Month: May 2015

Rounding Off a Maine Weekend

Off the Maine Road has just completed a weekend filled with food, friends and fun. The trip that our team took to Maine more than exceeded my expectations, and I was able to sample and discover so much more than I ever imagined. I would like to take this time to thank the Maine community for showing us their warmth, hospitality and enthusiasm towards their great state. Coming from New York, I can affirm that the Maine population is so much “nicer” than the people here. Let me explain what I mean.


We were sitting in the Portland Jetport waiting for our flight to New York to take off. At the gate next to us, there was another Delta flight to Detroit which was delayed about 50 minutes. I have flown all over the world, and this was the only instance where the gate staff set up a table filled with snacks and drinks for delayed passengers. It’s all because they care in Maine. So thank you to Jesse, Chris and Kimberly, the gate agents at PWM (if you ever read this).  And thank you to everyone with whom I interacted during my three-day visit, from waiters and waitresses to Bowdoin students for displaying kindness, generosity and compassion in one of the greatest places on Earth. And to everyone else who I met — you know who you are. You can imagine how much of a shock it was to walk out at New York’s LaGuardia airport…


Stay tuned for a plethora of content following this legendary expedition. While you wait, take a look at our Facebook page for pictures from the trip. Thanks for reading! I’ll leave you with this photo below, taken at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth.

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— Benjy R., Editor, Off the Maine Road

 

 

Off the Maine Road is heading on the Maine Road!

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Dear Off the Maine Road followers,

It has been a while since I have last written, but I can assure you that this post has some exciting news to share.

This coming Memorial Day weekend (May 22–25), the Off the Maine Road team will be spending three days in Maine. It’s something that I personally am really excited about, and it’s sure to be a weekend to remember. (If this note confuses you so far, read the About page of the blog to see more about myself.)

We welcome suggestions from our readers as to where we should go. Please email us at offthemaineroad@gmail.com, or message us on Facebook. And if you’re a business owner, we’re happy to stop by and give you a write-up on the blog! Simply shoot us an e-mail.

Stay tuned for an amazing round of coverage both during and after the trip! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates!

Finally, check out this short video I produced for the trip, featuring photos from the Off the Maine Road collection. And in case you were wondering, it was produced in under 300 seconds (that’s under 5 minutes if you don’t want to do the math).

Summer Nights: A Maine Extravaganza from Benjamin Renton on Vimeo.

Thanks for reading!

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