Travel: Travel With a Passion: Kennebunkport, ME

* What to do
Elevate your culinary skills at the White Barn Inn’s cooking class getaway from November 4th through 6th. Chef Jonathan Cartwright hosts champagne receptions and wine cellar tours, and offers hands-on cooking instruction (local lobster and roasted pine nut gazpacho, perhaps?) over the weekend in a luxe Relais & Château setting (37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunkport, 207-967-2321,; cooking weekend package from $499 per person).

* Where to stay
At the White Barn Inn, since your class includes breakfast and tea each day, and the place has 29 pretty rooms and cottages.

* What else to do
Through the hotel, charter a boat for fishing or cruising; whale-watch; antique in Kennebunkport; watch for former presidents strolling the streets. Have dinner at Stripers Waterside Restaurant for a more casual night out (dinner for two, about $110 with wine).