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10 Of The Best Retirement Spots -- And You'll Never Guess What State They're In

Moira McGarvey | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

When many of us think of retirement locations, we think of warm balmy breezes and palm trees, or the hot craggy terrain of the Southwest. But some people, especially those who have spent their lives in New England, opt to find a little piece of heaven right there. People actually do retire in Maine, although many have an escape plan for January and February for someplace to warm their toes.

Shrimp Down, Lobster Up: Is There a Connection?

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

You may have heard, the 2014 shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine, the most southern region where northern shrimp reside, has been called off. Citing a "collapsed" shrimp stock, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's technical committee noted that the numbers were so low that there was "little prospect of recovery in the near future."

Beer And Seafood: The Perfect Combination

Ali Rosen | Posted 01.09.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Seafood is classically paired with white wine, but what if you just want a cold beer to go with your crustaceans?

VIDEO: What Is Spiny Lobster?

Ali Rosen | Posted 02.07.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

For more food drink and travel videos visit Americans like to assume that Maine lobster is the only lobster worth knowing about...

Top 5 Tastes: 'Tis the Beginning of the Chowdown Season

Leah Bhabha | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Turkey quickly segues into decoratively iced cookies, eggnog and ham, and before we know it, January 2nd rolls around, and the champagne toasts turn to champagne bloats. But let's rejoice! It's just the beginning, and stuffing, lobster bisque and some eggplant pizza are getting me on track!

WATCH: This Video Will Make You Never Want To Eat Lobster Again | Posted 12.13.2013 | Green

Whenever I watch PETA videos, I try to imagine myself in the animal's shoes. I will make an exception this time because I don't think my brain could m...


Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Luck? No way. Think again. I have been visiting the coast of Maine for over 60 years and my fascination with the process of lobster fishing has never...

WATCH: NYC Vendy Awards Finalist, Luke's Lobster: Ambassadors of Maine

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Luke Holden, the president and founder of Luke's Lobster, a sustainably focused Maine seafood company based in New York City. Luke is a proud Mainer, or "Mainiac."

Lobster vs. Crab: Which Is the Ultimate Roll?

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.27.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

What about the lobster roll's cousin, the crabmeat roll?

Lobster Lessons

Women & Co | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste
Women & Co

For Women & Co., by Cassandra Paré Summer in all its sun-shining, ice cream-cone-licking glory, is unquestionably my favorite time of year. As a ch...

A Medley of Lobster Rolls

Brian Silverman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Taste
Brian Silverman

When you are on vacation in Cape Cod, there is always the possibility of a rainy day, and the prospect of having to entertain the kids. Lobster rolls, of course, will, not only get the family to temporarily forget rainy day blues, but will also elevate you to hero status.

GOP Gov Launches Odd Marketing Effort

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Nearly three weeks after he declared August lobster month, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has gone to serious lengths to take his message national. The...

The Most Unbearable Lobster Roll Fails

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.09.2013 | Taste

These are making our hearts cringe, guys.

Recipe Of The Day: Lobster Salad

Posted 08.07.2013 | Taste

Only this shellfish can make salad exciting again.

America's Best Lobster Rolls Outside of Maine

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.01.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If there's such thing as a perfect food, a great lobster roll could very well be it.

Is New Zealand the New California?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.31.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

New Zealand is a lot like California, but with fewer hipper-than-thou A-holes. This might just be a population-ratio thing

Why Are Lobsters Starting To Eat Each Other?

Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: Pity the young lobster. In addition to keeping a watchful eye out for the regular motley crew of preda...

Does Connecticut Make The Best Lobster Roll?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 07.22.2013 | Taste

Hold the mayo, unleash the butter.

So Cal Kills Clambakes

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.19.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Thanks to a new law, beach fires in Southern California are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. You saw them in Gidget and other beach-party films. You dreamed of their cheery glow on landlocked nights both hot and cold. But now many such fires are being quenched -- for good.

America's Best Waterfront Restaurant Is...

Budget Travel | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Fabulous American seafood joints by the sea.

Top 5 Tastes: Sunshine, Seafood and Scotch

Leah Bhabha | Posted 09.12.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Summer is for adventures, seafood and sunshine, and I managed to accomplish all of these in one week (and one taste!)

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

Chefs' Guide to Portland

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Taste
Find. Eat. Drink.

Go beyond the lobster roll and discover what Portland, Maine has to offer with these tips from two local chefs.

Will Climate Change Cause Maine Lobsters To Disappear?

AP | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group representing lobster, tourism, conservation and environmental interests said Tuesday they're launching a campaign to ...

10 Best Food Trucks in America

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Serving everything from kimchi kraut to bulgolgi-covered hot dogs, food trucks are still cool.