Category Archives: Maine Tourism

How To Know If You Are A Mainer

The idea of what makes a Mainer intrigues me.  Years ago I wrote about authenticity in Maine literature in an essay about E.B. White and R.P.T. Coffin called Two Pigs from Maine.  More recently, my colleagues and I in UMaine’s School of Economics wrote about survey research we did on environmental values of Maine citizens.  […]

Toilets and Tourists

Maine spends millions of public and private dollars a year attracting tourists, providing them memorable experiences, and trying to lure them back for another visit.  Most of that we do very well and tourism remains a keystone to our economic wellbeing.  There is at least one thing we do poorly – toilets.  The state motto […]