Map & Menu
On a drive through the snowy Berkshires awhile back, Meredith and I were reminiscing about some of the great trips we’d been on, when we realized a truly sad occurrence. Although the positive memories of the trips were sharp, the details were getting fuzzy. We could easily remember having had a fantastic meal at Clyde Common in Portland, OR, but when it came to dishes and drinks, it became clear that parts had been forgotten. We realized we needed a travel journal of sorts – a place to keep the memories fresh. Meredith, a photographer, had accumulated a number or great photos of our trips and experiences, and with me being a web developer, we decided to keep our memories online. Map & Menu was born of this need for a clear documentation for what we’d done and where we’d been, and once we sat down to start writing it all out, we quickly realized that others might want to share in our trips and experiences.
Ultimately, we decided that we wanted Map & Menu to be a resource for places to go and things to do in the way that we’ve always wanted a resource for those things. We want Map & Menu to be a curated collection of the best of our own best – the places we love staying, the food we love eating, the things we love doing.
Meredith & Michael
We’re two southerners drawn to Maine for fun & adventure. You’ll notice that our travels have an “eastern” lean to them (we’re hoping to change that as time passes). Still, we love traveling the east coast, and think we’ve found some great places to stay, food to eat, and things to do. We live a block from the beach in an 18th century home, only a few minutes outside of one of Maine’s coolest cities, Portland.
Let’s not forget about one of the more important parts of who we are – Orvis, our 90 pound, black lab, bundle of crazy love.