Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States and the only state in New England not bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The origin of the name “Vermont” is uncertain, but likely comes from the French les Verts Monts, meaning “the Green Mountains”. The state is extremely rural, its valleys littered with farms. Among the state’s major exports are cheese, maple syrup, marble, slate, and granite. Tourism is also a very large industry in Vermont, as skiers travel from Boston, New York, Canada, and elsewhere to ski resorts up and down the Green Mountain spine during the winter. In summer, the many bed and breakfast fill up with couples and families wanting to visit the state’s small towns and wild areas. Some of these small hotels also offers basic spa treatments, so guests can easily enjoy massages or other procedures during their trip.