Skip to Content


Vermont Explored’s founder, Tara Schatz, is a freelance writer and photographer who also runs Back Road Ramblers, a blog about American road trips, small-town travel, and easy outdoor adventures.

Tara has been featured on numerous websites and magazines, including The Discoverer, The Bark, the Outbound Collective, and many more.

She is the co-author of the 3rd edition of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont, which features fantastic Vermont hiking trails for all abilities.

Published Articles

Here are some articles we’ve published about Vermont:

Featured in:

In addition to freelance articles about Vermont, Tara has also been featured in the following publications and websites with suggestions for Vermont travel and outdoor adventures: