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...

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...

10 reasons to visit Peaks Island, Maine

My friend Jackie Dishner—author of Backroads & Byways of Arizona, speaker, and mountain bike rider—dishes on her day on Peaks earlier this summer. by...

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...

A baker’s dozen Maine learning vacations: Combine vacation with learning a new skill

Want to add some value to your Maine vacation dollar? Instead of simply lazing away a summer holiday, plan a learning vacation. Conquer nature-deficit...

Nibbles & bites: Dining news and tasting notes from around Maine

I'm not even going to attempt to keep up with all that's happening in Portland—Portland Food Map does an excellent job of that and...
The menu for the White Barn Inn Bistro, open through March 31, 2013

Nibbles & Bites: Bistro menu at the White Barn Inn, Dinner at the Palace,...

Hungry? Here's some delicious news from around Maine. And don't forget that Maine Restaurant Week, March 1-10, 2013, is just around the corner. A...

Maine lodging news with a few dining morsels

So much happening in Maine, and I’ve been too sick with the flu to tell you about it all. Accept my apologies along with...
An exhibit of historical postcards drawn from the Penobscot MArine Museum's collection will be at the Cherryfield library through March 2013.

New and notes: Happenings in Maine

Here's a sampling of events and opportunities that have recently cross my desk. • Washington County Through Eastern’s Eye, an exhibit of 33 historic Washington...

Deal Alert: Save 50% on Maine lodgings & support a great cause

I love this Maine Innkeepers Association program, which gives travelers a great deal on Maine lodging—B&Bs, inns, hotels, even resorts—in some very desirable locations....

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...

Craving fried fish? Check out these Maine fish shacks

Maine is renowned for its lobster shacks, but its fried fish joints are equally tasty finds. At these 10 coastal gems—a mix of sit-down...
Vegan and vegetarian entrees share the menu with more mainstream choices at Franie & Johnny's, in Cape Neddick, Maine.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free fare fills the plate at these Maine restaurants

Health food stores and natural foods groceries, along with Asian, Indian, and Mexican restaurants, are the usual go-tos for on-the-road vegetarians and vegans. While...

Missing Ocean Wood? Consider these

Now none of these can replace Ocean Wood, Mike Brunton's campground on the the Schoodic Peninsula that closed after last summer. But, if you're...
Docent-led small group tours of Winslow Homer's Maine studio are expected to sell out. Hilary Nangle photo.

Don’t miss touring Winslow Homer’s studio on Prouts Neck, Maine

In September 2012, the Portland Museum of Art opened the Prouts Neck studio where American painter Winslow Homer lived and painted many of his...