18Mar/170

48ish Hours in Portland

In December, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Portland, Maine. I confirmed my hunch that this may be my favorite small city in America. December was chilly, but fighting low temps is worth it to see the wonderful displays of holiday lights. A family had asked to rent my place in […]

24Nov/140

A Day on Monhegan Island

For anyone visiting the Boothbay region in the nicer weather, a day trip to Monhegan is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your stay. Monhegan is an island 12 miles off the coast, home to only about 65 year-round residents. The island is known for its history as a lobstering community and as an […]

17Oct/130

A Side-Trip to Vinalhaven

On a visit to Boothbay this spring, we took a little side-trip to the island of Vinalhaven. We spent three nights at the very comfortable Tidewater Motel, right in the center of the town of Vinalhaven — you could not ask for a better location! The Tidewater gets its name because it is literally perched on […]

12Sep/110

Acadia National Park: My Guest Post on BootsnAll

My article entitled “Five Practical Tips for Making the Most of Your Visit to Maine’s Acadia National Park” was published on BootsnAll’s Travel Blog today.  Please check it out!