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Maine

Visiting Bar Harbor, Maine
3 weeks ago

Visiting Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine is one of the hidden gems not only of New England but the entire country. Tucked away on Mount Desert Island, it’s incredibly beautiful and picturesque. If you love the ocean, nature, and the rocky shorelines of Maine, this is the spot to visit. 

In this post, we’ll cover some of the things you need to know about any visit to Bar Harbor. So, if you’ve been planning to make a visit soon, keep reading!

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
7 months ago

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Maine might be best known for its beaches, but there is a lot of incredible nature to be found once you venture just a few miles inland from the ocean.

One such place is the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It was named after Rachel Carson, a very popular and world-renowned marine biologist, who was also a very outspoken environmental activist during her lifetime. She was also editor in chief of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Pumpkinfest and Regatta

Pumpkinfest and Regatta

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Damariscotta, Maine | With a giant pumpkin weigh-in, pumpkin hurl and catapult, pumpkin drop, and underwater pumpkin carving, it would seem that Damariscotta knows a thing or two about how …
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10 Best National Parks for Fall Leaves
8 months ago

10 Best National Parks for Fall Leaves

As the warm days of summer, lead into the cool nights and brisk mornings of fall, there comes a time when that perfect combination of weather makes for spectacular scenery across many parts of the country.

Know what we’re talking about?

Fall leaves.

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Top New England Beaches
8 months ago

Top New England Beaches

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Summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bundle up a bit, enjoy the ocean breeze, and dip your toes into the water if you’re particularly brave. Plus, the off-season means that there’s even more room to spread out and soak up the sun.

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Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie
8 months ago

Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie

For many of us, a history of Lemon Meringue Pie is necessarily brief, that is, as long as it takes to slice and eat it.  However, in the interest of how delicious things came into being, I am going to offer you what seems to be the most likely story of the origins of lemon meringue pie, and then a few tasty suggestions as to where you should drive, to find the best of the best. Read More

Best Beaches in Maine
12 months ago

Best Beaches in Maine

The state of Maine might be small, but you would be in transit for more than three thousand miles were you to drive along all of its coastlines. This embarrassment of coastal riches means that there is no shortage of beaches to choose from when planning a trip to this New England beauty. Read More

America’s Most Serene Gardens
12 months ago

America’s Most Serene Gardens

One of the most relaxing attractions to visit when sightseeing are botanical gardens. Not only can you experience a beautiful setting with a loved one, but you can also learn about the local and exotic flora in a region.  Read More

Favorite Climbs in the National Parks
1 year ago

Favorite Climbs in the National Parks

Now that summer is approaching, those among us who like to channel their inner Spider-Man can rejoice. The warmer weather means that rock climbing no longer has to be relegated to sweat-infused climbing gyms and faux-rock walls. Instead, test your scaling skills for free at one of the country’s beautiful national parks. Many are chockfull of climbing routes–guaranteed to have a better view than any gym. Read More

3 Excellent Cities for Walking Tours in the Northeast
1 year ago

3 Excellent Cities for Walking Tours in the Northeast

I love history. For many years, I acquainted myself with cities by reading about their past, then exploring them by myself (mostly on foot). But in recent years, I’ve started taking advantage of more structured walking tours as part of my experience. Here are a few things I’ve learned about walking tours that I always keep in mind:

1. Take the tour as early in your visit as possible. This helps you quickly learn the city’s layout. In addition, your tour guide will help point out places you’ll want to try to see (or revisit) before you leave town.

2. Show up a few minutes early. Most guides are excellent at ensuring everyone hears the scripted parts of the tour. Nonetheless, you stand a better chance of learning more about places in between stops if you are walking closest to the guide and can banter a bit.

I’ve picked out three cities to feature in this blog. For each city I provide a “Top Choice” an “Honorable Mention” and a “Runner Up.” I hope you get a chance to explore these beautiful and historic cities with the benefit of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.

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