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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 Maine lobster: All you need to know about Maine’s lobster shacks, lobster...

Maine is world renowned for its lobster, and you can enjoy it a gazillion ways. Eating it, of course, is the biggie (with so many...
Egon Zimmermann enjoys schmoozing with guests at the Hotel Kristberg in Lech, Austria. @Hilary Nangle

Olympic Dreams: Ski and sleep at world-class alpine resorts with Olympic connections

Schuss Olympian-worthy slopes by day and immerse in Olympic history at night at one of these 12 hotels owned by or affiliated with an...
It's best to be hungry if attending Pies on Parade. ©hilary Nangle

Pies on Parade: Have fork, will travel, in Rockland, Maine’s up-and-coming foodie town

If you like pie, you'll love Rockland's annual Pies on Parade. Participants march through town, fork in hand, to taste more than 40 pies...
One of many elephants seen while on safari at Kenya's Angama Mara. ©Hilary Nangle

Angama Zen: Savoring the good life on Kenyan safari in the wildlife rich Maasai...

Just below my private elevated deck, I spot the welcoming committee – three hyraxes rustling in scrubby brush. Beyond that, the land drops 1,000...
The Corea Wharf & Gallery is a triple win: Great lobster, great art, and great storytelling by owner Joe Young. @Hilary Nangle photos

The Maine Travel Maven’s favorite Maine experiences in 2017

On each of the last 10 days of 2017, I shared one of my 10 most memorable Maine experiences from the year. These are...
Apply now for two great Maine Artist-in-Residence programs: Acadia National Park and StudioWorks in Eastport. Image courtesy Acadia National Park

Apply now for Maine Artist-in-Residence programs

Artists, writers, and other creatives: Check out these Artist-in-Residence programs in Maine. Acadia National Park Program: Two week immersive experience in Acadia National Park; details here....
Half Moon Cay, a stop on Holland America Line's Bahamas cruises. ©Hilary Nangle

Winter Escape: Cruising the Bahamas aboard HAL’s Nieuw Amsterdam

As much as I love Maine, come December, I'm craving sunshine and warmth. When the opportunity to cruise aboard Holland America Line's 2,106-passenger Nieuw...
After the ride, return to relax at the ranch. ©Hilary Nangle

Arizona’s White Stallion dude ranch delivers all-inclusive fun

I rekindled a childhood love of riding horses, savored warmth and sunshine, and appreciated the one-price-covers-almost-everything rates at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson,...

Perfect Maine foliage escape: Waterford Inne

Updated Sept. 2017 I don't think one could find a more classic country inn in a more perfect location for leaf peeping than the Waterford...
Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier on the oceanfront deck of MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. ©Hilary Nangle

Let’s eat: Talking food with Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier

Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier, of MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, discuss food trends, dish about local favorites, dish and chefs to watch...
Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier won a James Beard award for Arrows, in Ogunquit, now they're at MC Perkins Cove. ©Hilary Nangle

Meet the Makers: Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier

Earlier this summer, I sat down with Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier, who won the James Beard Best Chef Northeast award for their...