My boyfriend and I have decided to take advantage of some sequester-related time off from work around Memorial Day to visit the last three states that he has never seen. We're planning to devote a full day to each state. We've talked with friends and consulted the interwebs to get ideas, but want to make sure we don't miss any hidden gems. So, if you could only do one thing in each of these states, what would it be? [more inside]
posted by C'est la D.C.
on May 17, 2013 -
I am a Canadian who is going to be going down to Bangor, Maine in a couple weeks time. One task for the trip is to find shoes for the wedding. I have really difficult feet to fit and I was hoping to get some suggestions for places to try. (Suggestions for plus size clothing stores that have cute/retro/fashionable would also be helpful.) [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Apr 18, 2013 -
My friend is visiting me in Rhode island today through Sunday night and has her heart set on historical sights in Boston and going to the coast of
Maine (maybe acadia). Given weather, Boston traffic, and driving times, what is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh
on Mar 8, 2013 -
Any reccomendations for an apartment in Portland, Maine?
Preferences: something with character - wood floors, loft-esque, something non "generic, cookie-cutter", walk to shops, dining, etc.
Requirements: must accept cats (more than 1), not to exceed $1,200.
I have done a *lot* of looking online, but at this point I would really like first-hand opinions. Thanks!
posted by sleepykitties
on Mar 1, 2013 -
Where in Maine can I find a classic Main Street atmosphere within commuting distance from Freeport and Portland. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on Nov 27, 2012 -
I am planning to make a trip with my family to Acadia national park during the Thanksgiving weekend in November. It will be a surprise gift for my family and having just graduated, my budget isn't too high, but I want to do the best I can for them. I am guessing that many of you have been to Acadia and could share some of your experience.
We will be 3 adult couples (me/wife, my parents and my brother/wife) and are therefore looking for at least a 3-bedroom cottage. Since it is off-season there due to the winter, I had budgeted $500 for renting the cottage for 3 nights in Bar Harbor or surrounding areas. However, most cottages on homeaway, vrbo etc are at least $1000 for the week and most don't rent for less than a week - many don't rent at all after October. [more inside]
posted by libbrichus
on Sep 13, 2012 -
Recommend me a nice/ special occasioin restaurant within an hour's drive of Augusta, ME? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Aug 17, 2012 -
Looking for travel suggestions for Downeast Maine (far northern coast) for our trip this week. Bonus points for any must see short detours to take on our long road trip from Boston Logan to the northern coast and back? We are traveling with 3 year old Mini Murrey. [more inside]
posted by murrey
on Aug 10, 2012 -
When driving a roadtrip from Toronto / Buffalo to Newfoundland should I go through Canada or the US? [more inside]
posted by miles1972
on Aug 2, 2012 -
Need help planning a vacation in New England/North-East US are in fall. More details inside [more inside]
posted by WizKid
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Road trip from Toronto - Vermont - New Hampshire - Maine - New Brunswick - Prince Edward Island - Quebec in late July/early August. Goal is to have fun and lots of it - help us out! [more inside]
posted by sinical
on Jul 14, 2012 -
New England Adventure Filter: Looking for suggestions for a short adventure with a lucky friend who’s (hopefully) real good fer adventurin’ with. A night’s drive radius from southeastern Vermont, tiny budget, dog and skateboard friendly. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Jun 15, 2012 -
I would like a second home in Bar Harbor Maine. Does anyone have any knowledge in terms of were the best place to live is? Any information would be greatfully helpful. I live on the west coast of Florida and have lived here for close to 9 years. I'm so tired of the heat! [more inside]
posted by brittaincrowe
on Jun 4, 2012 -
Children's novel: Protagonist is the son of deceased missionaries, retaining only a comforter and a photograph. He lives with an aunt and uncle, and the plot concerns his reintegration into non-missionary society. Setting is an island in New England, and there are scenes of driving on the ice in the winter to get to the mainland. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Are there any great off-season travel deals or tips for a weekend in New England in March? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker
on Feb 29, 2012 -
I'm looking for a good driving school in the Portland, Maine peninsula. Would prefer stick shift, but will also be ok with automatic. Help me learn how to drive before my 28th birthday! (I put that off a little much, yes).
posted by Stephanie Duy
on Jan 5, 2012 -
Friend and I would like to spend next weekend in Maine. We'll be driving from NYC and have never been to Maine. We're looking for a relaxing inexpensive beachy weekend. The less driving the better. We can afford a motel/hotel up to $125/night and don`t mind "rustic" but no camping please. So, where in Maine should we go?
posted by Pineapplicious
on Aug 3, 2011 -
While looking for a week-long rental in Portland, Maine, I'm wondering what locals can tell me about the different neighborhoods that keep popping up - Eastern and Western Promenade areas and downtown. [more inside]
posted by shinyj
on Jun 26, 2011 -
What would you recommend this month in Kennebunkport, Maine, for three adults with pretty similar tastes in entertainment, plus one small dog? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena
on Jun 16, 2011 -
My fiancée and I are hoping to spend a fortnight in New England for our honeymoon in October.
I'd love your advice on how to make our honeymoon run smoothly! [more inside]
posted by chrispy108
on May 24, 2011 -
We are going camping this summer though upper New York state, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. 2 adults, 1 senior citizen, 1 small, well-behaved dog. We are looking for dog-friendly campgrounds that might also have a cabin option. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by cows of industry
on Feb 28, 2011 -
We bought a car from a dealer in Massachusetts, but we live in Maine and the car will be registered in Maine. When we picked up the car yesterday, the dealer asked us to do something weird. Have you ever heard of this? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Jan 23, 2011 -
Where in Portland Maine can I rent backcountry skis (with metal edges) and snowshoes?
posted by eggman
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Can you recommend a good winter getaway hotel or B&B in Northern New England? Hoped-for criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Dec 20, 2010 -
What should I do between Waterville and Brunswick, Maine tomorrow afternoon? [more inside]
posted by Pax
on Oct 12, 2010 -
I'm looking for really beautiful, detailed wall maps of Ireland, The Canadian Maritimes and New England. Nice maps of Europe and US wouldn't hurt either. [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Sep 26, 2010 -
I've been living in the south for about 20 years but I am originally from New England and have lots of friends who live in Portland. I'm ready to move and start something new. I am a massage therapist, but find I can't practice at the level that I used to and this makes it difficult to consider making a good living at it for the next 20 years or so. I have managed a successful massage practice but don't really want to do that all over again.
I have an entrepreneurial spirit, like a challenge, and am bored by routine... and I'm trying to invent a new business or career for myself. I have a little money to invest, but not a lot. I'm willing to learn a new skill, but not anything I'd need to go to school for more than a few months to learn (I do have a BA already.)
I'm hoping for practical real-world ideas, that will work in Portland.
posted by pinkbungalow
on Sep 26, 2010 -
I want to put together an area resource list for my sister who will be having her first baby in November. She lives in the Greater Portland Area of Maine. [more inside]
posted by zizzle
on Sep 12, 2010 -
36 hours in Maine this weekend with a rental car. I am thinking of not getting a hotel room and instead car-camping. I'll be in Camden Maine for a wedding Friday and Saturday and plan to return to Boston late on Saturday to take a bus to DC. I want to spend as much of Friday wandering around Portland before driving to Camden and kind of want to spend the morning in Portland on Saturday, too. Is this a good idea? Any tips on quiet places to park and snooze?
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 11, 2010 -
Going' To A Cabin In Maine For A Week -Filter: So it looks like I'm spending a week in Palermo, ME at a friend's cabin by the lake. What did you wish you did during your rustic cabin adventure? What did you wish you brought? Tips for surviving or enjoying? Fun stuff to see in the area or places or food that can't be missed? Fun things to do with your SO along? We'll have a bike, a car, running water and some limited internet access. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Aug 10, 2010 -
I'm looking for recommendations for family friendly day trips centered around Portsmouth, NH in August. [more inside]
posted by Addlepated
on Jul 22, 2010 -
What are your favorite coastal towns and local treasures along the northeastern US seaboard? [more inside]
posted by cior
on Jul 18, 2010 -
Any ideas on where to find vuvuzelas (stadium horns) for sale in Portland, Maine, today?
posted by Vectorcon Systems
on Jul 13, 2010 -
WeddingInMaineFilter: I'm getting married in October in Portland, ME. We've got a venue, but that's all. I'd like to find a caterer who's creative and interesting and interested. We're easy going, but we'd really like to serve food that's good and not terribly boring. We're open to food from our cultures (puerto rican and irish) or others; we can go simple or sophisticated (but not super expensive); off the wall or on the way to traditional. We just don't want to eat bland crap. So: know any creative caterers in or near Portland, Maine?
posted by jorgej
on Jun 4, 2010 -