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Top Camping Sites: Sandy Pines Campground In Kennebunkport, Maine Added “Unique Retreats”

From an Inhabitat.com online review:

Sandy Pines Campground Kennebunkport, Maine sitesTo kick off the 2019 season, Sandy Pines installed some new glamping units that offer the best in luxurious camping. For guests looking for a trip back in time, there is a decked-out Airstream or two beautiful Conestoga wagons. Additionally, there are a few tiny cabins on site, including a minimalist A-frame with a fully opened facade. For stargazers, the transparent Oasis Dome or the Glass House would make for great stays. Most of the sites are for two people, with the exception of the family cottages, which can accommodate two adults and two children.

Located in the idyllic coastal region of Kennebunkport, the campground is surrounded by pristine forest on one side and salt marsh on the other. Designed to be a relaxing retreat, the site offers a variety of interesting accommodations.

Each glamping unit is tucked into a site overlooking the marsh, just steps away from the beach. All of the lodgings come with bed linens, bath towels and beach towels as well as private seating areas and fire pits.

To read more: https://inhabitat.com/kennebunkport-campground-offers-tiny-cabins-airstreams-and-more/

Top Travel Destinations: Portland, ME Is A “Food-Lover’s Paradise” And Cultural Experience

From a Wall Street Journal online article by Margot Dougherty:

Peaks Island by Greta Rybus for the Wall Street Journal 2019
Peaks Island
GRETA RYBUS FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANTS   line cobblestone streets, breweries turn out serious suds and the lobster roll is in a constant state of upscale reinvention. Portland, Maine, is a food-lover’s fantasyland, but the culture goes well beyond the plate. Works by Renoir, Homer and Picasso hang at the Portland Museum of Art, and Mother Nature puts on an all-seasons show. Set on the water—the Casco Bay islands make for picturesque day trips—the former capital of the state is rife with trails winding through its parks and promenades. Visitors are prone to mid-hike epiphanies: Why not live here? Soon after novelist Richard Russo and his wife, Barbara, moved to town, daughters Kate and Emily followed. Emily opened PRINT, a bookstore in artsy Munjoy Hill. “Our roots in Portland are very deep,” said Mr. Russo, whose new book, “Chances Are…” was written there. “I can’t think what would get us out of here now.”

Click on following link to read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/portland-maine-an-incomparable-insiders-guide-11565791068

Top Restaurants In Maine: “The Shop” Serves Oysters, Caviar & Tinned Seafood Spreads, Fabulously

From a Bon Appetit online article by Alex Delaney:

The Shop MenuIf you do something simple the wrong way, that’s a one-way ticket to boredom. Case in point: Unsalted potato chips. (Just, why?!) But if you do something simple the right way, it’s like the world just makes sense. The folks at The Shop in Portland, Maine, understand this, and absolutely nail it.

There are no elaborate seafood stews or grilled whole fish or ambitious desserts at this seafood joint from the crew at Island Creek Oysters in Massachusetts. It sells oysters, caviar, and tinned seafood spreads. That’s it. The oysters, usually local Maine and Massachusetts varieties, are just $1.50 each and come on large trays of ice with the classic fixings: lemon wedges, horseradish, cocktail sauce, and shallot mignonette. The caviar is also produced by Island Creek and best enjoyed on top of said oysters (not to mention very affordable). The tinned fish—smoked mussels, oil-packed tuna, beautiful sardines—is served with slices of sourdough bread, spicy mustard, butter, chives, flaky salt, sauerkraut, pickles, onions, and saltines, and is arranged in such a way that you almost don’t want to disrupt the harmony of the composition. Almost.

To read more click on the following link: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/the-shop-portland-maine

Top New Travel Videos: “Acadia National Park” Directed By Rudy Wilms

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Rudy Wilms

Acadia National Park Directed by Rudy Wilms 2019

“Such a wonderful National Park Acadia is we might have not had any leaves on the trees yet but even the bare landscapes were gorgeous.Acadia is very versatile with its rocky coast, the mountain lakes and forest such a nice variety of beautiful landscapes.”

Acadia National Park Directed by Rudy Wilms 2019

Website: http://www.rudywilms.com

Acadia National Park Directed by Rudy Wilms 2019

Road Trip: Peak’s Island, ME Is Kayaker’s Paradise, “Wild & Rocky Coastline” Two Hours From Boston

From a Boston Magazine article:

Peak’s Island, ME PHOTO BY TRENT BELLDifferent Strokes | If the idea of wearing a tank top seems profoundly depressing, skip the sports club in favor of an upper-body workout that’ll replace the reflection in the gym mirror with a view of Maine’s wild and rocky coast. And thankfully, there’s little exertion in getting there. Drive up Friday night; stay at Portland’s Regency Hotel (two hours from Boston); then catch the nearby ferry at 9:15 a.m. to Peaks Island, where the affable staff of Maine Island Kayak Company will escort you to a kayaker’s paradise. After an introductory paddling course, a primer on the vagaries of ocean weather, and some disclaimers, you’re ready to slide into a single-person sea kayak and head for open water. 

To read more click on following link: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/2010/10/12/52-weekend-getaways-from-boston/?utm_campaign=Welcome&utm_source=hs_automation&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62834177&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–XkUG6GUmi64K3MsN3JBCCSYZTmSFfqMgdjKZMlOzbGKmeNDMi1Rdgn3fr8B54rvdKQJAhfxOMTtYTm6Rb0hcYkaNceQ&_hsmi=62834177