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...

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...

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...

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. •...

Three books share Maine’s great outdoors with enthuisasts and armchair dreamers

Ahhhh, October, summer's last stand. I treasure October: the light is soft, the air is gentle, the breezes are clear, and the bugs are...

The Maine Travel Maven shares her Best of Maine picks for Yankee Mag on...

One of my more fun and challenging assignments for the best few years has been picking the Best of Maine for Yankee Magazine. (I...

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,...

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...