Trip Planning

Where, when, how, and why

Amtrak Downeaster adds vintage dome car

Views, views, views! From Aug. 13-Sept. 18, you can ride in a vintage dome car when taking select Amtrak Downeaster trains. There is no extra fee for riding on the upper level of the glass-domed car, but seats are on a first-come, first served basis, with riders encouraged to rotate in and out to allow […]

Camden Maine's Hartstone inn introduces Icelandic horse-riding experience

Camden Maine’s Hartstone inn introduces Icelandic horse-riding experience

Here’s a fun escape: Stay at the Hartstone Inn in Camden, Maine, and ride an Icelandic horse. The Hartstone is perhaps best known as a destination for culinary travelers, who are drawn by the inn’s stellar dining room and its cooking courses, but the Select Registry-member property is also prized for its easy elegance, comfort, and […]

Kudos to Maine’s 2016 James Beard Award semi-finalists

The James Beard Awards have released the semi-finalists for the 2016 restaurant and chef awards, and once again, Maine is well represented. Here’s where you’ll want to make reservations and score a table now, before the from-away crowds return. And if you’re from away, visit now and also reap off-season rates. Here are the 2016 […]