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New England- Where to Visit This Spooky Season

I be a little biased, being a Mainer but New England is the best place to be for “spooky season”. When I think spooky, it conjures up witches and Master of Horror Stephen King. There are so many things to do the whole month of October in the area, whether you want to be scared […]

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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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Authentic Oktoberfests in the USA

Every year, people flock to Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest. During this fun German festival there is a lot of beer, tasty food, and traditional music. If you live in the US and can’t make it to Munich this fall, don’t worry! There are plenty of Oktoberfests right here. Don’t feel like dealing with crowds but […]

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Friday Finds September 2

This was my first week back to get ready for the school year and I am exhausted. And I don’t even have students yet! Getting back into a routine is always tough but I’ll get there. This week’s finds include some fall travel inspiration, a time saving breakfast, a new show, and a holiday treat. […]

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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 Eat and Drink Around Montmartre

With its cobbled streets, majestic Basilica, local artists, and lively bistros Montmartre is bursting with charm. It’s hands down our favorite area to stay in while in Paris. In my mind, it’s one of the dreamiest and loveliest places on Earth. I blame the movie Amélie for my obsession. 🙂 Here are some of our […]

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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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Airport Tips For Summer Travel To Europe

As someone who works for an airline, I know how hectic travel has been lately. Lost bags, canceled flights, long lines, labor strikes…it has not been a good scene. That being said Andrew and I just got back from Paris. Yep, even though I know first hand how crazy airports have been the want to […]

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Friday Finds July 15

Bonjour and Happy Friday! We’ve been in Paris so there may be a little theme today 🙂 This week’s finds include some travel tips, a cute hotel, a Notre Dame update and where to find a refreshing beverage. How to Not Look Like a Tourist in France The French have the reputation for being rude […]

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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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Travel Will Do Your Body Good

There are many reasons to travel. You get to experience new cultures, eat different foods, maybe meet some new people, relax by the pool…everyone’s reason to get out of Dodge is different. But, did you know that traveling can be great for your health too? No matter where you live or what you do for […]

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10 Cute Stays in Paris,France

You know how some people look at houses they can’t afford on Zillow? Well I go down the rabbit hole of places I want to stay whenever I open my travel apps. I needed a little distraction this week so I’ve been scrolling through airbnb and booking.com making little wishlists to refer back to later. […]

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Salmon Quiche

Quiche is always a go to in our house, it’s perfect for any meal. I went a little out of my comfort zone this past week and made a salmon quiche. Of course I had to do a little research to find out how exactly to make a salmon quiche. Do you use fresh salmon […]

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Tips From Baggage Claim

Updated May 2022 I work a couple days of week at my local airport to help support my passion for travel. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the baggage claim office and I have learned so much about luggage. I’m still on team carry-on but even I need to check a bag every […]

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Tips for Exploring Your Own City

Springtime has me thinking about summer plans and travel. I definitely want to venture outside of Maine this summer, I haven’t left Maine since 2020! Traveling can be tough though. It’s expensive, takes some planning and you need to be able to take time off from work. That is not always easy. So, I thought […]

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10 Things To Do Before You Travel

Whether you are leaving your state for a weekend getaway or heading to Europe for a two week trip there are certain things you need to do before you leave the comforts of home. 1. Make A List, Check It Twice I know that not everyone is a list-maker, but creating lists when you are […]

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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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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

When I asked Andrew if he had a hankering for anything when I was planning for my Sunday Supper his only request was something French. So I opened up a cookbook and landed on a random page, Poulet aux Quarante Gousses d’Ail, Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. This trick doesn’t always work, I’ve opened […]

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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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