Coastal Maine with Rob Cohen Exploration

Portland - Rockland - Camden

2023: Jun 19 - Jun 23

Activity Level: 1


Let's build Bi+ community as we journey through miles of rugged Maine coastline on this 5-day exploration of New England’s famous seafood mecca. Walk the city of Portland, enjoy a classic clambake, experience the day-to-day operations of a working lobster boat in Camden and learn the art of shucking at an oyster farm -- all with other bi/pan/fluid/queer people! We'll have a chance to get to know each other, chat about our queer journeys, build community and friendships, and make lasting memories together.

  • 5 days

  • 10 - 22 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners included

  • TrovaTrip will provide 1 transfer from PWM , between 3 PM and 5 PM

  • TrovaTrip will provide 1 transfer to PWM on the last day

Activities Included

  • Doubling Point Lighthouse Visit
  • Boothbay Clambake
  • Morning Lobster Hauling Experience
  • Camden State Park
  • Damariscotta Oyster Farms Cruise and Tasting

Other Inclusions

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels
  • Local Guide throughout trip
  • All city transfers
  • Arrival airport transfer (arrive before 4 pm on first day)
  • Departure airport transfer (morning of last day)
  • 5 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners

Optional Activities

  • Cellardoor Wine and Cheese Tasting

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Food and alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Airport transfers outside of designated times
  • Tips for your Guide

Your Host

Rob From Two Bi Guys

Hi! My name is Rob Cohen and I'm so excited to be hosting trips for the Bi+ community! I am a bicoastal writer & content creator, previously wrote for 7 seasons of Law & Order: SVU, and am currently hosting the 5th season of "Two Bi Guys", a podcast about fluid sexuality & gender. I love to travel, meet new people, & spread Bi+ joy & connection!

Itinerary

Day 1

Monday, Jun 19, 2023

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Day 1

Upon arrival in Portland, Maine, TrovaTrip will transfer you to your downtown hotel. Freshen up and join your group in town for a welcome meal.

transfer

15 MIN

Airport Transfer

meal

dinner

Join your group for an included welcome meal and get ready for the days ahead.

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Ice Breaker Event

Rob will host a brief ice-breaker/get-to-know-each-other game or discussion TBD!

accommodation

Hotel in Downtown Portland

Day 2

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023

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Day 2

After breakfast, it’s time to hit the road! The first stop is the historic and very picturesque lighthouse at Doubling Point, followed by a visit to Boothbay to experience an authentic clambake. Later, a short drive will take you to Rockland and your base for the next couple of days.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

activity

1 HOUR

Doubling Point Lighthouse Visit

Doubling Point Lighthouse is situated on Arrowsic Island on the Kennebec River. This little lighthouse was built in 1898 to help the ships navigate their way through the mouth of the river to the port of Bath.

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4 HOURS

Boothbay Clambake

Dig into a traditional New England clambake that includes fish chowder, two lobsters, steamers, potato and corn on the cob. Top off the delicious meal with the best blueberry cake in Maine.

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Bi+ Discussion Group

We'll have a roundtable discussion on bisexuality, sharing our queer journeys, and perhaps focusing on a specific Bi+ topic. Rob will facilitate and it will be run much like BiRequestNYC's weekly discussion group. This chat will last about 90 mins or so and is completely optional.

accommodation

Hotel in Rockland

Day 3

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023

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Day 3

This morning you will take to the water at Camden to learn firsthand, from a lobster fisherman, how to haul, bait and set the lobster traps. Later, take in the stunning harbor views at Camden State Park and explore the shops and charming town of Camden or participate in an optional wine and cheese tasting at a nearby winery.

meal

breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

activity

1 HOUR 30 MIN

Morning Lobster Hauling Experience

You’ll spend an hour and a half this morning on a lobster boat plying the coastal waters, hauling lobster traps and learning about lobster fishing. Hear about the day-to-day atmosphere and intricacies of lobster fishing from the lobsterman and enjoy spectacular views, as you get some hands-on experience baiting and setting the traps.

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1 HOUR

Camden State Park

Camden State Park, with its relaxing nature and riverside walks, overlooks Penobscot Bay and has breathtaking views of the town and harbor below.

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1 HOUR

Cellardoor Wine and Cheese Tasting (Optional)

Join your Guide for a short drive up to Lincolnville and the Cellardoor Winery. Tour the vineyard and enjoy a tasting of four different wines, paired with a sampler of delicious cheeses.

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Bi+ Game Night

I always bring games on trips and thought it would be fun to have an informal game night! If you have any good board or card games for a group of queer people, bring them along.

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Hotel in Rockland

Day 4

Thursday, Jun 22, 2023

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Day 4

After a morning in Camden, you’ll journey south to Damariscotta for lunch, followed by a boat ride to the Damariscotta Oyster Farms, where you will shuck and sample some fresh oysters. Arriving back in Portland late afternoon, you’ll settle into the hotel before joining the group for a farewell dinner and reflect on your incredible Maine excursion.

meal

breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

activity

1 HOUR

Damariscotta Oyster Farms Cruise and Tasting

On this cruise, as you sail beside 7 oyster farms, you’ll encounter harbor seals basking in the sun and see Maine’s oldest wooden-boat building operation. The captain will regale you with local history, natural lore and anecdotes of his own life on the river. You’ll have fresh oysters to shuck and taste for yourselves!

meal

dinner

Reflect on the trip at your farewell dinner which is included.

informalGathering

Record an Episode of Two Bi Guys!

I'd like to try recording a podcast episode with our TrovaTrip group! We'll find a quiet location and record for about 90-minutes, giving everyone who wants to a chance to (briefly) share their Bi+ journey, respond to a few basic prompts, and discuss the Bi+/fluid community we've built on our trip. I will edit the discussion down and release it during the following season of Two Bi Guys! This discussion/recording is completely optional -- you are also welcome to come and just listen if you don't want to be recorded.

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Night Out in Portland!

Let's go out and party on our last night together!

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Hotel in Downtown Portland

Day 5

Friday, Jun 23, 2023

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Day 5

All good things must come to an end, until next time! You'll transfer to the airport and bid farewell for now.

meal

breakfast

Included breakfast

transfer

1 HOUR

Airport Transfer

Cancellation Policy

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60 days pre-trip Non-refundable Non-refundable

*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

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