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...

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...

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...

Cheap Sleeps: Budget-friendly lodging in Mid-Coast Maine

Yes, you can find reasonably priced accommodations along the Maine Coast between Brunswick and Thomaston, including these in Boothbay Harbor, on the Pemaquid Peninsula,...

Maine’s Ocean Point Inn delivers unfussy oceanfront lodging and dining with memorable sunset views

Woke to the chorus of gulls cackling and lobster boats chugging the other morning, a natural alarm clock at the Ocean Point Inn in...

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...
Just looking at the ocean crashing on Monhegan's cliffs is cooling on a hot day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Visit and photograph Maine’s 14 National Natural Landmarks

Ready to point and shoot? Maine has 14 sites designated as National Natural Landmarks, and the National Park Service is looking for photos. Winning...

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...

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,...

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...

Deal alert: Great rates through mid June at the oceanfront Ocean Point Inn, in...

I fell in love with the Ocean Point Inn, an oceanfront old fashioned inn, cottages, and motel in East Boothbay, Maine, when I stayed...

Restaurant Week in Boothbay Harbor

Just back from a day trip to the Boothbays, and the buzz is about the upcoming Restaurant Week, Sept. 19-25. Participating restaurants will be...