Dome car returns to Amtrak Downeaster in Aug.-Sept. 2017

Views, views, views! Amtrak's vintage dome car is back Aug. 17-Sept. 24, 2017. There is no extra fee for riding on the upper level...

All agog about Maine’s Gardens Aglow

Wow, just wow! Don't miss Gardens Aglow, the annual holiday light extravaganza at the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. I went last night,...

Maine-related books for reading and giving

Looking for Maine-related books for your wish list and holiday giving? In addition to my Moon Maine, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Acadia National...

Maine reasons to shop Freeport beyond Bean’s

Next time you shop the L.L. Bean Mothership and the satellite national outlets in Freeport, seek out the Maine-owned  shops amidst them. Unlike many...

Hungry? Check out some of latest Maine fave food finds, part 1: Kennebunk-Rockport

Over the past few months, I’ve nibbled and sipped from Kittery to Fort Kent, Calais to Fryeburg, while researching the upcoming 2017 edition of...

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...

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?...

Good, fast, cheap eats along Maine’s Route 1

Foodie poohbahs lavish attention on Maine’s hot chefs and farm-to-table restaurants, but few dish on the off-the-publicity-grid, non-chain, fastish-food, take-out and grab-and-go joints. When I’m...

Top 10: The best of Rockland, Maine

Rockland rocks. Named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the small Maine coastal city edging Penobscot Bay retains the heart...

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...
Never miss an opportunity for Maine-made ice cream. ©hilary nangle

Craving fresh, Maine-made ice cream? Here’s where to find it statewide

I scream, you scream for Maine-made ice cream Years ago, when I edited a specialty food publication, the president of one large out-of-state gourmet ice...

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...

Kudos to Maine’s 2016 James Beard Award semi-finalists

The James Beard Awards have released the semi-finalists for the 2016 restaurant and chef awards, and once again, Maine is well represented. Here's where...

Pies on Parade: Don’t miss this annual Rockland, Maine, feast

Pies on Parade veterans know that the best way to enjoy this annual feeding frenzy and get to their favorite spots for pies of...