every bit as effective, if not more so.

The Digest

As always, everyone, enjoy your weekend.