Puffin-Watching in Maine

Puffin-watching, like whale-watching, involves heading offshore. Expert Hilary Nangle gives a quick overview of the Atlantic puffin’s remarkable return to Maine’s coast and the best places to view this beloved bird.

Maine Food Specialties: From Blueberries to Beanhole Beans

Everyone knows Maine is the place for lobster, but there are quite a few other foods that you should sample before you leave. Author Hilary Nangle introduces fiddlehead ferns, wild blueberries, and Maine’s maple syrup. She also talks about the unique beanhole bean suppers that are common events at local churches.

Best of the Maine Coast in Two Weeks

This itinerary from Maine expert Hilary Nangle covers all of the state’s coastal regions in two weeks. If you have more time, you’ll be rewarded if you spend longer in any of the locations—especially Mount Desert Island.

Budget Tips for Visiting Maine

At first glance, Maine might seem pricey, but take another look and you’ll find that it’s possible to keep a vacation within a reasonable budget. Here are a few tips from author Hilary Nangle for a thrifty trip through Maine.

Discover Coastal Maine

From the glacier-scoured beaches of the Southern Coast to the craggy cliffs Down East, Maine’s coastline is as diverse as the people who live there. Hilary Nangle introduces the individuality of the residents, culture, and geography along Maine’s coast.

Coastal Maine’s Off-Season Escapes

Hilary Nangle offers up trip ideas for off-season travel along Maine’s coast. Although it’s true that some coastal communities all but roll up the sidewalks after Columbus Day, not all do. Visiting in the off-season, from mid-October through late May, has its merits, including winter recreation and an increase in cultural offerings.

Moon Spotlight Maine’s Southern Coast

Moon Spotlight Maine’s Southern Coast is a 90-page compact guide covering the world-famous southern coast of Maine, including Kittery, The Berwicks, The Yorks, Ogunquit and Wells, The Kennebunks, Old Orchard Beach Area, and the state’s cultural hub, Greater Portland. Author Hilary Nangle offers seasoned advice on what sights are must-sees, and she includes maps with […]

Moon Spotlight Martha’s Vineyard

Moon Spotlight Martha’s Vineyard is a 65-page compact guide covering the ins and outs of Martha’s Vineyard, including Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and the up-island region. Ray Bartlett offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on […]

Moon Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket

Ray Bartlett offers his extensive knowledge on this classic New England destination, from fried clams and proper “chowda” to canoeing, windsurfing, and sailing. Bartlett narrows in on the unique charm of the region, where travelers can sit on the beach alongside celebrities and then go eat fried clams on picnic tables and catch a drive-in […]