Lubec's last sardine-processing plant found new life as The Inn at the Wharf. The Inn on the Wharf, in Lubec, is sited in a former sardine processing plant. ©Hilary Nangle

Lubec’s Inn on the Wharf delivers authentic taste of Maine’s seafaring heritage

If The Inn on the Wharf, in Lubec were any closer to the shoreline, I could cast a fishing line out my window. Instead,...
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...

Island hopping 1: Vinalhaven

I've been escaping this heat wave with trips to Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Monhegan. Not only are the ferry rides a nice way to...

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...

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...

Cheap Sleeps: Penobscot Bay, budget friendly lodging near Camden, Rockland, & Searsport

The stretch of coastline around Penobscot Bay, including Rockland, Rockport, Camden, and Belfast, is Maine's Gold Coast, but you can find budget-friendly lodging and...

Cheap Sleeps: Down East, budget-friendly lodging on the way Down East Maine Coast

Once you pass the Acadia region, prices drop significantly, but if you're seeking true budget lodging on the Maine Coast, accommodations that provide character,...

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....
For a taste of the real, ungussied-up Maine, loop down to Jonesport and spend a day or two immersed in a real lobstering village. hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Jonesport, Maine: an authentic, ungentrified lobstering village on the down east...

Jonesport is a bona fide, way-way down east Maine lobstering village with a salty disposition and a stunning location. Not too many tourists other...

Perfect Maine foliage escape: Waterford Inne

I don't think one could find a more classic country inn in a more perfect location for leaf peeping than the Waterford Inne. This...
Some of the cabins at Castle Island Camps on Long Pond, in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, are built right over the water. Hilary Nangle photo.

Chasing memories on Golden Pond: Long before the movie, Maine’s Belgrade Lakes were drawing...

On Golden Pond, that dreamy sunset-of-life film starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda, may have been filmed in New Hampshire, but playwright...

Cheap Sleeps Greater Portland, inexpensive lodgings in Portland & Freeport, Maine

Need budget lodging? These Portland and Freeport accommodations are inexpensive, and each has a bit of, uhm character. Inn at St. John, Portland A room for...

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...

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...