18 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Maine

This summer was the first time I have returned back to Maine in ten years. It was a long time coming and I am glad I made the visit. I explored cities I had never been too, took a Maine Windjammer cruise, and ate a lot of delicious food.

For the first part of my trip I stayed in Rockland where the Lobster Festival was happening. I stayed at 250 Main Hotel (which I highly recommend because it is gorgeous, located perfectly, comfortable, and the staff is amazing) and that overlooks the harbor shining the best sunrises.

During the middle of my trip I ventured over to nearby town Rockport and stayed at Samoset Resort. This resort is so gorgeous and sits perfectly on the coast overlooking West Penobscot Bay. There aren’t a lot of resorts in the area but Samoset is a nice retreat if you are looking for something other than a boutique property or bed and breakfast.

For the last part of my trip I took a Windjammer cruise out of Rockport with J & E Riggin. What an adventure and something completely new to me! This is a must if you love sailing, being on the water, and/or are looking for something new to do.

I gathered all my favorite photos from the trip to share with you and I hope it inspires you to visit the great state of Maine.

A lot of you ask me what camera I shoot with and it is this Canon. You can read more about my equipment here.

Things to do in Rockland Maine. From where to stay, eat and what to do.

Sunrise Over Rockland


Things to do in Maine.

Morning Coffee at sea

Maine Windjammer Cruise dining aboard.

Maine Windjammer Cruise Dining

250 Maine Hotel offers a free wine hour each day.

Rooftop Wine Hour at 250 Maine Hotel

things to do in rockland maine_Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

maine windjammer cruise

Captain taking notes

Street art in Rockland Maine.

Street Art In Rockland Maine

Maine Windjammer Food

Fireside S’mores

Maine Windjammer Cruise Sunset


Samoset Resort

Samoset Resort

Cafe Miranda

Maine Windjammer Cruise


Maine Windjammer Cruise

Breakfast on the Maine Windjammer

Maine Windjammer Cruise

Sailing Maine

Maine Windjammer Cruise

Whoopie Pie!

Maine Windjammer Cruise

Maine Windjammer Cruise Sunset

Maine Windjammer Cruise

Homemade Pop-tarts on the Maine Windjammer Cruise



  1. September 7, 2018 / 12:48 am

    Do you have any recommendations for mid-range hotels? I honestly could never afford to stay at some of these hotels BUT I would still love to visit maine. Do you think that there are certain hotels/brand of hotels that you’d recommend that the mid-price range traveler should look for?

  2. jasonlikestotravel
    September 14, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    It looks like a beautiful state, I’ll definitely have to visit sometime. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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