Tips and Articles for Maine

Hugh Stewart

What started out as a utilitarian bag designed to lug ice has become, in the course of its 65-year history, a standard-bearer for the American summer... Read More

Your attention, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—it's time for today's trivia question! Exactly how awesome is minor-league baseball?Is it (a)... Read More

When another weekend in the city is the last thing you need, set your sights on one of these pastoral finds. With just three rooms, the Poetry Inn (6380... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

At this luxurious but low-key compound, guests share neither bathroom, fireplace (most of the seven rooms have their own whirlpool and woodburning... Read More

Portland is a place where plain old Maine industriousness meets the worldly tastes of the city's newest residents—ad executives, Internet entrepreneurs,... Read More

On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your... Read More

You've had your summer holiday and you should be content. So why do you find yourself staring wistfully out the window as late-summer green gives way to... Read More

Take a detour from your vacation to check out what the rest of the world is doing: working. Behind-the-scenes factory tours are the perfect wake-up call... Read More

Here's how it will go: You'll say to a friend, 'We're taking a vacation in Maine.' Before you can continue, you'll be interrupted by a barrage of talk... Read More

Whether you're headed to St.-Tropez or Santa Cruz this summer, there's a sunscreen tailor-made for your travel plans ... Read More

What makes a great ski resort?Hard to say. In nearly 30 years on the slopes, I've had spectacularly memorable times fighting my way down Stowe's... Read More

At the turn of the century, Bar Harbor, the onetime fishing village on the eastern coast of Mount Desert Island, was Maine's premier resort—a glamorous... Read More

Only a few years ago, bicycle touring was the domain of the athletic and adventurous, people who were willing to load up their bikes with 40 pounds of... Read More

Summer in Maine is like the best of fall everywhere else. Sunny days start off crisp; against an enameled-blue sky, the evergreens look that much deeper... Read More

It's the nicest motel you'll ever stay in. Well, not a motel exactly, but the Yachtsman Lodge in Kennebunkport does look like one, with its neatly... Read More

Sure, you and your kids plan to conquer the theme parks, the all-inclusive resorts, the essential cities. In the meantime, why not make a little hay... Read More

For the past 140 years, a steady stream of artists has headed to Maine. If you drive along the coast up to the city of Portland, farther north to... Read More

Bed and breakfast. An elementary formula, right?It's amazing how wide a detour this concept has taken since farmwives started renting out the spare room... Read More

The approach is everything. You catch the mail boat from Deer Isle for a 45-minute cruise past rocky, mostly uninhabited islands to Isle au Haut, year... Read More

Fall foliage is New England's most colorful and best-priced asset. To sweeten the deal, we've raked the countryside, from Connecticut to Maine, for... Read More

Once a run-down part of town, the East End of Portland, Maine, has recently found new life. Young artists, restaurateurs, and designers have taken over... Read More

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