My knuckles were white, tightly wrapped around my steering wheel. My wiper blades were swooshing slower than the rain was beating around my windshield. And the memory of the last gas station more than 200kms behind us seemed like a figment of my imagination. I saw the “kilometres until empty” counter plummet into the single digits. Road trips don’t always go perfectly, but it’s best to know some road trip tips before you head out so you don’t get into crazy situations as I did during a thunderstorm on a highway in Manitoba, running out of gas.
Grab your best gal pals or your significant other, because Portland, Maine is waiting for you. This east coast United States city is the perfect location for a long weekend jaunt to relax and spoil yourself and your best mates. In Portland, Maine, you’ll find spectacular history, picturesque lighthouses and a city with a diverse selection of restaurants. Experience the ultimate weekend getaway to Portland, Maine by staying at the Portland Harbor Hotel.
This New England road trip itinerary will take you on the scenic route from Boston to Portland then to Maine’s Mid Coast and Acadia National Park. You’ll experience the east coast food – like lobster and seafood – and take in the beautiful Maine lighthouses that still guide the ships along the rocky coastline. Find an interactive map at the bottom of this post.