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Sunday in Portland, Maine | Sarah’s Cucina Bella’s Day Out

A brisk wind whipped through the streets as I walked in downtown Portland Sunday morning. It was just after 9 a.m., a time when much of the city still slumbers and everything has a quiet, lonely feel to it. Only a few cars and even fewer people were to be seen. In Portland, Maine, not much opens …

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An Immersion Dinner in Boston, A Smiley Chef and Hood Cream

For the remainder of 2016, I’ve partnered with Hood Cream to create a series of posts, including this one on a recent immersion dinner in Boston, held at Deuxave. Although I was compensated for my time and effort, all opinions are my own. On a warm September evening, I crossed Commonwealth Avenue in Boston to …

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School Break Idea: Visit Gulf County, Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It it too soon to begin planning for spring break (or that break next week, Thanksgiving, winter break, whatever)? I don’t think so. The school year, arriving as we speak for students and their …

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How Wonderland Helped Me Fall in Love with Maine

A mild hiking trail at Acadia National Park helped me fall in love with Maine. Find out how. This post is sponsored by Poland Spring®. Waves crashing, a thunderous roar. The hot sun. Smooth boulders. That’s what I remember most about hiking my favorite trail out to the rocky coastline a few times last summer. …

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Body Worlds Exhibit at the Portland Science Center

The recently opened Portland Science Center in Portland, Maine, is hosting Body Worlds, an exhibit that shows actual bodies — and body parts — in fascinating ways to display how the human body works — and how our mistreatment of it impacts it. When I first heard about the Body Worlds exhibit, I was fascinated …

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Connecticut Lobster Roll: Lake Zoar Drive-In

Connecticut lobster rolls are warm, buttery sandwiches usually served on New England-style hot dog buns. Where can you find the best lobster roll in Connecticut? Today, check out the lobster roll at the Lake Zoar Drive-In. When I was a little girl, I would cross my fingers whenever we neared the Stevenson Dam on Route 34 …

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Inside The Beekman Arms, America’s Oldest Inn

Nestled in the quiet village of Rhinebeck, New York, America’s oldest inn has played host to countless notable and important people since opening its doors in 1766. The Beekman Arms isn’t your typical place to stay — but that’s what makes it so special. As a girl growing up in Dutchess County, New York, sometimes …

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Boston Restaurants: Union Oyster House

The historic Union Oyster House is located steps from Boston’s Freedom Trail and serves up authentic New England seafood and other tasty fare. When I headed to Boston for work awhile back, I asked friends for recommendations on where to go, what to do and especially what to eat. One of the first I received was a …

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