Dana H. Freeman

Member Since:
Nov 2016

Dana is originally from New York City but has been calling Vermont home for the last 16 years. She is an entrepreneur, freelance journalist, and the editor behind Dana Freeman Travels. Through her writing, she provides destination information, reviews, and travel tips. Dana is a travel enthusiast specializing in cruise, adventure, food, luxury, and multi-generational travel.

Freeman has appeared on Huffington Post Live, VPR, WCAX and various travel podcasts. She contributes to the Forbes Travel Guide, Homeaway, Eagle Creek and Trip Advisor.


Dana is the Founder of FindandGoSeek.net -- a hyperlocal destination for families to discover what to see and do in their community. For the last five years, she has penned a weekly column for her local newspaper, the Burlington Free Press, and she curates a regular morning show piece for Star 92.9 FM radio station.


• Brand Ambassador for HomeAway • Brand Ambassador for Ski Vermont • Zipkick Trusted Traveler • Brand Ambassador for the M.A.X. Pass.

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• International Food Wine Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) Member • Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) Member • International Travel Writers Association (ITWA) Member 

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Published Articles (38)

Fly, Ride or Zip: Family Vacations Create Memories that last a Lifetime

Print Feature for Explore Smuggs Magazine. Summer at Smugglers’ Notch is an excellent time for a family adventure. At the #1 Kid-Friendly Resort in the Eastern U.S. and Canada, there […]

Why You Should Vacation in Costa Rica

Did you know that Costa Rica has no army, a 98% literacy rate, and married women keep their last name? They also have great coffee and live the Pura Vida […]

Winter Driving Safety Tips in Vermont

These days you can never be sure when the next nor’easter will blow into Vermont. Weather can be unpredictable, and winter can catch even the most-experienced drivers by surprise. Having […]

Why Windstar Cruises are Beyond Ordinary

Windstar Cruises maintains that they are 180 Degrees from Ordinary. After sailing with them four times, I cannot refute that statement. In fact, they are extraordinary. Recently my husband and […]

Travel Better: 7 Tools for Staying in Touch While Traveling

Is there free wifi here? No longer do you need to depend on free wifi at cafes and hotels in order to get online while traveling. From pocket wifi devices […]

5 Reasons to Stay at the Conrad New York

The Conrad New York is located in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City. This all-suite hotel is in an ideal spot for those who don’t love the commotion of the big […]

How Not to Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s policy explicitly states that the “use of cell phones for talking is prohibited in exhibition spaces and theater.” That means you cannot stand in the […]

Porto Highlights: 5 Faves of Portugal’s Northern Capital

Built into the cliffs at the mouth of the Douro River, this compact hilly city is best explored on foot. It is an architectural gem. Meander through neighborhood squares, stroll […]

Offbeat Washington, D.C.: 5 Unusual Things To Do

There is so much to discover in Washington, D.C. beyond what you will find on the National Mall. Despite the obvious museums and attractions there are several spots that fly […]

4 Tips for Going Car-Less in Washington, DC

If you’re planning a trip to Washington, D.C., forget the hassle of renting a car — you won’t need one to see the sites. Public transportation in the United States […]

Get Outside at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Set on sixty-five acres in Ponte Vedra, the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa is an excellent choice for an active family vacation. It has been recently refreshed with a multi-million […]

My Road Trip to Cape Cod with HomeAway

How to choose the perfect vacation rental on Cape Cod. A destination guide with recommendations for where to stay, eat, shop and what to do.

Where to go on an Unplugged Vacation

Do you remember when going on vacation really meant you were taking a vacation? In today’s totally connected world it is almost hard to imagine doing that, but it can […]

5 Tips For Planning a Multi-Generational Family Vacation In Ireland

Traveling with extended family gives grandparents, parents, and children the opportunity to develop powerful bonds that will last a lifetime—and Ireland is the perfect setting for the experience.

Our 3 Favorite Places to Unplug on Vacation

While there certainly is a time and place to be wired and accessible, it shouldn’t be while you are on vacation. Everyone needs and deserves a break from the stresses […]

Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge

Summer nights in Vermont were made for Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge. Pack a picnic, bring some wine, and listen to some great music while watching the […]

Why You Will Love Riding Electric Bikes In Vermont

I really had no idea what riding electric bikes would be like. After I recent outing with Lamoille Valley Bike Tours (LVBT), I was pleasantly surprised to find just how […]

The Ultimate Guide to Multi-Generational Travel

Are you considering a multi-generational trip? These travel tips will help ensure your family cherishes the experience for years to come.

Insider’s Guide: 3 Incredible Beaches on Maui’s West Coast

And while picturesque beaches on Maui may seem a dime a dozen, my three favorites — situated on the west side — stand out from the rest.

7 things You Absolutely Must Do In Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is a unique vacation spot. As I found out on a recent trip to the area, there is something for everyone to do no matter what their interests may […]

Photo Journal: How to Rock an RV Road Trip

Looking for an epic road trip idea? My family and I recently embarked on a nine-day road trip through the southern United States. It took us 500 miles from Florida […]

What You Need to Know Before Taking Your First RV Trip

Taking an RV trip has been on my family’s travel bucket list for years. The idea of exploring several places in a short amount of time—without having to unpack and […]

How to Choose the Perfect Summer Vacation Rental

Most families take a vacation at some point during the summer. With school out for a few months, it is an ideal time to take a road trip, go to […]

5 Amazing Farmers\’ Markets in Vermont

Farmers’ markets can be found year-round in Vermont on almost every day of the week. While they used to be places that only chefs and culinary experts would frequent, farmer’s […]

The Best Winter Surf Escapes

Surfing is a year-round sport. Winter, in particular, is known for consistent waves and larger swells. Whether you are you an aspiring wave rider or you can hang ten with […]

Upscale Dining on Eleuthera at the French Leave Resort

Eleuthera is not known for being a culinary destination. We were thrilled to learn that the French Leave Resort​ is home to a trendy new eatery, 1648 An Island Restaurant. […]

Can You Fly to Cuba Now?

While landing on Cuban soil today may be easier than it has been in the last 50 or so years, don’t be in a rush to pack your bags quite […]

How to Get Over Your Fear of Skiing

For some, trying a new sport causes an adrenaline rush. For others, it creates anxiety. If you fall into the latter category, it is completely understandable that the prospect of […]

5 Reasons to Stay at Hotel Archer New York

It is the little things that make a difference at the Archer Hotel New York. Modern travelers have come to expect standard hotel amenities such as coffee makers, robes, slippers […]

Growing Up in Stratton Mountain’s Ski Resort

From ice skating to various accommodations to world-class skiing, snowboarding and more, this Vermont skiing resort is a winter destination families keep coming

Why You Should Visit St. Simons Island, GA

St. Simons Island is the largest of the four barrier islands that make up the Golden Isles. Located on the southern tip of Georgia’s coast, the island’s shoreline is dotted […]

The 5 Best Hidden Gems in Vermont

Some people might argue that Vermont is off the beaten path. This small state shares its northernmost boarder with Canada, and its largest city, Burlington, has a population of only […]

Where to Eat in the Outer Banks Now

The Outer Banks of North Carolina might not be known as a culinary destination yet but it should be. The OBX, as it is known by the locals, is more […]

The Truth about Sailing on a Windjammer Cruise

I enjoy cruising on small luxury ships. They are intimate, have unique itineraries and often go where bigger boats cannot dock. While windjammer cruises are somewhat similar to these types […]

What to Expect on an Airboat Ride

If you have never been on an Airboat Ride before you are in for an aquatic adventure. I recently went out for the first time in Vero Beach with Florida […]

Seafood Sampler: Eating in Vero Beach, FL

Located on Central Florida’s Treasure Coast, Vero Beach is an unpretentious coastal town with lots to offer its visitors and residents year round. There are miles of pristine beaches, access […]

Some Like it Hot: Eating in Nashville

When someone mentions Nashville, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Country Music. While it is true that Nashville is known as Music City, it’s burgeoning food scene […]

Escape to the Inn by The Sea

Just 15 minutes south of Portland, Maine you will find the Inn by the Sea. This elegant coastal property offers it’s guests exceptional service and amenities. From the moment visitors […]