San Francisco

Sometimes you spend weeks plotting and planning the perfect vacation destination, or you have an event to attend and you make a trip out of it, or there’s somewhere you’ve been dying to go and your plans are finally working out. Other times you have airline miles that are about to expire due to a…

Valentines Day in the White Mountains

For the past few years, Valentine’s Day has fallen on President’s Day weekend, making it the perfect excuse for those of us with a work holiday that Monday to take a long weekend. Two years ago, we took a ski trip with a group of close friends and decided to recreate that getaway this year.

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…

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…

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…

Mount Blue State Park, Tumbledown Mountain

Weld, Maine is the one place I’ve visited every summer since moving to the state five years ago. Head north from Portland through Peru, Dixfield, and a series of other small towns and eventually you’ll wind up at Mount Blue State Park.

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…

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,…