Category Archives: Travels Out & About

3 more bookstores to visit in Maine this summer

Summer in Maine is perfect for hitting the road and discovering new shops, ice cream stands, drive-in theaters, restaurants… and, of course, bookstores. Because what is summer without good reads?

Beaches, boardwalks, and bargain books

This shop first struck my eye with its huge yellow banner proclaiming BETTER BARGAIN BOOKS. In my experience, there has never been a more effective marketing ploy to get me in the door of a merchandising establishment.

Survivors of heart disease, stroke gather to share stories

Imagine: here in this room full of survivors, all of us have tell-tale hearts. We long and love to share our stories. All you have to do is listen.

The Way Life Should Be: 10 Maine reasons to be happy

The old adage is true: the best things in life are free. And the best things in life are usually the simplest things. There are a lot of those simple things to be found right here in our great state. Springtime in Maine – otherwise known as mud season – offers up several conflicting examples […]

Love to travel? You’ll love this Word of the Day

Chances are, this snowy second day of spring in Maine has got you dreaming of warmer climes. Maybe you’re imagining yourself on a white, sandy beach with a fruity drink in hand, watching the waves roll in. Or, if you’re not so much a summer person, but still an anywhere-but-here person, perhaps you are pondering […]

Books and weekend adventures in Rockland

For our latest bookish adventure, we took the advice of one of Twice Sold Tales’ readers and went up to Rockland. This reader had gotten in touch with me after I posted my piece about the train leaving us there one autumn day. He suggested a few bookshops, stores, and restaurants where we should go […]

How to laugh when you miss your train

It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry. I can’t take credit for this statement (thank Bob Dylan), but the sentiment behind it rang true for me one sunny afternoon this past fall. That was the day we missed our train back home, leaving us stranded in Rockland. It was bright […]

Stopping by woods on a winter afternoon

This weekend, we took to the woods. I say this with not a faint trace of irony… Growing up in the true North Country – Aroostook County – none of the woods around the Mid Coast area compare to the lush, unending forests of my childhood. But we do the best with what we have, […]