We are in this together! Every single person around the globe has had to modify their behavior during these challenging times. Front-line staff are jumping through hoops to get you the service and care that you need while keeping themselves and you safe. When a sense of frustration bubbles up, step back and take two deep breaths and consider shifting your mindset to love and kindness. Love always wins.
If you find yourself in a situation you weren’t expecting, remember to relax - you’re on vacation! Adventures aren’t without surprises, in fact, sometimes the surprise is the adventure. Turn that topsy-turvy event into a ‘win’ by looking at what this could teach you for next time. Then, simply relax and remember...you’re on vacation.
We know it's hard to find your favorite trailhead overflowing with cars on a Saturday morning. Or to have to wait an extra 30 minutes to get seated at your favorite brewery for happy hour. Just remember that visitors coming to this region is what helps sustain many people’s livelihoods. Your neighbor down the street who’s an artist or your friend who runs the ski shop may heavily depend on income generated by visitors coming to enjoy the region.
In 2019, the Maine Office of Tourism projected that tourism supported 116,000 jobs – that’s roughly 17 percent of employment in the state! Impacts of the tourism economy can be even higher in rural regions like the Mahoosucs.
Just remember - you get to enjoy this place all year round when visitors have to save up just to come for a few days or weeks. Let’s make their experience enjoyable and memorable!