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2022 Highlights:

In April, Jen appeared on Total Maine with Steve Minich to talk about the newest edition of "The Maine Play Book."

Jen chatted with the hosts of Keep it Local Maine about travel and food writing and shared some fun experiences from "The Maine Play Book."

2021 Highlights:

Jen visited The Old Farm Christmas Place with Amanda Hill from 207 to talk about holiday events in volume 2 of "The Maine Play Book."

"The Maine Play Book" gets a mention in this lovely list of Maine gift ideas from Pine & Tide: "It’s a treasure for any family who lives in Maine or is moving/just moved to this beautiful state."

Jen chatted with Jen Clark, the host of "Guides Gone Wild," about "The Maine Play Book" and the importance of getting outdoors, even if it's in your own backyard.

In August 2021, Jen discussed the latest edition of "The Maine Play Book" and summer activities for families on MPBN.

Jen spoke with Rob Caldwell and Amanda Hill in January 2021 on 207. "Taking Advantage of the Maine's Outdoors This Winter."

2020 Highlights: 

Review: “The Maine Play Book, written by blogger Jen Hazard, aptly named ‘Family Fun Maker’ by the Maine Office of Tourism, is a goldmine of adventure waiting for your family.” Pine & Tide blog

Jen was featured in the article, 5 Writers Inspiring Readers to Explore the World.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jen appeared on 207 to talk about her favorite subject, How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard.

In March, Jen appeared on MPBN to discuss Making the Most of Mud Season in Maine.

Jen announced the last post of, her award-winning blog of 10 years in January 2020. To read the post, titled "All Good Things," visit here.

2018-2019 Highlights:

In June 2019,  Jen returned to 207 to discuss summer festivals in Maine. See the show here.

In January 2019, Jen appeared on Maine Calling with Down East Magazine Editor Brian Kevin and Maine Office of Tourism Director Steve Lyons to discuss winter activities through out the state. To listen to the program visit here.

In September 2018, Jen spoke with Rob Caldwell and Amanda Hill on 207 about "The Maine Play Book" and fall activities to do with the family in Maine. To see the show, visit here.

The Boston Globe highlighted "The Maine Play Book" in an August 2018 article, titled, "How to Get Ready for the Next Fun-Filled Chapter in Maine."

In July 2018, Jen spoke with Ben Sprague of  The Maine Show Podcast about her life before living in Maine, her beginnings as a writer, and what led her to write "The Maine Play Book."

"The Maine Playbook" has received press mentions in The Forecaster, Maine Magazine (July 2018), The Portland Press Herald, Cape Air Bird's Eye View Magazine, and The Bangor Daily News.

Jen also spoke about family travel in Maine with Brook Minner on WERU in July.


In 2014, the Maine Office of Tourism featured Jennifer and her family in a TV, radio, and print ad campaign called, “The Maine Insiders.” The campaign included two short videos, which can be viewed below.

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Jennifer has also appeared on a variety of news, podcasts and radio programs, including 207, Good Day Maine, Maine Calling (MPBN), and 94.9 WHOM.