Have you ever wanted to visit Maine, but weren’t sure where to start? Maine is one of those amazing states that a lot of people have the intention of visiting. With so much to do and see, where do you start? Here are some tips for those who are visiting Maine for the first time.
Maine is a HUGE state!
With this in mind, just think of the possibilities. You can stay outside and camp or you can book a nice hotel. You can spend outdoors hiking, and enjoy the land. Maine is known for having 4,600 islands and 6,000 miles of lakes and ponds. Wow, spending time in this huge state means you’ll be busy adventuring and having fun.
Shopping for Forgotten Items
Everyone forgets something when they travel. Something really cool to know about Maine is that there is a gargantuan L.L. Bean campus in Freeport that never closes. Which means you can shop for almost anything you forget. Pretty awesome!
Don’t be Afraid to Hire a Guide
Hey, if you’ve never traveled to Maine before, it may make sense to hire a guide. You know, someone who knows what they are doing. It’s nice to spend your time doing actual activities, instead of spending time wondering. Hire a guide to help you explore Maine.
Check out Acadia National Park
While you’re in Maine, checking out Acadia National Park is a must! You’re going to be able to hike and explore like never before. Acadia National Park is one of the most well-known parks in Maine, so check it out!
Tips for Taking a Cruise for the First Time
Never been on a cruise before? No problem! Going on a cruise for the first time, you’ll be just fine. There is actually a lot more to do on a cruise than you ever imagined. For those of you heading on a cruise for the first time, these tips are for you.
Choose a Port Near Your Home
If you can swing it, then choose a port near your home. You will save so much money not having to fly to a port hundreds of miles away from your home. It is nice when the hassle and expense of flying is taken out of your trip. A good example is choosing Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Carnival Horizon – the 26th in the fleet. — will sail four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean cruises from New York after sailing its inaugural Europe season in May.
Plenty to do for Everyone
One thing about cruise ships is that you never have to be bored, there is always plenty to do for everyone. You’ll find that there are programs for preschoolers and teenagers. There is usually a chance for parents to catch a few moments to themselves, it is pretty glamorous.
If you can’t choose what destination you want to go on with the family, then perhaps a cruise is just what you need. There are also multiple cruises you can take, such as the Princess Cruises, Camp Discovery, and even the Holland American Line. There truly a cruise for every single person out there.
Ultimate Vacation Tips for Families
Now that you may know what to expect when heading to Maine for the first time or going on a cruise for the first time, you may need a few vacation tips to help you!
Bring the Snacks!
Don’t even kid yourself, your family is going to need snacks and lots of them. Make sure you bring plenty of snacks to help you get through the travel and the week. Sometimes eating is just what everyone needs to keep them cool, calm, and collected.
Keep kids in the Loops
Try to let the kids know what will be happening. It’s nice to keep them in the loop and they appreciate it too. You don’t have to tell them everything that’s happening, but it’s nice if they have a head’s up. This may make your life a little easier too.
Find Unique Things to Do
Find things along the way to celebrate that you never have before—like National Iced Tea Day. This year it’s June 10. In case you are passing through Pontiac, IL, Lipton is launching “Refreshingly Road Trippin’ with Lipton” June 8-10. The idea is to get a taste-literally—of Route 66 attractions all in one spot near the start and home to the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum.
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