Tourism attracts millions of visitors to Maine each summer, but for those of us who live here, there are still abundant opportunities to travel and explore in and around the state throughout the season. We’ll learn about places to visit, from popular attractions to hidden gems, as well as lodging options, festivals, events, quirky spots and more.

Summer Vacation in Maine

May 26, 2017

Americans take fewer and fewer vacation days, and there are efforts to change that trend. Here in Maine, those efforts mean promoting our state’s abundant opportunities for vacationers. We’ll hear from experts on must-see and overlooked places, events and activities to check out in Maine this summer.

Guests: Tony Cameron, director of marketing and communications, Maine Tourism Association

MaryEllen Lessard, travel agent, Northern New England AAA

Brian Kevin, managing editor, Down East magazine

Rick Steves

Jul 4, 2016

We listen back to our conversation with Rick Steves about how he got into the travel business, his favorite places to visit, and how best to travel in a world of heightened security concerns.

*This is a rebroadcast; no calls will be taken

Guest:  Rick Steves, author and television personality focusing on European travel. He is the host of the American Public Television series Rick Steves' Europe, has a public radio travel show called Travel with Rick Steves and has authored numerous travel guides.

The host of the popular PBS Show Rick Steves' Travel joins us to talk about where considering visiting if traveling abroad this year.

Winter Travel

Dec 8, 2015

The travel industry is changing wildly - we'll turn to experts for advice on finding unusual travel destinations, how to get the best deals, how to ensure your safety while traveling, and more... both in Maine and around the world.

Guests: Brian Kevin, Associate Editor with DownEast and author, "The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America."

Mary Ellen Lessard, AAA of Northern New England. 

Beth Skypeck, Vacation Travel Advisor with Direct Travel Vacations.