Bernie surveys his domain at the Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth. ©Hilary Nangle

Bernie, Maine’s dog-friendly expert, makes his final post

Last Friday I said a final goodbye to one of my favorite travel companions and my resident expert in dog-friendly experiences. Bernie, my 11-year-old Leonberger,...
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...

Autumn Escape: Explore Maine’s Katahdin Woods & Waters and Moosehead regions

This autumn, why not take explore both Maine's Moosehead Lake region and the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument from one convenient base?...

Escape to Maine’s Attean Lake Lodge

With August comes the realization that summer isn’t forever, and it’s time to get cracking on getting away. But where, you ask? I have...

Classic Maine: Pair lodging at the Colony House with a Lakewood Theater show

If you're looking for a inexpensive, lakeside, retro-vintage escape in Maine,  let me tell you about Lakewood. Sited in Madison, 6 miles north of...

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...

Deal Alert: Save 50% on Maine lodgings this spring

It's back! The Maine Innkeepers Association's annual Habitat for Humanity program. Donate $35, and save 50% on your room, April 18-May 27, 2016, at...

You could win Maine’s Blue Hill Inn

Envision the perfect country inn, a classic with the charm and elegance of that in the old Bob Newhart Show, and it could be...

Plan Ahead: News from around Maine about special events, deals, meals, lodging, & more

If you're thinking about or planning a visit to Maine, here are a few choice events to keep in mind as you finalize your...

Cape Elizabeth’s Inn by the Sea successfully launches homeless dog adoption program

Well that didn't take long! The first dog in the new foster-to-adoption  program at the uber-dog-friendly Inn By the Sea, in Cape Elizabeth, came...

Dog-friendly accommodations in Maine

I frequently travel with my furry sidekick, Bernie, a 97-pound Leonberger. Both of us can vouch for these Maine accommodations that extend a welcoming...

New owner for Ogunquit’s historical Cliff House Resort & Spa

It's the end of an era: Fourth-generation owner Kathryn Weare has sold the Cliff House Resort & Spa, which tops the cliffs of Bald...

Deal Alert: Save 50% on Maine lodgings & support a great cause

I love this Maine Innkeepers Association program, which gives travelers a great deal on Maine lodging—B&Bs, inns, hotels, even resorts—in some very desirable locations....

News, notes, and deals from around Maine

Winter got you down? Plan a Maine escape. Here are a few tidbits that have come to my attention recently. Plan ahead or be shut...