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...

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,...

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...

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...

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. •...

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...

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...