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The Best Lobster Roll In Maine

The Best Lobster Roll In Maine Sep 5th, 2012 at 12:00PM: "Saturday Traffic Alert," read the subject line of an email from our vacation property manager. We were packing up after a blissful week in midcoast Maine, where my family and I had spent the days either on a boat; on the shore, finding leftover shells in the mudflats; or driving the rural roads of the St. George peninsula. In the evenings, we returned to the house where we cooked our own...

Reconnecting In Maine

Reconnecting In Maine Aug 28th, 2012 at 10:00AM: She was my childhood best friend and, at my persuasion, she moved in with me in New York from Pittsburgh. For nearly a year, we conquered even the most harrowing parts of city life together. She was a painter. We shared a studio space. We collaborated to create events that combined both music and art. When my band went on tour for the entire summer, she came with us and helped with driving...

Sick Of The Heat? 40 Places Where You Can Cool Off

Sick Of The Heat? 40 Places Where You Can Cool Off Jul 24th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Most people look for warm places to visit. I look for cold ones. I live near Washington, D.C., and by mid-July, I've had it with the suffocating heat and humidity. I've taken escape-the-heat trips almost every summer over the last five years to places like Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Maine and the Pacific Northwest. The lower the temperature the better as far as I'm concerned, especially...

Exploring The Beauty Of Acadia National Park

Exploring The Beauty Of Acadia National Park Jul 23rd, 2012 at 2:00PM: The United States is home to many beautiful national parks worth exploring. One of these is Maine's Acadia National Park, the first national park to have been established east of the Mississippi River. Rugged coastline, granite peaks, historic hiking trails, myriad plant and animal species and Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain on the United States' North Atlantic Coast at 1,532 feet, all...

Iconic Road Trips: New England's Coastal Drive

Iconic Road Trips: New England's Coastal Drive May 20th, 2012 at 2:00PM: I met up with a childhood best friend of mine a few years ago in Boston. From there we drove to an ocean-side, dog-friendly resort in Maine that we'd decided to vacation at for a few days. Before we began our drive back to Boston, we realized we had all day to kill, so we chose our route back accordingly. Highway 1 isn't just a West Coast thing – it's pretty great on the East Coast, too....

TripAdvisor Names Best Hotels For Families

TripAdvisor Names Best Hotels For Families Apr 17th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Want to know where to travel with the kids? TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel review site, has named their top family-friendly hotels in 25 markets around the world, based on those ranked highest by travelers who identified themselves as traveling with family in their reviews. The good news? The hotels on the list aren't too pricey – the average rate is $274 per night with...

Meet the coldest cities in America

Meet the coldest cities in America Jan 26th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Feeling chilly? Chances are, if you're not a resident of the following five cities, you really don't have it that bad. The Weather Channel recently released a list of the coldest cities in America, according to NOAA National Climatic Data Center average annual temperature data from the last 30 years. Caribou, Maine, came in fifth on the list. Dubbed the "Most Northeastern City in America",...

Video of the Day: Remote camera captures action on Maine hiking trail

Dec 19th, 2011 at 6:30PM: One of the best aspects of hiking is the escape that it provides from your everyday life. Getting lost - even briefly - in nature allows you to forget that the rest of the world exists. But what happens when you leave the trail and return home? Someone up in Maine decided to plant a remote camera along a trail that cuts through his property. Along with hikers, he recorded footage of moose,...

Portland's International Cryptozoology Museum to get a bigger home

Portland's International Cryptozoology Museum to get a bigger home Sep 26th, 2011 at 3:00PM: One of Maine's most offbeat attractions is about to get five times the space. The International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland will be moving from its current home in the back of the Green Hand Bookshop at 661 Congress St over to 11 Avon Street, where it will have much more room to show off its collection of Bigfoot print casts, monster photos, movie props, and thousands of other strange...

The Acadia Night Sky Festival begins today

The Acadia Night Sky Festival begins today Sep 22nd, 2011 at 8:00AM: Starting today, and running through next Monday, Acadia National Park, located near Bar Harbor Maine, will play host to the third annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. The event, which is designed to celebrate and promote the stunning night skies above the park, will mix live music, art, and science, with a healthy dose of stargazing. The event is designed to be family friendly, offering plenty of...

Gawker's Worst 50 States

Gawker's Worst 50 States Aug 25th, 2011 at 11:30AM: I've been following Gawker's newest series, The Worst 50 States. I've been enjoying following this series. In an effort to pin down not only the best states in the US of A, but, more importantly, the worst states, Gawker compiled a Gawker-invented rating system in order to rank our fair fifty. Granted, this rating system consists solely of the viewpoints of those on staff for Gawker, so the...

Summer travel: best U.S. cities for localized food lovers

Summer travel: best U.S. cities for localized food lovers Jul 14th, 2011 at 3:00PM: What's that you say? Summer's half over? Those of us living here in the Pacific Northwest had no idea, given the lack of sun in these parts. But even if you're getting slapped by the mother of all heat waves, it's still early in the season for the best produce summer has to offer. As for where to get great food featuring locally-sourced ingredients? Allow me. Some cities are inextricably linked...

5 great ways to explore national parks under your own power

5 great ways to explore national parks under your own power Apr 27th, 2011 at 8:00AM: There is no doubt that America's national parks are popular tourist destinations. The past few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of visitors to the parks, and many of them have been setting attendance records as a result. With the summer fast approaching, many of us are no doubt making plans for our vacations, with many electing to visit a national park once again this year. The...

5 great domestic adventure destinations

5 great domestic adventure destinations Feb 24th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Back in early January we posted our suggestions for the best adventure travel destinations for 2011, with places like Ethiopia, Croatia, and Guyana all earning a nod. While we gave plenty of praise to those exotic locales, we also gave a big tip of the hat to the good ole' U.S. of A. as well. We went on to espouse the virtues of adventure travel right here at home, which includes not only plenty...

Nation gears up for Civil War sesquicentennial: reenactments, exhibitions mark the 150th anniversary of America's bloodiest conflict

Nation gears up for Civil War sesquicentennial: reenactments, exhibitions mark the 150th anniversary of America's bloodiest conflict Feb 17th, 2011 at 10:30AM: A hundred and fifty years ago, the United States descended into a bloody Civil War. Young men on both sides eagerly signed up for what they thought would be a short and glorious conflict. A typical example is this private from the Fourth Michigan Infantry, pictured here courtesy of the Library of Congress. He poses, way too young and unconvincingly cocky, in the early days of the war in 1861. It's...

Single for Valentines Day? Try speed dating on a ski lift!

Single for Valentines Day? Try speed dating on a ski lift! Feb 12th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Saddleback ski resort, located near Rangeley, Maine, has come up with a unique way for single skiers and snowboarders to meet that special someone this Valentine's Day. On Monday, the resort will host a speed dating event which will run all day long and give would-be lovers the opportunity to get to know one another while riding the double chairlift to the top of the mountain. The festivities...

Chairlift collapses at Maine ski resort, sending six to hospital

Chairlift collapses at Maine ski resort, sending six to hospital Dec 29th, 2010 at 8:00AM: What started as a great day on the slopes at Sugarloaf ski resort ended in disaster yesterday when a chairlift collapsed, sending seven guests to the hospital and leaving more than 200 others stranded above the snow for hours. Located in Maine, Sugarloaf is considered one of the top ski resorts in the northeast United States. Yesterday, the slopes were filled with skiers and snowboarders taking...

The sexiest city in the United States is ...

The sexiest city in the United States is ... Sep 16th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Don't waste your time looking at the coasts, if you have a map in front of you. And skip the big cities and clichés – you won't find Las Vegas at the top. Austin, Texas is the sexiest city in the country according to a survey by Men's Health Magazine. A number of factors contributed to the win, including birth rates, condom sales and the rate of STDs ... not to mention sex toy sales....

The abridged Appalachian Trail: Shenandoah National Park's day hikes

The abridged Appalachian Trail: Shenandoah National Park's day hikes Aug 10th, 2010 at 1:30PM: Ever since reading Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods seven ago, I've wanted to through-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT). Bryson's account isn't all birds and trees and sunshine, however. It largely focuses on the blisters and blood, and cast of often-sketchy characters he meets on his grueling trek. Yet through it all, he paints a beautiful portrait of one of America's greatest recreational and...

Airline passenger stupidity ends with indictment, not bang

Airline passenger stupidity ends with indictment, not bang Jul 19th, 2010 at 1:30PM: Would you like to be featured on Gadling? It's not as hard as you think. It just takes a little bit of planning ... with a healthy dose of stupidity. In fact, you can get your 15 minutes of fame the way Derek Stansberry did. Here are four steps to take to turn your bad decision into one that everyone will judge you for. Book a trans-Atlantic flight, maybe to Paris Slip a note to a flight...

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