A road trip to Maine with one ultimate destination planned: Acadia National Park. Our open schedules allowed us to head north with no definitive plans. We'd stop off in Newport, Boston, Kennebunk, Portland, and NYC to get a full dose of the coast. Only on the east coast can you wake up in a National Park, stop off at a brewery for lunch, run into freezing water at a random beach, take a cliff walk around massive mansions, and head out on the town for a nightcap in one very long, very fun day. I admire the western U.S. for its peaks and vastness, but the east will always have my heart for its variety, agility, and memories made.