Four Days in Bergen

In the fall of 2016, Dan and I took a road trip from Oslo to the western part of Norway (to be finally written about soon!). A year later, it was a trip I was still dreaming about, so when Norwegian airlines had a Labor Day sale on flights from Providence to Bergen in October,…

Ulriken to Fløyen – Vidden Trail

After planning a last minute getaway to Bergen, I quickly narrowed in on the one thing I NEEDED to do while there – hike the Vidden Trail from Mt. Ulriken to Mt. Fløyen. Norway is known for its natural beauty, and while I was excited to spend a few days enjoying the “Gateway to the…

One Hour Outing: Winnick Woods – South Portland, Maine

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…

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…