My latest trip to Maine was fun and full of adventure. I met my family in Boston, MA and we drove North to Maine to explore Portland, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We spent so much time outside during this trip and saw all sorts of new things along the Atlantic coast. It was absolutely beautiful, and I highly recommend visiting these areas if you’ve never been before.

 

Our first stop was Portland, ME—a really cute coastal town. We took a boat trip and saw lighthouses, beautiful homes, beaches and wildlife. We walked through the streets to shop around and saw tons of old architecture. I fell off my plant-based diet quite a bit on this trip due to all the lobster and seafood. It was worth it, but now I’m looking forward to eating all the veggies.

 

 

We spent two nights in Portland and then began the trek even more North to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

 

Acadia is a seriously beautiful park with cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, lakes, mountains, wooded trails, and so many pine trees—it smelled like Christmas! We hiked and hiked and hiked and hiked. It was a lovely three days spent exploring this park, but it wasn’t nearly enough. I can’t wait to come back some day to see even more.

 

 

The last leg of our trip was spent in Boston. We explored the city by foot for two days, seeing old architecture, walking part of the freedom trail, shopping and of course more eating. I’ve been to Boston once before and it’s such a nice city considering how big it is.

 

 

I’m currently sitting on the plane heading home and it always feels good to reflect on time spent adventuring. I love travel—the people watching, experiencing new things, getting lost and making memories are priceless.

 

There is so much to see in this world and I feel very lucky to be able to take some time away from work to experience what different cities have to offer.

 

In just a few short weeks, I’ll be driving with the dogs from Asheville to Milwaukee for another family visit.  I’ll be there for two weeks and I’m looking forward to being back in my hometown.

 

Where are you traveling to next?

 

Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.” – Anthony Bourdain

 

Thanks for Reading,

 

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