My name’s Marissa – I’m the one behind the screen typing away, and I love being able to share stories and all the deets about the amazing Maine products and Makers Lisa-Marie’s promotes. I recently road-tripped with my husband & two rescue pups from Maine to Minnesota, and while packing I realized I wanted to make sure to showcase the Maine made travel necessities I couldn’t leave without. Here’s a glimpse of my pack-list (some I didn’t snag a photo of…mostly because it was 24+ hour drive, and we were too hungry to wait):
My “Maine” Road Trip Necessities (Pack List):
– First Maine Flag Trucker Hat
– 1901 Maine Flag Beanie
– First Maine Flag Sweatshirt
– Patagonia & Maine Mountain Socks
– Cherry Amaretto Preserves by Olde Haven Farm
– Chocolate Covered Blueberries
– Allagash Beer Brittle by Bixby Chocolate
– Toasted Coconut S’more Jarva Cakes
– Blueberry Cobbler Coffee by Carrabassett Coffee Co.
– Mugs by Devenney Pottery
– Recycled Maine Sail Tote
– Felted Fisherman (Captain Eli!)
– Recycled Lobster Trap Dog Bowl
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Olde Haven Farm Preserves
With a wide variety of creative & delicious flavors, it’s a struggle to choose just one. As a cherry fan, I went with Cherry Amaretto and lemme tell ya – it did NOT disappoint. Tart cherries offset by rich, nutty amaretto liqueur. Spread on fire-grilled toast. *chefs kiss*
Waking Up to the Smell of Blueberry Coffee ☕
If you’re a coffee drinker – & willing to be a little adventurous – try this delicious Blueberry Cobbler Coffee by Carrabassett Coffee Company. With its subtle, sweet flavor, you could drink it black, or with a splash of your preferred creamer. It’s warm, tasty, and comforting – the smell alone with make you feel like you’re in a field of wild Maine blueberries!
Wheeeeeere’s Captain Eli? 🔍
Little felted Captain Eli came along for the ride to get a taste of the Great Lakes. While he enjoyed the canoe ride, he’s happy to be back hoME by the salty sea.
Hiking Essentials (don’t forget the snacks!)
We hiked Carlton & Tofte Peak while camping in the Superior National Forest.
To prep, we packed waters for us and the dogs, two apples, a bag of trail mix, and a roll of crackers to snack on when we reached the top. I snuck in a box of Wilbur’s Chocolate Covered Blueberries as a surprise post-hike reward.
Let’s just say, they didn’t last long once we opened the box…
Lobster Trap Dog Bowl
Sturdy and just the right height, Ripley’s blue lobster trap bowl was a necessity for our trip.
These dog bowls are lightweight &
easy to clean and refill.
He and his sister Lucy stayed happy & hydrated throughout our travels, and felt pretty special with their own piece of Maine along for the ride!
Recycled Sail Totes
Packing for a trip can be, well, stressful. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, it’s always useful to have a “go-bag.” The one you carry onto the plane or the one you set on the car floor – you’ve got your books, your snacks, the sweater for when you get cold; you know, the easy-to-grab essentials. Shop these stylish, light, & super durable sail totes, bags & wristlets IN-STORE today!