Maine

Tips and Articles in Maine

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 three time-tested inns that are as American as pot roast. No place like home?After a day of wide-e...
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 19th-century cottages and Victorian "painted lady" houses. Here's where they spend their free t...
It's not always the four-star meals that stick in our memories when we travel. Sometimes the most evocative foods are simple, local dishes with everyday tastes. Look at a map of the United States: almost any port city you see could be marked by a ...
There were so many useful things my family might have done at the Common Ground Country Fair, a three-day celebration of organic-farming life held each fall in the hilly pasturelands of central Maine. We could have learned to forage for mushrooms,...
BEACH WHERE: Grand Cayman WHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this month. The starting lineup: celebrity chef Eric Ripert, opening two restaurants (one formal, ...
The thermal waters of Bath, England, have attracted travelers for at least 10 millennia. Over the past few years, the development of the historic Georgian baths into Thermae Bath Spa, a high-end facility designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, has been...
Need more Merlot in that Médoc?New barrel-blending programs around the country let oenophiles fine-tune wines to suit their own palates. During a two-hour course at The Phoenician (Scottsdale, Ariz.; 480/423-2530; www.thephoenician.com; $135), you...
The old guard is getting a run for its money in Kennebunkport this summer. Spread across 60 acres of balsam and birch groves is Hidden Pond, which opens its doors next month; the 14 cottages have screened-in porches, outdoor showers, and details l...
Is there such a thing as an un-inn?If so, this is it. No cutting-garden chintz. No reproduction four-posters. The Beach House, built in 1891 as a B&B and fully renovated last year, is that tonic anomaly: a tailored, understated hideaway for the 21...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Aerial Tours. The hum of the single-engine Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the Peruvian high desert. Below you, flat expanses of dry, brown earth extend in every direction, punctuated only by twisti...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts. Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand; the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in fo...
I am not new to the Seychelles. I visited the islands back in February 1979, when I was given the rather plummy assignment of accompanying the Sports Illustrated swimsuit contingent — the models, stylists, photographers, and so on — and describing...
Virtually every setting—coastline, open prairie, mountain range, big city park—makes for rewarding bird-watching. One of the joys of the sport is how little equipment it requires. Binoculars (8 x 40 or higher) and a comprehensive field guide are a...
Reserve a seat aboard the Acadian (866/918-7246; www.acadianrailway.com), a new stainless-steel luxury train that plunges into Maine's North Woods. As you hurtle through the wilderness in a domed dining car or Deco lounge, those dog days will str...