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"Getting away" from New England, while staying in New England, in March

Mr. Llama's birthday is coming up and I'd like us to get away for a night or two. We're in New England, and we can't travel far. Can you recommend possible destinations that meet our criteria? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 6, 2014 - 9 answers

 

A February weekend in Maine--what to do...

Some friends and I will be in Maine next weekend--we'll be in Ogunquit and Portland. 3 women in our thirties. Looking for recs for restaurants, bars, cafes, thrift/vintage shops, and anything else interesting in either place. Thank you!
posted by namemeansgazelle on Feb 2, 2014 - 11 answers

I don't mind paying taxes, I just want them to be predictable.

This question is about taxes, withholding, and multiple W2s. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 28, 2014 - 14 answers

Driving from Maine to Chicago via Canada with 2 dogs...Tips?

We are planning to drive to Chicago for the holidays, and we thought it might be fun to go through Canada on the " getting there" leg of the trip. We will have two dogs with us, so the sightseeing and lodging would have to include them. [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Nov 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Where should I live?

Looking for a home in a gay marriage state. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 14, 2013 - 50 answers

Halloween in Maine/NH/MA

I'd love to hear suggestions for fun Halloween activities in the New England area - particularly haunted houses, horror film fests, etc! [more inside]
posted by noonday on Oct 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for recommendations for our first trip to New England

Spending the first week in October exploring Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We will be flying in and out of Portland, and plan to spend the first few days in Maine. Looking for recommendations for the best places to explore, eat, drink, and be merry. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson on Aug 19, 2013 - 22 answers

Introductory sailing lessons in Bar Harbor, Maine?

My extended family will be getting together next week near Bar Harbor, Maine. Several of the youngsters have expressed an interest in learning how, or at least being introduced, to sailing. None of us is familiar with the area. Any recommendations for sailing lessons in the area?
posted by skyscraper on Aug 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Can you identify this tiny sessile tide pool critter from Maine?

Last week the kids and I explored lots of tide pools in Maine and found all sorts of interesting things. But there were some organisms firmly attached to the underside of rocks that I am unable to identify. They looked like clear discs of tough jelly, with a star-like pattern inside, and were all about a half a centimeter in diameter. Here's a photo that you can zoom in on to see them - they are near the bottom edge of the rock in the pic - zoomit link. (Also - is that a mass of eggs next to one of them as well?)
posted by chr1sb0y on Aug 7, 2013 - 7 answers

maine camping trip

My boyfriend and I are planning a (somewhat) last minute camping trip to Maine. So far these are the details we have finalized. The trip will be from August 3-14, we will be staying in Kennebunk for a night, and we will spend 3 nights in Camden Hill State Park. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Jul 21, 2013 - 13 answers

October adventures in ME, NH and VT

My brother-in-law will be getting married at the outdoor chapel in Camden, ME in mid-October. Yes, the idea of an outdoor wedding along the seacost of Maine in autumn strikes me as a less-than-ideal plan, but that's a different subject altogether. I will have two weeks for visiting northern New England, so an itinerary of sorts needs developing. And here's where YOU come in! [more inside]
posted by stannate on May 30, 2013 - 16 answers

Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Make 50

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 - 19 answers

Good stores for pretty shoes in Bangor, Maine

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 - 11 answers

Massachusetts history trip and Maine scenic ocean trip, t minus two hour

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 - 23 answers

Apartments in Portland, Maine?

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 - 1 answer

The other Portland.

How is living in Portland, Maine? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jan 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Where's the Main St. in Maine?

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 - 28 answers

Looking to rent a cottage near Acadia National Park for Thanksgiving, but drawing a blank. Please help.

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 - 16 answers

Will a Prius survive Maine winters?

Is driving a Prius is Maine stupid, crazy, both or neither? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Sep 7, 2012 - 30 answers

A Nice Night Out Near Augusta, Maine?

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 - 8 answers

The Maine Event

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 - 12 answers

Road trip routing

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 - 8 answers

New England/North-East US Fall vacation

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 - 30 answers

Northeast US and Atlantic Canada roadtrip suggestions

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 - 8 answers

Suggestions for Acadia National Park?

Suggestions for things to do in Acadia National Park? [more inside]
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead on Jul 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Day travel ideas in New England?

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 - 4 answers

What to do with a preschooler in Brunswick, Maine

What should my preschooler and I do in and around Brunswick, Maine? [more inside]
posted by madajb on Jun 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Dog friendly places and activities in Portland, ME?

Dog friendly places and activities in Portland, ME? [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Jun 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Can anyone help me decide on a location in Bar Harbor Maine?

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 - 6 answers

Southern Maine in 2 Days

Boston to Maine for two days. How can I do the following? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on May 24, 2012 - 9 answers

What to do besides stalk Stephen King?

Going to Bar Harbor in a few days but.... have done absolutely no research. Any fun suggestions? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on May 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Children's-Book-Filter: Dead missionary parents, New England island, driving on ice

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 - 0 answers

Off-season New England Travel Deals

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 - 5 answers

Help me learn how to drive in Portland, Maine!

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 - 3 answers

Highway accessible Maine lodging

I would like to take my family leaf-peeping in Maine in our new car next weekend... [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Oct 2, 2011 - 6 answers

"So where does your money come from?"

How do income taxes work when my income is not by W2s or invoices? (home day-care; house cleaning) [more inside]
posted by midnightmoonlight on Sep 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Recommend a day trip by boat from Portland, Maine.

Recommend a day trip by boat from Portland, Maine. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Sep 16, 2011 - 13 answers

i'd never leave

Where can I find Diet Moxie offered as a fountain beverage? [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Sep 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Mainly we just want a Maine weekend getaway.

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 - 5 answers

Portland Mainers - which neighborhood would you recommend staying in?

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 - 14 answers

Kennebunkport, briefly

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 - 7 answers

Maine is my main goal

My dream is to move to Maine. Help me realize it. [more inside]
posted by TLCplz on Jun 3, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I make my honeymoon in New England run smoothly?

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 - 37 answers

Camping our way to Maine (with a small dog)!

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 - 2 answers

Take a picture, it'll last longer...

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 - 25 answers

Backcountry ski rentals in Portland, ME?

Where in Portland Maine can I rent backcountry skis (with metal edges) and snowshoes?
posted by eggman on Dec 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Recommend a Winter Getaway Hotel/B&B?

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 - 11 answers

Why would someone from Canada drive to Maine to buy a turkey?

Why would someone from Canada drive to Maine to buy a turkey? [more inside]
posted by suki on Nov 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Driving through Maine

What should I do between Waterville and Brunswick, Maine tomorrow afternoon? [more inside]
posted by Pax on Oct 12, 2010 - 13 answers

I needz a mapz of ol' placez.

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 - 10 answers

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