Clams–they are quite tasty and there are many places to eat them on MDI. However if you want to DIY, there are opportunities right here on Mount Desert Island. Besides getting your own dinner, clamming can be a great family activity. Check out our Complete Guide To Clamming below and you will find that… Read More


Maine Advice is a semi-regular column where we find Mainers to answer your Maine questions (and we weigh in ourselves). This week’s guests are experienced and respected vacation renters from MDI.  Jennifer Booher is an artist and photographer in Bar Harbor. You can see her work at jenniferbooher.com. She has three rentals in the heart… Read More


Maine Advice is a semi regular column where we find Mainers to answer your Maine questions (and we weight in ourselves). This week’s guest is Carrie Jones. Carrie Jones is a New York Times and Internationally bestselling novelist, writing coach, and podcaster.  An award-winning newspaper editor and journalist, she’s also a content writer and photographer… Read More


This semi-occasional column is written by Nicole Ouellette, a former advice columnist. Here are our local, Maine-related situations this week: Dear Gift MDI, I’m on a non-profit board with a total know it all… who doesn’t know anything. He talks at length at meetings but it’s clear he didn’t read the materials sent out before… Read More


Maine Advice is going to be a monthly feature on GiftMDI.com featuring Nicole Ouellette (former advice columnist who misses the gig) and a guest columnist. This month’s columnist is Betsy Arntzen, a licensed massage therapist with a practice in Ellsworth, Maine. She works at the University of Maine and serves as the secretary for the… Read More