Camping on the Maine Coast – Monhegan Island

After spending a day in Portland, we pitched our tent at a campground in the picturesque town of New Harbor, near Pemaquid Beach and Pemaquid Lighthouse. Yep, everywhere you go on the Maine coast there are lighthouses.

We spent a wonderful evening near the campfire, surrounded by candles, eating s’mores and enjoying each other’s company. Before this trip I had no idea what s’mores are; I hadn’t even heard of the word. Of course, I was aware of the relation between marshmallows and campfires here in North America – sometimes you can learn something from movies – and I couldn’t wait to try it. Those things are delicious! S’more is a contraction of ‘some more’ and it’s easy to see why. I had four of them that night.

Harbor of New Harbor, Maine.

The small harbor of New Harbor.

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Lapland – Getting Away From It All On a Different Kind of Holiday

Traveling doesn’t have to be all sun, sea and sand: there are some tremendous destinations away from the tourist trail. There are places out there that are new and unusual and allow you to experience somewhere that provides plenty of stories to bring back home with you.

Travel for a winter or Christmas break with a Santa theme and trips to Lapland will fall perfectly into this category. Even if you’re visiting at another time of year, you’ll find some brilliant attractions and sights in this beautiful part of Finland.

Stealing away from the world in secluded log cabins

Lapland is the ideal escape for a true winter getaway. You can travel to Iso-Syote, just below the Arctic Circle, and rent a secluded log cabin in the middle of nowhere. This is so romantic: not only is there fairy tale snow all winter long, but you can see a full 360 degree view of the Northern Lights. Continue reading

Bubble Rock, the Last Photo of the Week

Bubble Rock in Acadia National Park, Maine.

Bubble Rock in Acadia National Park, Maine

Our camping adventure in Maine can roughly be divided in three parts: Portland, Monhegan Island and Acadia National Park. I took hundreds of pictures and this one of Bubble Rock, in the heart of Acadia National Park, is but a teaser of what’s still to come.

There’s some good stuff coming up. Promise.

This photo, however, will be the last Photo of the Week on this website. It was lots of fun picking my favorite weekly photo for two years, but after 104 pictures, it has to end. Nowadays the focus of the website lies on photography anyway – the vast majority of blog posts have loads of travel pictures – and the Photo of the Week has ceased to add any real value to Travel. Experience. Live. Continue reading