New free map details Maine’s Public Reserved Lands and recreational opportunities

Maine has more than a half-million acres of public reserved lands, and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has just published a free...

What’s happening in Maine, check these pages

A reminder to all that I often post news of current events and interesting doings throughout Maine on my Maine Travel Maven Facebook page,...

Do your holiday shopping, pick up great stuff, and support good Maine-related causes

Here are three great opportunities to take care of some of your holiday shopping needs and support a Maine-related cause at the same time. •...

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....

Bike-friendly Maine

Maine is the second most bike-friendly state in the nation, according to the The League of American Bicyclists. Good recognition for the efforts the...

Handy links for trip planning

VisitMaine: the state's official tourism website with links to everything and then some. Maine: Everything official Maine. Maine weather by zone: Click and get localized reports...

Maine's going to the birds

It's late August, which means all too soon, the birds will begin winging their ways to more southern climes. That means birdwatchers will begin...

Let's talk leaves

As in foliage. According to the folks who study this stuff, thanks to our wet summer, Maine is expecting a grand foliage season, with...

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...