Travelin’ Maine(rs)

A regular travel blog, written by George and Linda Smith, focused entirely on instate travel.

Bar Harbor isn't just for summer anymore

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Bar Harbor
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 We love to visit Bar Harbor in the fall, when most of the tourists have left. The weather is cooler and more comfortable, and our favorite places are less crowded.

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A Whale of a Week in Lubec

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Lubec
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 It was the perfect ending to a wonderful summer: a week in Lubec, including dinner at the Water Street Tavern, our favorite restaurant there, and a very exciting whale watching adventure with Campobello’s Island Cruises.

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Lisa Gets Mexican Food Right

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Gardiner
Augusta
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 Here’s the best news of all: Lisa’s Legit Burritos, Gardiner’s delightful gathering place for great food and conversation, will soon open a second location on Water Street in Augusta.

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Picnicking in Paradise

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These are the ingredients for a fine Maine picnic: a basket full of your favorite foods, a stunning view in an uncrowded place you can get to without paying a fee, and plenty of time to savor the experience with family and friends.

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Selah Tea Cafe is a great gathering place

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Waterville
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 Selah Tea Café on Waterville’s Main Street is a great gathering place where customers are encouraged to linger, with wonderfully creative and healthy food – plus awesome pastries baked by Grammy.

And they also offer a great takeout service.

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Craignnair Inn and Puffin Cruise = fabulous (and affordable) summer-get-away

City or Town: 
Saint George
Port Clyde
Spruce Head
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 Egg Rock was covered in colorful puffins and our cruise, followed by dinner and overnight at the Craignair Inn, made for a great – and affordable – summer-get-away.

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Maine State Music Theater and Frontier Cafe

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Brunswick
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The Maine State Music Theater is a state treasure, so we were not surprised that the performance of Gypsy was one of the best we’ve ever enjoyed. But we were surprised by our dining experience at Frontier Café – and by the fact it too is driven by its owner to perform, by “connecting the world through food, arts, and culture.”

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