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All agog about Maine's Gardens Aglow

All agog about Maine’s Gardens Aglow

Wow, just wow! Don’t miss Gardens Aglow, the annual holiday light extravaganza at the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. I went last night, and I’m already plotting my return. Yes, it’s that spectacular. Great for all ages, and the gardens are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Maine’s biggest and brightest light show uses more […]

Maine-related books for reading and giving

Maine-related books for reading and giving

Looking for Maine-related books for your wish list and holiday giving? In addition to my Moon Maine, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Acadia National Park books, check out these titles that have crossed my desk. As always, I love it when you support your local, independent book store, but if you prefer to shop online, […]

Hungry? Check out some of latest Maine fave food finds, part 1: Kennebunk-Rockport

Hungry? Check out some of latest Maine fave food finds, part 1: Kennebunk-Rockport

Over the past few months, I’ve nibbled and sipped from Kittery to Fort Kent, Calais to Fryeburg, while researching the upcoming 2017 edition of Moon Maine. The research kept me too busy to post much beyond my Maine Travel Maven Facebook page, but now I’m making up for lost time. Below are some of my […]

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 […]