Foodie tidbits

A round-up of news from restaurants that participated in Restaurant Week Maine, courtesy of gBritt PR. CAMDEN: Natalie's Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn will be...
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...

Plan ahead: $5 lobsters!

Get 'em while they're hot (or while still alive and swimming). On Saturday, Nov. 8, Boothbay Harbor-area lobstermen will be selling lobsters, live or cooked,...
New England Outdoor Center offers moose-spotting tours in the region near Baxter State Park, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo

Out & about: new, noteworthy, deals, exhibits, and events in Maine

Sun's shining,  birds are singing, grass needs mowing, and Maine is open for the summer. Here's a round-up of news, upcoming events, and interesting...

Cool off this weekend at the Salad Days summer social picnic

Escape the heat wave on the Maine Coast by visiting Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Newcastle, for its annual Salad Days fund-raising...

Centennial: Peary at the Pole

Here's an anniversary that almost slipped by me: One-hundred years ago, Maine native and 1877 Bowdoin grad Robert E. Peary claimed to have reached...
Windjammer Days celebrates 50 years in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. This 2012 poster designed by Pat Berger.

Windjammer Days celebrates 50 years in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, this week

Windjammer Days, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, celebrates its 50th anniversary June 24-27, 2012. A dozen members of the famed Maine windjammer fleet are expected...

Sneak Preview: Coastal Maine Botanical Garden’s Children’s Garden

Yesterday I toured the new Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, in Boothbay. Wow! Based on Maine children's...
Escape everything at Three Pines, a peaceful B&B on an organic farm in Hancock, Maine, near Acadia National Park. Courtesy photo.

Maine bed-and-breakfast inns that cater to vegetarians

While most inns and B&BS will, with advance notice, prepare vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) breakfasts, a few cater to the meat-free crowd. Honestly, even...

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...

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...

Boothbay Harbor Restaurant Week: Sept. 18-24

Want to taste your way through Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and environs? Boothbay Harbor Restaurant Week, Sept. 18-24, 2010, makes that easy. Seventeen participating restaurants...

Steal of an oceanfront lodging deal in East Boothbay

If you're seeking a quick escape and don't want to spurge, TravelZoo has an incredible deal at the Ocean Point Inn, a lovely, old-timey...

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 lobster?

I recently wrote a story for the Boston Globe about my favorite Maine lobster shacks. For those who didn't see it, I've added it...