LONG ISLAND, NY
AIRBNB OWNER, NACE PRESIDENT - MAINE CHAPTER
OWNER AND DIRECTOR - MAINE FOODIE TOURS
I used Armanda to plan our family trip to Maine for me my husband, my daughter and her husband, my son and his fiancé. Armanda helped me plan a wonderful week. Maine is a big state! After discussions of what I was looking for, she focused me on what was the best use of our time and resources. We drove to Portland, spent three nights, meandered up the coast and then spent three nights in Bar Harbor. We visited Freeport on the way home to break up the driving and do some outlet shopping! During our week we pedaled Peaks Island, boated Casco Bay, walked the Rockland Breakwater, explored Fort Knox, ascended the 420 ft Penobscot Observatory, took a sunset cruise, explored and hiked Acadia, learned to Stand-up Paddle board, dined really well and had lots and lots of lobster. Armanda was available before and during the trip. She helped me every step along the way and helped us personalize a great trip without having to spend too much time on the internet sorting through reviews. I would love to visit Maine again and would definitely check-in with Armanda!
Visited Maine for two weeks a year ago, and met Armanda in Bar Harbor on a food tour. Not only was Armanda a great, energetic and informational tour guide, (and foodie!) but her passion for her homeland is clearly evident. With a great sense of humor, and down to earth vibe, Armanda's knowledge of Maine and ability as an exceptional host will shape your trip, as well as define Maine hospitality.
My family needed great accommodations for a wedding in mid August - it was very short notice and Armanda jumped right to it and found a lovely home on the water that was conveniently located to Acadia & the wedding venue. I think the fact she is a native, and knows the "inside track" really helped us get something that wasn't readily available to all.
She is patient and collaborative...and we couldn't have been happier with her service.
When I travel, food is an attraction; I explore with my tastebuds! While I am always looking to try new flavors, it's the history, ambiance, and personality of a restaurant that truly make the experience memorable. Planning a recent trip to Bar Harbor, I reached out to Armanda looking for the perfect restaurants to visit and was delighted with her recommendations! Forget YELP and Google ... what I received was so much more than a list of "what's good". Armanda chose options in my price range and along with the style of food I could expect, she shared with me her personal menu recommendations based on my preferences, history and stories of each location, and also gave me tips on where to grab the best coffee and ice cream. Her itinerary saved me time and took the guess work out of dinner (who hasn't walked up and down the street checking out menus and hoping the place is good, or Googled places only to find they missed the mark?). Whether you are planning a huge trip or just a weekend getaway, I would highly recommend letting Armanda show you the best way to enjoy your vacation!
What can I say? Armanda is hands down THE BEST when it comes to organizing your trip to Maine. She knows the state incredibly well. She is connected to other travel companies, local restaurants, and activities and always keeps an eye on new and fun opportunities to make your trip to Maine perfect!
Armanda has a great way of finding out your likes and preferences, and then customizing an itinerary that you will love! Have a food preference or allergy? Armanda will comb through her database and find the best recommendations for you. Want to hike near a beach then swim with your dog? She knows where you can do that. Want to host a lobster bake for your rehearsal dinner or family reunion, she can help organize that. Need a guide for the North Woods? She can coordinate one. She's plugged into the whole state of Maine in a way that few are.
I have worked with Armanda for years and she is a key part of my guest experience. They all rave about the white-glove service she provides and the itineraries she plans for them. I am always impressed by her professionalism and attention to detail. Armanda's travel planning and concierge service is instrumental to your Maine experience the best it can be!
Armanda is a courteous professional who shares her appreciation for Maine in every conversation. She is certainly knowledgeable about our award-winning culinary scene and will work diligently to assure you are a satisfied customer.