Full disclosure - we are ambassadors for Openworld Outfitters, so we obviously love their stuff. You can read more about that here. They are a veteran owned company and one of their partners just happens to be one of DD's good friends, so we get to test out their gear and items and give them … Continue reading OpenWorld Outfitters Pocket Blanket
Hey it's DD! I wanted to share with you some of my hiking staples - the things I always have in my fridge to prepare for a hike. It took me a while to find my favorites, and while we all have our favorite trail lunch, I personally love a meat and cheese sandwich on … Continue reading DD’s Favorite Trail Lunch – Sandwich Style
Hey hey it's DD! Paddy Murphy's is one of my favorite places to get a drink + a bite to eat any day of the week. Great beer, awesome food, warm ambiance + friendly waitstaff make this place a must-see when you're in Bangor. It's especially awesome on Sunday afternoons for a few reasons - … Continue reading Paddy Murphy’s – Downtown Bangor – Foodie Adventures
Hey it's DD! I am getting ready to head out this week on my annual girls trip with my friends from Florida to Islamorada and Fort Lauderdale, followed by meeting up with my Dad to head to Ohio to ride roller coasters at Cedar Point - (it's kind of our thing) Dad's 70, and he definitely … Continue reading Packing tips for Adventures AWAY from Maine!
In 2015 I saw a post that a friend had shared about a challenge to spend 31 nights outside between Memorial Day and Labor Day (without quitting your job). I love a good challenge and we already had a handful of trips planned already so I figured why not?! The summer turned into a constant … Continue reading 31 Nights Out Challenge – Camping in Maine
Wherever you live, it's important to find your local hikes. Living in Maine, the definition of local tends to stretch more than it might in other areas. For me, local is anything that I can access within an hour's drive, because some days you don't have much time but the mountains are calling and your … Continue reading Beech Hill Preserve – Hike for Beginners
Maine summers are short and when you work 40+ hours Monday-Friday, you have to maximize every single weekend moment. Monday mornings in summer have me checking the long range forecast from the National Weather Service to keep an eye on the weekend conditions. My favorite Maine beaches are all bookmarked and depending on weather, cloud cover, … Continue reading Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Maine Beaches
DD and Willow, coming at you. We've recently discovered a great new Bangor Adventure, and we are THRILLED to share it with you! It all started one rainy day.....when the weather calls for rain for days, and days, and days, what’s a pair of adventures to to do? We were sorting out our weekend plans … Continue reading Bounce ‘n Beer Adventure with Maine Yoga Adventures!
Hi all, it's Willow..... Beach season is here, and we are beach bums at the core. Scarborough Beach State Park is by far one of the best beaches in Maine. This beach is one of Maine's great surf beaches and offers a more rustic feel than other beaches in Southern Maine (Read: Outhouses) and has … Continue reading Scarborough Beach State Park
Hey hey! It's DD. Since I am a Floridian by birth, all of this hiking jargon was new to me. I am still trying to figure it out, so . What's that saying - fake it till you make it? While trying to be a bad ass hiker, I always just smiled and laughed like … Continue reading Hiking Words for Beginners
Hey it's DD! It was a beautiful late spring day in April and I decided to tackle a mountain that had been on my list FORRR-EVVV-ERRR - Borestone Mountain! Borestone is a mountain it seems like everyone that has grown up in Maine has a story about, so it had been on my mind for … Continue reading Borestone Mountain
Hey! It's Willow. Baxter State Park, like Acadia National Park, is a treasure of the state of Maine. I didn't start spending any quality time in Baxter State Park until I was in my 30's (I was obsessed with Acadia in my 20s) and have been making up for lost time any chance I get. … Continue reading The Traveler Loop – Baxter State Park