Here are some of my favorite photos from a recent vacation to Maine with family. It was my first time here and it didn’t take long to see how awesome it is (and for me to fall even more in love with New England!) There is so much to be explored in this state. We started by traveling up the coast. Our first stop was Portland which was a fun way to kick off the trip. I loved how full of restaurants, shops, and brew pubs this little city was! And the diversity of the food scene was pretty amazing considering the size of the city. Our second stop was Monhegan Island…which nothing could quite compare to! We took a boat an hour and a half off shore to the island. As soon as we stepped off the boat, it felt like a different world. The inn we stayed at dated back to the 1800’s as did some of the houses on the island. The entire island was one mile long but there were plenty of hiking trails around the outside and through the middle. There are about 40 people that live on the island year round, which made it feel quiet and peaceful. Many artists and photographers go during the summer for the picturesque scenery…it was a photographers dream! Each person we met on the island had a story to tell so we were able to piece together how it all works. There are around 10 kids on the island, a one room school house, and one teacher. Also, there was a small library and church (which you will see in the photos). There were no paved road and only a few cars. There were inns and cottages in the village along with art galleries and small gift shops. The island had limited wifi, which was my idea of a true vacation! It felt worlds away from reality! We had some of the best food I’ve ever had (the blueberry stuffed french toast was amazing!) The front of the inn had Adirondack chairs where you could sit with a glass of wine after dinner and watch the sunset. This place was incredible and incredibly relaxing! I’m not sure what there’d be to stress about on the island 😉 For the last part of our trip we spent time in Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, and York. I loved the charm of Kennebunkport and time spent on the beach. Lots of memories made and photos to document it! It couldn’t have been a better vacation!