Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens


When I was younger, driving around to see Christmas lights was an activity. Sure, they were pretty to happen upon, but all I ever really wanted to do was go out and hunt them down. Drive around for as long as it took to take them all in, stretching further and further from home, winding through neighborhoods new and old, noticing which houses had switched things up from the previous year.

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One Hour Outing: Winnick Woods – South Portland, Maine

Winnick Woods

Location: Follow Sawyer Rd. south from the intersection with 77, a little over a mile. Parking area will be on the left.
Dog friendly: Yes, dogs are allowed off leash.
Parking: Small parking lot, fills up quickly on busy days.
Open year round. Trails open to hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing.

Since we brought Copper into our lives last winter, we’ve had the opportunity to visit lots of new outdoor spots and explore old favorites in a whole new way. 

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Camping through Central New York


While we spend a lot of time taking weekend trips, full-fledged, week long vacations usually only happen once a year. To make the most of these trips, they’re often road trips that allow us to visit several places during one vacation.

This year’s trip was a drive to Toronto – our end destination, with plenty of stops along the way. The first half of our trip was spent traveling through Central New York, camping our way to the Canadian border.

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Hastings Campground – Bethel, Maine


It’s been nearly two years since the post that launched this blog, and while there’s not much to show for it here, the commitment to the cause hasn’t wavered!

The past two years have been full of adventure – snowy trips to Canada, hiking Maine’s many mountains, driving up the California coast. Perhaps the biggest adventure came last year when I committed myself to Maine (for a while, at least) by purchasing a home here. The past several months have been one learning experience after the next, from replacing light fixtures to becoming a landlord.

As someone who – admittedly – doesn’t deal well with stress, weekend getaways have been more vital than ever to unwind and enrich our lives. Continue reading

Take One Weekend

I’m a firm believer in weekend trips. In adventure and exploring. Visiting new places and eating delicious foods.

I was fortunate enough while growing up to have a mother that took us traveling. From a young age I was taught that you could (and should) travel the world. Visiting Europe wasn’t just for rich families, or a once in a lifetime opportunity. London was a perfectly reasonable destination for a few days away with your mom and your sister.

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