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5 Winter Festivals in Maine

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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Day Trip to Leuven

Leuven (or Louvain in French) is the capital of Flemish Brabant in Belgium.  It’s only a 20 minute train ride from Brussels, which makes it perfect for a day trip. If you have a love of learning, history, art, architecture, or food and drink than you will enjoy exploring this lovely city!  Here are my […]

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January Reset- More Mocktails Please

Every January my body is craving a post-holiday reset. All of the holiday treats, heavy meals and cocktails start to take a toll on my body. A few years ago I gave up alcohol for the month of January. Then did it again the following year and now it’s just become something that I do. […]

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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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Friday Finds November 11

Happy Friday! This week has felt super long with the time change, full moon and elections on Tuesday. The weather has also been all over the place, it was in the 70s Monday and I woke up to frost on my car Thursday morning. It’s been a strange week. Thankfully, I have today off from […]

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Christmas Markets in the USA

When someone mentions a Christmas Market I immediately think of Europe. But did you know that those charming stalls, twinkle lights and festive cheer can be found all over the USA as well? Here is a round up of holiday markets that look like they are worth a visit. No passport required! (unless you’re outside […]

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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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