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Christmas In Maine- Things To Do Within An Hour Of Portland

The holiday season in Maine just seems magical to me. There’s usually some snow, there are always twinkle lights and festive celebrations abound. There are things to do all over the state but here are some of my favorites. Most are within an hour of the Portland area. Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude Celebrating its 40th year! […]

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Favorite Breweries Around Portland, Maine

Maine has become quite the destination for foodies and beer aficionados over the past few years. The state is speckled with top notch breweries but my favorites all happen to be close to where I live. 🙂 Planning a trip to the area or wondering which brewery to check out next? From funky Saisons to […]

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Four Covered Bridges in Maine to Explore this Fall

If you love autumn, Maine is pretty much the place to be. With its dense forests of beautiful foliage, gorgeous mountains, and winding rivers, this state is the perfect place to get outside and enjoy the fall season. It’s no secret that the foliage is a showstopper but Maine’s covered bridges add a little bit […]

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Things to Do in Camden, Maine

Although it gets its fair share of tourists, there’s something so authentic about this coastal Maine town. Friendly locals, a “Gilmore Girl” feel and an endless supply of activities make Camden, Maine a perfect midcoast destination. Where the mountains meet the sea, there is something for everyone! Fun fact, its authenticity is why filmmakers chose […]

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Where to Stay in Camden, Maine

Pulling into Camden for the first time you will immediately be charmed by this small town. In my opinion it is one the most charming towns on the entire coast of Maine. Quaint downtown shops, lobstermen bringing their daily catches to shore, and a beautiful New England landscape make Camden an excellent place to visit. I’ve already shared […]

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Good Eats and Drinks in Camden, Maine

Camden, Maine is a quaint seaside town situated on Penobscot Bay. Ocean views, scenic drives, outdoor adventure, and a welcoming community make Camden the quintessential New England small town and one of my favorite places to enjoy a weekend getaway. Stay tuned for a series of posts about this midcoast jewel. First up where to […]

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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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