An old-fashioned family getaway in Maine
Enesi Domi and Captain Hebert show off his catch

An old-fashioned family getaway in Maine

Maine is the kind of place for an old-fashioned family vacation with the chance to learn something new, whether you’re going fishing, stand-up paddle-boarding for the first time or maybe learning how to catch — and eat a lobster.

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Water sports, bike riding and bringing home the lobsters in Maine
Andy (L) and Enesi (R) learning the basic of standup paddleboarding in Kennebunkport ME

Water sports, bike riding and bringing home the lobsters in Maine

Food, of course, is a big part of vacation and that’s certainly the case in Maine famous for its no-frills lobster “shacks” where you can get lobster rolls—lobster salad sandwiches typically served on a hot dog bun to restaurants in Portland, about 20 miles from here, known for serving food that have just come from local farms.

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Teaching a kid to fish with a “Wicked Tuna” star in Kennebunkport ME
Enesi with his first fish caught ever off Kennebunkport ME

Teaching a kid to fish with a “Wicked Tuna” star in Kennebunkport ME

“Sometimes the girls have more patience,” acknowledges Capt Bruce Hebert, known for his stint on the National Geographic Channel's Wicked Tuna reality show but here in Kennebunkport for his Libreti Rose II fishing charters that cater to families and is named for his wife and three daughters—Lisa, Brie, Tiara and Rose.

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Three days in the Kennebunks (ME) over the Fourth of July holiday
Kids revving up for the fireworks on Colony Beach in Kennebunkport ME

Three days in the Kennebunks (ME) over the Fourth of July holiday

It’s July 4th night and everyone is in vacation mode after a long day on the beach with teens setting off sparklers, parents nursing a beer or a glass of wine and everyone, for the moment, feeling all is well in the world, especially here in Maine where locals have been welcoming vacationers for generations—including the Bush family.

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