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Chris on the porch of a cabin at Gorman Chairback Lodge

Daydreaming of Summer

It was beautifully sunny and somewhat mild in Maine as I began writing this post, and of course the nice weather had me daydreaming about all the trips I’d like to take before I get married in late September. Part …

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Viva la staycation!

I kind of hate the word staycation.  Maybe it’s because it’s been incredibly overused in the last few years of financial crisis. Or maybe it’s because what it implies is a little on the depressing side.  It gets you all …

Friday Snapshot: Ocean City, New Jersey

I have another guest post today, this time from my friend PurpleCar (a.k.a., Christine). Christine lives in Philadelphia, PA. I asked her to send me a photo of some of her travels, and she sent me about 15! This one …

For me, bike season is over…

Yes, it’s that time of year once again where the temperatures cool, the leaves begin to turn, and the summer fun gear gets put away. Usually, I can get away with riding my bike until early October, just about the …

The Case Against Autumn

Summer is almost over, and fall is in the air yet again. Each year around this time, people living in more temperate climates go through what seems like a mental breakdown. Immediately after a blazing hot stretch of summer weather, …

Kayaking with the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School

L.L. Bean is well known for it’s preppy clothes, camping supplies, and the “Bean Boot.” What most people don’t know is that many of the retail stores offer the Outdoor Discovery School, where adventuresome people can take a few hours …