In this episode of Weekends with Yankee, co-host Amy Traverso is in the White Mountains, embarking on the coziest and most delicious kind of adventure: an inn-to-inn cookie tour. With Amy leading the way, we start at Snowvillage Inn in Eaton, New Hampshire; hop across the border to the Admiral Peary Inn in Fryeburg, Maine; and wrap things up at the Cranmore Inn in North Conway, New Hampshire. We get a taste of the holidays as we join in the excitement — and the big job — of baking thousands of cookies for this popular annual event.
Next, we’re in Montpelier, Vermont, where guest host and Yankee senior editor Ian Aldrich meets up with endurance athlete Mirna Valerio, also known as the Mirnavator. Mirna first gained attention for her blog, Fat Girl Running, and has written pieces for newspapers and magazines, as well as her own book, to advocate for diversity in the outdoors and to celebrate athletes of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. She shares how a Black, plus-sized Brooklynite found her way to — and a community in —Vermont, and takes Ian on a hike on one of her favorite trails.
Finally, co-host Richard Wiese is in Portland, Maine, to discover how Sea Bags is giving new life to old sails. From a warehouse holding thousands of weathered sails to the waterfront shop where the sails are meticulously sewn into one-of-a-kind totes, we see how this sustainability-focused company embodies the essence of Maine.