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Where to Stay in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine has been making the hot lists in recent years and I know how overwhelming it can be to find just the right place to stay when planning your trip. I grew up and currently live and work in the Great Portland area so who better to give suggestions on where to stay? Here […]

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A Stay At The Norumbega Inn

The Norumbega Inn has always intrigued me. This is a beautiful stone manor, a “castle” by the sea that I have driven past countless times and have always wanted to stay there. Andrew will tell you that it is not actually a castle because it doesn’t have crenellations, which I needed to look up because […]

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Bald Pate Mountain

My friend Donna has a goal of completing 50 hikes before a certain birthday and this past Sunday was hike number one. I joined her as she kicked off this outdoorsy adventure at Bald Pate Mountain in Bridgton, Maine. Now, I am not a hiker. I’m a walker. I enjoy a stroll down a lovely, […]

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Signs of Spring in Maine

Spring is a fickle season in Maine. We’ve had plowable snow in April and I remember a May so warm a few years ago that I had a tan by Memorial Day. Even though the weather changes with the drop of a hat there are still some great ways to get out an enjoy Maine’s […]

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5 Winter Festivals in Maine 2022

The Winter season can feel long in Maine. Snowy days are great, it’s the freezing rain and gray afternoons that make it seem to last a lifetime. Thankfully there is never a shortage of activities to keep your spirits bright! Whether you live in the area or are visiting for a long weekend there is […]

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Easy Trails to Explore in Southern Maine

Southern Maine is an ideal destination to get out and explore while enjoying wildlife, nature, and breathtaking views. Some of my favorite trails can be found within reasonable driving distance of Portland which is always a bonus for me! These hikes are great to explore during the summer and autumn months. Cape Elizabeth Green Belt Trails […]

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Free Things To Do In Maine This Summer

No matter the season there are always free or super inexpensive things to do around the state of Maine. Here are some things that you can check out whether you live in Maine or are visiting vacationland this summer. [This will be updated as I discover more activities] Watch a Movie Under the Stars There’s […]

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Favorite Ice Cream Scoops in Maine

I love ice cream! Some people will only eat ice cream during the summer months but not me! I will eat ice cream on a snow day in the middle of January. Living in Maine means that I can’t always get my favorite scoop on those cold days in January but it does give me […]

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Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport is a coastal town in southern Maine. It’s known for its beaches, cute shops and friendly people. It’s a quintessential coastal Maine town. Whether you’re spending a day or a weekend in Kennebunkport here are some things that you should check out. [Disclaimer: as with any travel right now be sure to check local […]

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Tastiest Donuts in Maine

My dad LOVES donuts. He likes them so much that instead of cake we’ve had donut towers for his birthday. When I was little, many Sunday mornings would include warm donuts fresh from our local bakery. The simplicity of a warm donut with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top is just so damn delicious. As […]

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Maine Lighthouses

Maine is speckled with lighthouses up and down its rocky and often foggy coastline. I love lighthouses, it may be because I grew up with three just a bike ride away. Many Maine lighthouses date back to the 19th century and some were commissioned before the United States was even formed! If you’re visiting Maine […]

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Greater Portland Area- Cross Country Ski

I’m a native Mainer and it’s no secret that I love where I live, but Maine winters can be long. They are bitter cold and snowy and if you don’t have fun things to do they seem neverending. I didn’t grow up skiing but since meeting Andrew 14 years ago I’ve broadened my winter activity […]

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Christmas at the Victoria Mansion

Portland, Maine is a lovely little historic city. It’s Old Port area and Downtown have plenty of charm with their cobblestone streets, bricked sidewalks and architectural treasures. One of those treasures is the Victoria Mansion. This stately home, built between 1858 and 1863, was a summer residence for self-made business man, Rugglers Sylvester Morse and […]

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Portland, Maine Restaurants -Hidden Gems

I always look forward to Friday, not just because it’s the end of the work week, or payday but because it means takeout! I grew up in and currently live in South Portland, just minutes and a bridge ride away from Portland. This little city of ours has gotten quite a lot of attention the […]

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Lavender Fields

Sticking with my Maine staycation experiences I wanted to visit somewhere new this Summer. I love the calming scent of lavender and visiting the lavender fields of Provence has been a dream of mine for quite some time, we haven’t made our way to that part of France yet….fingers crossed for next year! I discovered […]

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Summer in Maine Part Two

Not being able to travel has really made me slow down and appreciate where I live. Maine really does have so much to offer, it is called Vacationland after all! The other day I shared my favorite beaches in Maine and today I’m going to share with you my favorite places to spend a day. […]

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Summer in Maine

As much as I love to travel I must admit that I LOVE where I live. Maine is such a special place and there are so many things to do here. Since I won’t be doing any traveling outside of my lovely state any time soon I thought I’d share some of my favorite things […]

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Summer Strawberries

It’s starting to feel like summer in Maine. We’ve had 90 degree weather last week and I already had a day by the pool but it didn’t feel like summer. The other day though I got a notification that my favorite strawberry farm would be open for pick your own this week. There is just […]

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