Maine

Pineland Farms
Chronological / Destinations / Maine / United States

Maine’s Connection to the Silicon Valley

Last year my wife and I had a travel feature assignment and headed to New England to research those famous Fall season colors and soon learned why everyone should consider adding this trip to their travel bucket list. And we also discovered an amazingly interesting human interest story that connected […]

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Maine

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn

This was our first visit to the Captain Jefferds Inn and the famous coastal community that is home to the Bush family retreat on Walker Point. Long before news of presidential visits put quaint little Kennebunkport on the global tourist map, it was a favorite vacation spot for local New Englanders. Pounding ocean […]

Sailing the High Seas Aboard the Majestic Schooner Heritage
Chronological / Cruises / Destinations / Maine / United States

Sailing the High Seas Aboard the Majestic Schooner Heritage

The wind roars through the sails and the sea sweeps the decks and all would-be mariners get the thrill of a lifetime racing the waves in the open ocean. For a truly unique vacation that the entire family will enjoy, try a tall ship adventure. Boarding any great sailing ship […]

A Windowless Arrival into Charming Portland, Maine
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Maine / United States

A Windowless Arrival into Charming Portland, Maine

Downtown Portland is just steps from the port. While there are wonderful shore excursions into the countryside, I like to get familiar with the city centers. In Portland, you simply exit the security area, turn left and start walking. My biggest decision for the day was where to sample the local lobster and chowder.

Monhegan Island’s Natural Charm
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Maine / United States

Monhegan Island’s Natural Charm

It winks at you as you pull into the dock. Built in 1824, the gray granite lighthouse serves Monhegan Island, a rocky scrap of land where 60 or so residents hunker down year round.

Portland, Maine—Today, Its Ship Has Really Come In
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / Maine / United States

Portland, Maine—Today, Its Ship Has Really Come In

For some years, as lobster fishing stabilized and other industries deteriorated, Portland’s fortunes deteriorated along with them. The area along its downtown coastal streets was considered quite unsafe after dark. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a son of Portland, may have turned over in his proverbial grave.

With a Sip, Suppah is Served
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Scholarship Award Winners / Maine / United States / Wines & Spirits

With a Sip, Suppah is Served

It’s amazing to me how a sip of a wine can vividly recreate a memory of a place… As soon as the crisp, cool, fermented liquid touched my lips, the resin quality and razor sharp acidity reminded me of a trip to Damariscotta, Maine about 23 years before.

Rockland, Maine: Four Perfect Days and Four Historic Inns
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Rockland, Maine: Four Perfect Days and Four Historic Inns

The first thing the Hill Team learned during our adventures along Maine’s mid-coast was that four days in Rockland would not be nearly enough.