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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...

Cheap sleeps: Budget-friendly lodging in Western Lakes & Mountains

Lodging in Maine's Western Lakes & Mountains region tends to be less expensive and less fussy and frilly than on the coast. Whether you're...

Cheap Sleeps: Budget lodging near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Maine

Yes, you can find cheap sleeps in Maine's Acadia region, encompassing the Blue Hill/Deer Isle Peninsula, Mount Desert Island home to Bar Harbor, and...
For an authentic seafaring heritage experience, stay at The Inn at the Wharf sited in a former sardine cannery on Lubec's waterfront. ©Hilary Nangle

Cheap Sleeps: Down East, budget-friendly lodging on the way Down East Maine Coast

Once you pass the Acadia region, prices drop significantly, but if you're seeking true budget lodging on the Maine Coast—inexpensive accommodations that provide character,...

Cheap Sleeps: Penobscot Bay, budget friendly lodging near Camden, Rockland, & Searsport

The stretch of coastline around Penobscot Bay, including Rockland, Rockport, Camden, and Belfast, is Maine's Gold Coast, but you can find budget-friendly lodging and...

Cheap Sleeps: Budget-friendly lodging in Mid-Coast Maine

Yes, you can find inexpensive accommodations along the Maine Coast between Brunswick and Thomaston, including these cheap sleeps in Boothbay Harbor, on the Pemaquid...
For a budget-friendly stay in Greater Portland, consider the retro Maine Idyll Motor Court in Freeport.

Cheap Sleeps Greater Portland: inexpensive lodgings in Portland & Freeport, Maine

These Portland and Freeport accommodations are relatively inexpensive, providing cheap sleeps along with a bit of, uhm character. (Updated Feb. 20, 2018) Eighth Maine Oceanfront Lodge...

Cheap Sleeps: Southern Maine coast, budget-friendly lodgings

Cheap sleeps are becoming difficult to find to find along Maine's Southern Coast. The region's proximity to Boston and its easy access has made...
The Percy Inn not only has well equipped rooms, but also a great location in downtown Portland as well as free onsite parking. ©Hilary Nangle

Checking in: Portland’s Percy Inn is a great choice for independent-minded travelers

The Percy Inn delivers everything an independent-minded traveler needs. This handsome, 1830 Federal-style row house is sited downtown Portland, Maine, just a few steps...
Above the clouds at Whitefish Mountain, Montana.©Hilary Nangle

Why Whitefish, Montana, is heavenly in winter

I'm hoping my first trip to Whitefish won't be my last, and I'm wondering why I waited so long to visit this Montana mountain...
Original architectural elements enrich a stay at The Francis, a 15-room boutique hotel in Portland, Maine. ©Hilary Nangle

Checking In: The Francis, Portland’s newest boutique hotel

I'm sure ate 19th-century Maine architect Francis Fassett would be pleased with The Francis, Portland's newest boutique hotel. Fassett designed the Congress Street home...