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Maine’s Fall Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail

Maine’s Fall Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail

Add some pizazz to your fall Maine road trip by sipping your way up the coast visiting micro-breweries, craft distillers and local vineyards. So come along as we create a Maine Beer, Wine and Cider Tasting Trail.

A drive along the coast of Maine is a treat at any time of year, but come fall when roads are banked with trees crowned in reds and oranges, it is perhaps the best time of all to plan a road trip to leaf peep and sample some of Maine’s acclaimed craft beer, wine, and hard ciders! Maine has an abundance of passionately produced local craft beverages that will have you smiling all the way from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor.

September 20, 2017 | By More
Maine Windjammer Cruises – The Best Unplugged Vacation in America

Maine Windjammer Cruises – The Best Unplugged Vacation in America

For a vacation that will renew your vigor, reset your internal clock and put you in touch with the commanding natural beauty of coastal Maine, there’s no better choice than to sail aboard one of Maine’s Windjammer Fleet. If you’ve never considered a sailing vacation aboard one of the 9 schooners in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet, you’re missing one of life’s great adventures.

Let me set the stage.

August 7, 2017 | By More
Top USA Beach Road Trips for Summer 2017

Top USA Beach Road Trips for Summer 2017

Best American Road Trips for Beach Lovers.

It’s the classic experience; loading up your friends and heading for the beach in your car. America has some marvelous, seaside destinations just waiting for visitors with ample parking and easy access to the sand and the sun. If you’re planning on heading out this summer or any other time of the year, here are some destinations well worth the trip.

June 12, 2017 | By More
Fun Summer Getaways at BnB Inns with Pubs Onsite

Fun Summer Getaways at BnB Inns with Pubs Onsite

Raise a Glass: Top B&Bs with Pubs Onsite

Carefully curated wine lists. Locally sourced menus. Passionate artisan chefs. Oh, and you don’t have to leave your B&B to find all three. From Seafood Pot Pie to Smoked Wagyu Sirloin, these B&Bs offer in house pubs packing way more punch than your average watering hole. With sophisticated seasonal grub and hand crafted cocktails, these four B&Bs are offering guests the ultimate onsite pub experience.

May 16, 2017 | By More
Ghost Stories From Our Favorite Bed and Breakfast Inns

Ghost Stories From Our Favorite Bed and Breakfast Inns

Enjoy a Spirited Stay at One of These Haunted BnBs and Learn All About Their Resident Ghost

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is almost here. Instead of exchanging ghost stories in the night, why not give yourself, your family and/or your friends a chance to tell of your own spooky stories after a visit to one of these haunted, yet hospitable, bed and breakfasts? Enjoy these stories of some of our favorite BnBs that play host to guests and ghosts alike:

October 17, 2016 | By More
Best Lobster Shacks in New England and Their Secret Recipes Revealed

Best Lobster Shacks in New England and Their Secret Recipes Revealed

Calling all lobster lovers, it’s time to plan your summer road-trip to sample the best lobster in America! Sure you have your favorite lobster or clam shack that your family has visited for years…. but you could be missing another memorable experience just down the road a piece. Thanks to the updated and revised edition of Lobster Shacks, A Road-Trip Guide to New England’s Best Lobster Joints, finding the best lobster and clam shacks near you is a cinch.

May 11, 2016 | By More
Luxurious BnB Getaways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Luxurious BnB Getaways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Spoil Mom this Season! Celebrate Mother’s Day the BnB Way!

Mom’s big day is on its way, so there’s no time like the present to start thinking of a gift that you know she would want to get. At inns across the country, mothers can indulge in weekend escapes and enticing events with family and friends that really show her just how much she’s loved.

April 25, 2016 | By More
Better than a Hole in One! Great B&B Golf Getaways

Better than a Hole in One! Great B&B Golf Getaways

Since spring has officially arrived (according the calendar, anyway), that means the season for golf is getting underway as well. In addition to the best in beds and breakfasts, many B&B’s across the country also offer great golfing packages that are on par with some of the bigger resort experiences. Here are a few to consider scheduling some tee time with.

April 6, 2016 | By More
America’s Best Winter Festivals To Blast Away The Winter Blahs

America’s Best Winter Festivals To Blast Away The Winter Blahs

Although winter can be a daunting season, it is also filled with gala celebrations including Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ day. It seems there is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and have a party during winter months, so we’ve gathered together a guide to America’s Best Winter Festivals to temp you off the couch. Grab your mittens and slip into you Ughs and head on out to a gala WinterFest, Ice Fest or Brew Fest from New England to California!

Guide To America’s Very Best Winter Festivals

January 11, 2016 | By More
Stay and Ski Bed and Breakfast Getaways

Stay and Ski Bed and Breakfast Getaways

Home is Where the Slopes Are This Winter: Top Inns For a Stay & Ski Getaways

Now that winter is coming, it’s time to indulge in some of our favorite seasonal activities. Among the top contenders for family, friends, and fun is of course hitting the slopes. Whether its downhill or cross-country, on beginner trails or Black Diamonds, there are plenty of options for guests headed to BnB’s who want to ski.

January 4, 2016 | By More
In Living Color – BnBs with Spectacular Foliage Views

In Living Color – BnBs with Spectacular Foliage Views

In Living Color: B&Bs with Spectacular Foliage Views and Great Fall Specials

After August comes Autumn, and although some travelers may be sad to see summer go, others are excited to enter the most colorful season of the year. When fall foliage is in full swing, social media sites become overloaded with images of picture-perfect landscapes, and there are plenty of B&B’s where photography buffs and nature lovers alike can find their bliss. Here are a handful to get you started.

September 17, 2015 | By More
Pampered Pet Getaways To Celebrate National Dog Day in August

Pampered Pet Getaways To Celebrate National Dog Day in August

August is considered to be the dog days of summer, so it’s perfectly appropriate that National Dog Day falls on August 26, 2015. Just as summer temperatures crank up and you and your pooch are in need of a romp at the beach, hotels and inns are treating guests and their doggie pals to some extra special treats.

Here’s a look at some of the best beach getaways for you and your best canine pal this summer.

August 10, 2015 | By More
9 New England Summer Food Festivals Worth The Road Trip

9 New England Summer Food Festivals Worth The Road Trip

Just because the 4th of July has past, it doesn’t mean Summer festivals in New England are on the wain. There are plenty of warm summer days and over-the-top foodie festivals yet to come. Summer is when the beer and wine really start to flow and seafood of every description is celebrated all across New England. So let’s take a look at some of the best Summer Food Festivals yet to come:

July 23, 2015 | By More
America’s Absolute Top Rated RV and Camping Parks For Family Fun This Summer

America’s Absolute Top Rated RV and Camping Parks For Family Fun This Summer

America is dotted with great RV and Camping Parks that attract adventurers all summer long, but they are not all created equal. Before you load up your RV, camper van or family SUV, take the time to check out the very best of resort camping parks across the country.

July 17, 2015 | By More
Traveling Inn-to-Inn In Maine Searching for Lobster, Lighthouses & Blueberry Pie!

Traveling Inn-to-Inn In Maine Searching for Lobster, Lighthouses & Blueberry Pie!

Summer brings out the best of Maine and the new Inns-Along-The-Coast association of coastal inns makes it easy to go in search of Lobsters, Lighthouses and Blueberry Pie!

With inns in Kennebunkport, Rockland and Bar Harbor, (a 2 hour drive from each other) it’s a simple task to plan a great one week getaway. Best of all, InnsAlongTheCoast has crafted itinerary suggestions for Food Lovers, Outdoor Adventurers and Art and Culture enthusiasts.

July 7, 2015 | By More
10 Top Halloween Celebrations in New England – Where Ghouls Come Out To Play

10 Top Halloween Celebrations in New England – Where Ghouls Come Out To Play

Why is it that New England embraces the Halloween season with more gusto than any other regions of the country? Perhaps it’s our early roots and tumultuous history filled with ghoulish tales like the Salem witch trials, headless horseman, and ancient burial grounds. No matter the reason, the end of October finds communities all across New England constructing large displays of carved pumpkins, cutting corn mazes and decorating haunted houses.

Here’s a look at some of the best getaways in New England to celebrate the Halloween season and to escape for some ghoulish fun:

October 8, 2014 | By More
America’s Favorite Fall Foliage Trains

America’s Favorite Fall Foliage Trains

This year why not let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax with nothing to disturb your leaf-peeping revelry. We’ve pulled together a guide to America’s favorite rail journeys that travel past the country’s most stunning fall foliage vistas. Whether you have one day to spare or a week, here are the best train routes for doing some serious leaf peeping.

From New England, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the narrow gauge rails of the west, there’s spectacular foliage scenery all along the way.

September 24, 2014 | By More
York Maine Trip Report – A Great Beach Destination Without The Crushing Crowds

York Maine Trip Report – A Great Beach Destination Without The Crushing Crowds

When the highway clogs with summer vacationers heading off to Cape Cod and Cape Ann, we suggest you drive a bit further north to York Maine, where you’ll find great beaches, festive amusements and even a bit of early American history. Just over an hour’s drive north of Boston, York, Maine, offers something to interest every member of your family. Whether you’re looking to outlet shop, collect antiques, play at amusement parks or simply sit with your toes in the sand, York has you covered in spades.

July 16, 2014 | By More
Discover Lubec, Maine, Eastern Most Town in USA, For Fresh Lobster, Wild Blueberries and Heavenly Chocolate

Discover Lubec, Maine, Eastern Most Town in USA, For Fresh Lobster, Wild Blueberries and Heavenly Chocolate

Most vacationers consider a visit to Downeast Maine to be a weekend spent jostling through the crowds in Bar Harbor. But if that’s as far as you venture, you would be missing the true rugged beauty of a coastal Maine town that embraces the rhythm of the sea and centuries of seafaring traditions.

For an authentic Downeast experience far from summer tourists and Starbucks, drive past Washington County’s wild blueberry barrens, and along Maine’s Bold Coast to discover Lubec, Maine on the edge of Passamaquoddy Bay. Perched at the furthest point east in the continental United States, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse greets the very first rays of sun each day before the rest of America

June 25, 2014 | By More
Oh Man! – Great Guy Getaways for 2014

Oh Man! – Great Guy Getaways for 2014

The guys have had a long hard winter of shoveling snow and scraping ice off windshields. As warm spring weather is finally on the horizon, its time to plan a great guy getaway. Whether it’s a guys’ golfing weekend, bachelor party or a special Father’s Day experience, here are some of the best reasons for the guys to get together and go out and play!

April 15, 2014 | By More