Hey it's DD! I've been really looking forward to trying out the "new" Oriental Jade - they have recently renovated - and their Wednesday Night offering of Sushi Unlimited was just the thing to get me in the doors! I've been in for lunch and dinner while they were working on the renovations, so I … Continue reading Oriental Jade – Sushi Unlimited!
I am reflecting on how to take advantage of the rest of the Maine Summer. Angus King recently said "Summer lingers, but cool mornings are a portent. Remember, however, September is our secret". If you are not following Senator King on Instagram, you should consider doing so- He rides his Harley around the state and … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Maine Summer Slip Away
Hey! It's DD. Jess, Nick and I wanted to do something off the Main Island in Acadia (to avoid tourists in peak season), with a bit of a challenge and some views. We decided on Beech Cliffs to Beech Mountain, in Southwest Harbor! We parked at Echo Beach, which you need a park pass for, … Continue reading Beech Cliffs to Beech Mountain
Hey! It's DD. As you know I am working on hiking 35 mountains this year, and I am getting there, slowly. I had heard about Tunk Mountain for a while, and my friend Lindsey (who you probably remember from Borestone Mountain!) was totally down for the adventure. We decided to find the trailhead via Google … Continue reading Tunk Mountain Hike
Ever wondered if you see the beauty that surrounds you? Not just see it with your eyes, but truly see it? I wonder that often. This is why I live in Maine. As an emergency room nurse, the need for stress relief is real. Being present is something I strive for each day. That is … Continue reading Why I Live in Maine
Hey! It's DD. in 2016, I was recovering from a knee injury, so I wasn't event sure that I could hike Katahdin. We continued on planning our annual trip, regardless of the facts that the odds were against us - my knee was a mess, and the forecast called for 100% thunderstorms for the weekend. … Continue reading Saddle Trail – Katahdin
Hey guys it's DD!! Welcome to our new feature - MAINE ADVENTURER OF THE MONTH!! There are so many rad people out there that are Maine Adventurers that we are lucky enough to know, we thought that you guys should know about them too, so we decided on a little Q & A session with some … Continue reading Maine Adventurer of the Month – Holly Twining – Maine Yoga Adventures
Hey! It's DD. Last year, Jess, Willow and I went up to Baxter State Park on Thursday afternoon, looking for a short hike and some water before we set up camp for the weekend at Roaring Brook Campground. We had heard about Little and Big Niagara Falls, so we went to check them out! Side … Continue reading Little and Big Niagra Falls
Hey it's DD! We got the gang together one Monday night to chat about our upcoming Katahdin trip (we have 3 lean tos - about 14 people coming!) and we have sort of a tradition when planning this trip - Flight Night at Nocturnem Draft Haus! Nocturnem is a local bar started by a guy … Continue reading Nocturnem Draft Haus
DD has known Elissa for a few years, they met working at the Portland and Bangor CVB respectively. They became great friends, connecting over their love for Maine and the outdoors, and have since both expanded their passions into outside ventures, so a partnership seemed only natural. As you know - at LoveMaineAdventures - we … Continue reading MainelyGlamping Adventure
Hey! it's DD. I am getting ready for Tough Mountain Challenge tomorrow, it's been a tradition of Willow and I for the past three years, and I am getting my packing list together and I thought HEY! People probably need to know this stuff 🙂 So I put together some things to bring and things … Continue reading Preparing for the Tough Mountain Challenge!
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