Why I Live in Maine

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 my life. It’s not glamorous. It’s not beautiful. and sometimes, […]

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31 Nights Out Challenge – Camping in 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 effort of packing, unpacking and packing again and I loved […]

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The Traveler Loop – Baxter State Park

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. Here’s my story about my solo hike in Baxter State […]

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3 Seasons on Moosehead Lake

Hello – it’s Willow. I was born and raised in the great state of Maine, and I believe that if you are lucky enough in this life, you will get to spend copious time on a lake in Maine. If you are really lucky, you will get to spend some of that time on Moosehead Lake.  This post is a tribute to my favorite lake […]

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A Scenic Loop on Cadillac Mountain

It’s no secret that Acadia National Park is one of our favorite destinations.  Willow has been hiking there since she was a kid thanks to her parents who got her hooked on ocean views and granite ridges at a young age. This story is from Willow, on one of her solo hikes – a scenic loop on Cadillac Mountain. Even though the options are limitless in the park, I […]

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Hikes in the Moosehead Lake Region

Hey – it’s Willow. If you’ve seen my post about camping on Moosehead Lake, you’ll know that my family and I have been camping there for almost 5 years and that it’s one of my favorite regions in the state.  One of the best parts of camping in this region is the excellent exploring and hiking that abounds. There are many hikes that I enjoy […]

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