All posts by Maria Lamb

Maria Lamb

About Maria Lamb

Maria is the owner of Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals based in beautiful Washington County, Maine.

The six best things to do now in DownEast Maine

Wicked Awesome Maine Vacation Rentals

     1) Paddle the water highways and byways with Sunrise Canoe and Kayak. There are still some wonderful warm days left at the end of summer and beautiful fall.  Rent a kayak from Sunrise Canoe and Kayak in Machias (look for their headquarters – a shack next to the river) and get on the water.  […]

Maine Vacation Rental Owners: I Challenge You.

Maine Vacation Rental

Attention, YOU. Vacation rental owner. You need to read this. When I moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the 1990’s, the Cape had mostly two classes, the uber-wealthy and the poor. My first job when I arrived was as a social worker for lower income young families and I was shocked at the poverty that […]

Why does everyone, all-of-a-sudden, have a service dog?

A Maine woman was booted from an airline this week allegedly because the airline suspected that she might be not really have a legitimate service animal.  In this case, the passenger happened to be blind and had a seeing eye dog. This  story hit home with me.  No, I’m not blind or disabled.  But I […]

Where is the best place to list my vacation rental now?

Where should I list my vacation rental by owner? Disclaimer:  By the time this is published, I’m sure there will be even more changes with the vacation rental listing companies.  It seems every day one company or another tweaks their website or changes their terms and conditions.  Many owners are getting out of the vacation […]

DownEast Tidbits – Whiting Store and Int’l Welcome Center

You want to explore all that Down East Maine has to offer. You’ve wandered through the blueberry barrens in Jonesboro. You’ve maybe stopped for lunch or a bit of shopping in Machias and now you’re still headed east. Just when you think, “Holy jeepers, where the heck am I going?” you’ll come to a crossroads. […]

DownEast Tidbit – The DownEast Sunrise Trail

Biking

Have you ever heard of the DownEast Sunrise Trail?  It’s a multi-use trail that starts (or ends) in Calais, Maine, rambles through Machias, Columbia Falls, Cherryfield and other picturesque little towns on it’s way to Ellsworth  and connects with other trails all the way to Key West, Florida!  You can bike, walk, ATV, snowmobile, cross-country […]