#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

Week 1: Boston > Acadia > The White Mountains

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com
#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

The 3.5 mile walk around Jordan Pond in Acadia. Mostly flat and easy with a few rocky parts. Huge pay off in views.

Cadillac Mountain. It’s super touristy, but it also has stunning panoramas of Mount Desert Island. We think it’s worth the hype.

A charming and cozy accommodation with the nicest hosts. If you’re looking to visit Acadia, stay here and tell Ken and Cyd we say hi. It’s even better than the photos.

The dogs first real hike! A moderately challenging 3.2 miles round trip up Mount Willard in New Hampshire. Honey and Barley were so pooped afterwards and well into the next morning. It was glorious.

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

Our first AirBnB bust. Our planned cabin in Bethel, ME needed a serious scrub down. Thankfully, after cruising for a wi-fi signal around town, we worked with AirBnB to find a better (and much cheaper!) option down the road.

Black flies. UGH. Just for a day, but they had me going back on my “natural bug spray only” ideal and yelling “give me the DEET!” within two minutes.

Hiking rocky, wet, muddy trails in barefoot running shoes. It might be time for actual hiking boots.

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

garlic sesame noodles / tofu scramble / creamy tomato soup / beans and rice

#PHroadtrip Week 1: Boston to Acadia to The White Mountains | picklesnhoney.com

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  1. Cadry says

    I love the way you’ve set up this post! So creative and it tells your story beautifully.

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you, Cadry! Credit goes to Aaron on this one! I really love the set up too, and I think it will be awesome for looking back as the trip progresses.

  2. Kait says

    Um…this post is perfection. Also how did you only spend $62 on gas for 706 miles!? That’s amazing!

    And yes to hiking boots. I should have told you to stop at the LL Bean outfit in Kennebunk. I got mine there for $20. No I’m not kidding. Its a magical place but you do have to be a bit aggressive and GRAB your stuff because someone else will…and fast. 😉

    Thank you for letting us travel this journey with you. xo

    1. Amanda says

      I’m thinking we had about 3/4 tank of gas when we started…so maybe $62 isn’t quite accurate, though we do drive a (small) fuel-efficient car and that helps A LOT. Also, gas was averaging about $2.59/gallon. Now it’s closer to $3 in Lake Placid, so costs will go up this week.

      We passed on hiking boots because they tend to be heavy, but there’s gotta be a waterproof happy medium…finding vegan ones should be interesting! I’m sure there will be another LL Bean or equivalent along the way. 🙂

      1. Kait says

        Got it!

        I got low top hiking boots- they look and feel like bulkier sneakers. Still heavy but not too bad. Can’t vouch for their veganism since I bought them years ago.

        And I’m sure you will…you’ll just miss out sharing dirty looks with a middle aged woman who also had been eyeing the only size 7, low-top hiking boots.

      2. Amanda says

        hahaha Damn. I really wanted to have that awkward/intense hiking boot shopping experience. 😉

  3. Shana says

    These photos are stunning! So glad you are documenting the journey this way. I can’t wait to see all the adventures!!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Shana! We’re so happy you’re enjoying the photos!

  4. Caitlin says

    totally obsessed with the breakdown in this post. i couldn’t love it more. ps- start snapping more pics of you and aaron! i want to see you both in action!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks! And I agree that we need more photos of the two of us…those are just much more tricky to capture with the dogs, needing to bring the tripod, etc. I will pass along your feedback to Aaron. 🙂

  5. Kate says

    I love this post! I went to Acadia a couple years ago, but only for a day after a trip to Bar Harbor. The beauty is breathtaking and your photos really capture it! I have to get back there.

    1. Amanda says

      I highly recommend making a trip back to Acadia when you can. I feel like we could have spent far longer and still only seen a sliver!

  6. Ummm this is the coolest way to do a travel post evvvvver! And gorgeous gorgeous photos – loving this adventure! So rad!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks so much, Jessie!!

  7. What a stunning post. I am so envious. Hope you’re having a great time – and glad to hear that Air BnB thing worked out!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Ksenia! We’re having an awesome time–we’re really grateful to be able to take time to do this. <3

  8. Wow, what gorgeous pictures. I’m from the East Coast myself – New Brunswick, Canada. It has been 4 years since I’ve been there but am planning a trip in August. The geography is so similar. Although, I don’t want to live there anymore you made my heart ache. I had such great times in the outdoors and also hiked in Maine very often. I think the bugs are there to keep people from figuring out it’s heaven on earth. ha,ha.

  9. Rosanna says

    You are so organized even when you travel!!!.. I thought I was organized but you beat me big time!.. Thanks for sharing this journey with everyone.. What a great experience of traveling around this beautiful country and exploring new places! Looking forward to your next post!

    1. Amanda says

      Your comment about being organized totally made me chuckle because we have had one of THOSE days where lots of little things go wrong that shouldn’t! I guess organization only gets you so far. Sigh. 😉 Thanks for following along, Rosanna!

  10. Kay Horn says

    Dear Aaron and Amanda

    I’m so happy for you that you are living a very exciting dream.
    Wishing you safety, a sense of humour and wonder at each miracle of creation you see.

    Also to say that your infographics, fonts and clean design and photos of course are really beautifully done.

    Blessings and fun
    Kay (from a chilly Cape Town)

    1. Amanda says

      Your comment about the fonts and clean deisgn made Aaron’s day! Also, your wishes for a sense of humor could not have come at a better time. We’ve had a loooong day that didn’t turn out as planned, but it made us realize how fortunate we are to even be in these situations with the ability to change them when things don’t work out. Thanks for the wise words, Kay. <3

  11. Alain says

    Hi Guys! Greetings from southern California! I just stumbled upon your website. First, thank you for sharing all of your delicious recipes! Second, thank you again for sharing the story of behind your road trip. And, finally, CONGRATULATIONS! It is inspiring to see you turn one opportunity into another. Safe, fun, and happy travels! Alain

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you, Alain! Southern CA is on our list, likely for the majority of winter. We hope to escape the snow this year since Boston got enough last year for the next ten. 😉

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