Maine

    Best Road Trip Destinations in Maine

    10/28/20 •

    Maine is filled with beautiful sights The iconic state of Maine is home to some of the most beautiful road trip destinations in the United States. Featuring four scenic byways, rugged coastal views, stunning scenery, and a plethora of exciting things to see and do, it is no wonder that Maine is fast becoming a…

    Maine's Liberty Tool Company: Possibly the Largest Secondhand Store

    12/05/19 •

    While driving through the little town of Liberty on our annual visit to Maine I happened upon the Liberty Tool Company, a jewel of a hardware store that claims it’s Maine’s largest secondhand store. If you can trace a culture’s history by its tools, as the owners claim, Liberty Tool would be the place to…

    Eartha, the World's Largest Rotating Globe in Yarmouth, Maine

    7/22/21 •

    Maps from the DeLorme Company helped us navigate countless backroads. So when we needed new ones, we headed for their headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine. We’d only heard a little about Eartha, the world’s largest rotating globe, which stands in DeLorme’s lobby. But what an impressive sight to watch this 41-foot, 5,600-pound globe, tilted at the…

    Containers for Bonsai

    8/01/19 •

    …suit a forest tree, which demands an unfussy, earthy pot. Maine Pots These tiny containers vary in size from 1/2 inch (1.2 cm) to 1.5 inch (4 cm). Maine pots are notable for their interesting colors and finishes which are designed to make them more eye-catching. Oval, Matt-Glazed Container The bold color and understated lines…

    Dealing with Weather and the Environment

    6/14/20 •

    Some of the most beautiful photographs are made during bad weather. There is beauty in all weather, and raindrops, snowflakes, and fog can add to your photographic adventure. Think of the atmosphere in photos of a fishing village on the coast of Maine or snow-covered buffalo roaming the plains of Yellowstone National Park. Bad weather…

    Bonsai Landscape Styles

    3/29/13 •

    …endless, bounded only by your ideas and expertise. Often, rocks add an air of drama to a design, with their cragginess and height enhancing the effect of distance and space. The frequently used Ibigawa rocks can suggest a landscape similar to that of their native Japan, or the rocky coasts of California and Maine. Low,…

    How to Grow Hemp Legally

    12/15/20 •

    …recommended locations are Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Vermont, Washington and Oregon. Sowing Seeds When growing hemp, it’s important to sow the seeds correctly to make sure that it grows in the right way. You want to make sure you are tilling the soil before planting seeds as there’s no herbicides labeled…

    How To Handle Common Road Troubles

    3/19/19 •

    …smart thing to do if you drive in areas that accumulate a lot of snow and ice. Image Source: https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1486813121584-51b5bae8204a There may be remote areas in Vermont and Maine, where it is impossible to even get a cell phone signal. If you slide off the road, it may be awhile before someone can get around…

    10 Steps to a Successful Project

    2/07/19 •

    The state of Maine spent $25 million on a web-based Medicaid claims system. In exchange for all that money, they got a $300 million backlog in unprocessed claims. Doesn’t seem like a particularly good deal, does it? The details of this web services project were unique, but the problems were quite common. Projects fail all…

    Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    10/19/20 •

    If you live in Northeastern US you don’t have many options for visiting a national park within driving distance. You can head up to Acadia National Park in Maine or down to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. However, for the quintessential national park experience your best bet is to make your way to the Great…

    3 Things You'll Love about Renting an Apartment

    7/19/21 •

    …is to be an apartment renter and decide to move someday. As long as your lease is up, or you go on a month-to-month basis, you can move whenever and wherever you want! Instead of being chained down, this means you can look at apartments for rent in Portland, Maine, the moment you get tired…

    Countries That Legalized the Use of CBD Products

    8/19/20 •

    …are allowed for recreational and medicinal use. Such states include Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, Maine, Washington DC, and Nevada. • Blue states Blue states are the ones in which medicinal CBD and CBD oils are allowed but may require a prescription. Examples of such states include Connecticut, Arizona, Delaware, Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, New…