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2017 Garden Tours blossom throughout Maine

Take time to smell the flowers during annual garden tours throughout Maine. While most tours occur on only one day each summer, a...

Let’s talk lobster: Maine lobster shacks, Maine lobster festivals, Maine lobsterboat races, Maine lobsterboat...

Maine is world renowned for its lobster, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Eating it, of course, is one way, but...
Join Maine Guide Michael Good of Down EAst Nature Tours, on a birding tour of the Acadia region. Hilary Nangle photo.

10 terrific Maine summer vacation adventures

Add one of these made-for-the-memory-books experiences to your Maine vacation. 1. Hike in the 100-Mile Wilderness Using the Appalachian Mountain Club's  Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins...

Keepers of the Flame: Blind Hope and Passion Fuel Lighthouse Restorations

Credit the Maine Lights Program, launched in 1996, and the National Historical Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, for saving more than 40 of Maine’s...

Elephants at my doorstep: Satao Elerai Lodge, Kenya

I’m sitting on the deck of my tent (an understatement, canvas walls, yes, but also full bed, wood floor, and shower bath) gazing...

Postcard from Edinburgh: Forsyth’s Tea Room

While gadding about Great Britain by rail (especially easy with a BritRail pass) a few years ago, I stumbled into this delightful tea room,...

Roaming Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

I attained enlightenment in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Not the lights-flashing, God-appearing, Hallelujah! type of enlightenment, but rather a far-more-subtle, restorative, all's-right-with-the-world kind. This...

Postcard from Vienna: Gaststrube Pürstner

Where: Gaststrube Pürstner, Vienna, Austria; operated by the Purstner family for three generations. Menu: Traditional, prices from 9-26 Euros (most in the 15-18 E range) Dish:...

London’s Courtauld Gallery is a treasure within a treasure

Works displayed at London's Courtauld Gallery aren't crowded, making it easier to appreciate them. Hilary Nangle photo. I was more than content to admire...

The Maine Travel Maven’s Favorite Maine Lobster Shacks

When I eat lobster, I take no prisoners. All that’s identifiable in the carnage left behind are the eyes, antennae, swimmeretes (those feathery appendages...

The Maine Coast Chocolate Trail: A chocoholic’s guide

Maine has an official art museum trail, a maritime heritage trail, an architecture trail, even a garden and landscape trail. It doesn't have a...