Visit lighthouses along Maine's coast on Maine Open Lighthouse Day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Light up your life: Seven special ways to enjoy Maine’s lighthouses

The romanticism of lighthouse life has motivated many a traveler to seek out Maine’s 64 beacons. Some of Maine’s lighthouses can be viewed from...

Cheap sleeps in Maine: Good deal for a good cause

This spring, check into one of Maine's finer accommodations at a great rate, while supporting a worthy cause. Choose from participating Maine accommodations in...

Top 10: The best of Rockland, Maine

Rockland rocks. Named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the small Maine coastal city edging Penobscot Bay retains the heart...

Staycations: Control costs for your Maine vacation

Are you trying to control costs this summer yet yearning for a vacation? Consider a staycation--the trendy term for vacationing at home and doing...
An exhibit of historical postcards drawn from the Penobscot MArine Museum's collection will be at the Cherryfield library through March 2013.

New and notes: Happenings in Maine

Here's a sampling of events and opportunities that have recently cross my desk. • Washington County Through Eastern’s Eye, an exhibit of 33 historic Washington...

Travel Tips for Tight Times: Save a Mint with these Budget Travel Ideas

I travel frequently throughout Maine and beyond for work, and since I’m most often on my own for expenses, I’ve mastered keeping costs manageable....

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,...
Windjammer Days celebrates 50 years in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. This 2012 poster designed by Pat Berger.

Windjammer Days celebrates 50 years in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, this week

Windjammer Days, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, celebrates its 50th anniversary June 24-27, 2012. A dozen members of the famed Maine windjammer fleet are expected...

Maine lodging deals and news you can use

Planning a trip to Maine? Here are some lodging deals and news worth considering before you book. Most deals are subject to availability. I've...

I don’t like spiders or snakes

but the naturalists at the College of the Atlantic sure do, and they'll be using them in Nature of Halloween, a a program celebrating...

History buffs and vintage auto fans: Don’t miss Founder’s Day in Paris Hill, Maine

Once a year, tiny Paris Hill comes alive for its Founders Day celebration, when Bob Bahre shares his private car collection with the public....

Scupture dedication and Summer Solstice Celebration today in Roque Bluffs, Maine

If you're in down east Maine, near Machias, here's a fine way to spend the afternoon. Warm Wind, a sculpture created by Kazumi Hoshino, of...

Maine Festival of the Book: Read all about it

Dig out from under Friday's predicted monster storm and plan to attend the annual Maine Festival of the Book, April 1-3, 2011. With the...
Visit Owls Head Light and the ALF Interpretive Center. Tom Nangle photo

Take the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge this weekend

Visit and climb the towers of seven Mid-coast lighthouses during the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, June 29-30, 2013. You can register for the challenge, sponsored...

Tiptoe through 45,000 tulips and other blooms near Acadia National Park, Maine

Thinking about visiting Acadia National Park in May? Plan a trip around the annual Spring Bulb Tour, when WatersEdge, the oceanfront W. P. Stewart...