Guest Blogger


  1. Friday, 6/5/15

    Top 5 things to see and do for first-time visitors to Acadia National Park

    We invited Dolores and Dan, bloggers at Acadia on My Mind and co-authors of multiple hiking guides, to share insider tips for making the most of a trip to Acadia National Park. In addition to their blog, you can find them on Facebook. The latest edition of “Best Easy Day Hikes, Acadia National Park,” was published in April 2015 by… More



  2. Friday, 2/27/15

    Touring the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge with Justin Chase

    Justin Chase is a regular guest blogger here at L.L.Bean Trailmix, as well as the writer of one of our favorite outdoor blogs, Outdoors, by Cracky! Last year, Justin wrote about a family visit to Maine Audubon’s East Point Sanctuary. We received so much great feedback about his post and photos, we invited him to… More



  3. Friday, 2/27/15

    Cold Comfort

    A Photographer Captures the Maine Tradition of Ice Fishing with Her Bob- House Portraits   When the lakes freeze across Maine, hundreds of little villages appear on the windswept expanses.They are populated with little shelters called bob-houses –named for the bobbing of a line through a hole in the ice – and people of all… More



  4. Friday, 5/30/14

    Exploring Maine Audubon’s East Point Sanctuary with Justin Chase

    Justin Chase is a regular guest blogger here at L.L.Bean Trailmix, as well as the writer of one of our favorite outdoor blogs, Outdoors, by Cracky! Last year, Justin wrote about a family visit to Maine Audubon’s Hamilton Sanctuary. We received so much great feedback about his post and photos, we invited him to share another… More



  5. Tuesday, 3/4/14

    How easy-to-learn is cross-country skiing? Ask a second grader.

    At L.L.Bean, we’ve been telling people for years how easy it is to learn to cross-country ski. Still, some folks remain skeptical. So we thought we’d see if a 7-year-old – fresh off his first-ever cross-country skiing excursion – might be able to convince our readers to give it a try. Guest blogger Derek Chase… More



  6. Saturday, 2/15/14

    5 Photo Tips from a Conservation Photographer and Nature Junkie

    Photographer and filmmaker Morgan Heim has ventured from Colorado mountaintops to Southeast Asian coastlines, capturing images that build connections between the wild and familiar. That’s why, when we started searching for tips on improving our outdoor photography skills, calling Morgan was a no-brainer. Today, she’s providing us with some tips that range from key basic… More



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