We'll be taking a one- week road trip up the coast, starting at Boston/ Logan, and ending up somewhere in Maine. Then we will need to return to Boston Logan 8 days later. We love any quaint, New England towns, history, hiking, bike- riding, sight-seeing. We're into quality more than quantity, but love exploring. Not into chains or commercial build-up. We get a lot of that where we live in Cali. Should we go straight up & spend our first night in Portsmouth or go a little out of the way & include Gloucester or Rockport? Also, would love advise on how far up the coast of Maine to go & which towns/ experiences are recommended.