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Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Jennifer Pharr Davis is a record breaker.

Not only has she hiked the Appalachian Trail multiple times, but she’s also the first woman to be the overall record holder – hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes!

She’s hiked thousands of miles all over the world including Mount Kilimanjaro, the Inca Trail in Peru and the Bibbulmun Track in Australia… just to name a few.

But her love of the Appalachian Trail is undeniable and expressed in her hiking memoir Becoming Odyssa.

Listen as Jennifer shares her personal journey hiking the Appalachian Trail in record time in this exclusive interview…

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Culture in Hartford, Connecticut

If America had a Library of Alexandria, it would surely be in Connecticut.

No other state in the Union has a more distinct culture of edification, a passion for higher learning and a yearning for knowledge. Nowhere is this more obvious than in and around the capital, Hartford, where 29 colleges and universities are scattered around a small area called the Knowledge Corridor.

And that’s not all. Hartford is also rich with historical and cultural points of interest, and awash with museums, galleries and significant architecture.

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How to Hike the Appalachians Without Falling Over

The great mountain range of eastern North America, the Appalachian Mountains are also one of the oldest – and best – long distance hikes in the world.

It’s also the longest. The Appalachian Trail draws thousands each year, though only a few hundred successfully complete this 2,157 mile (3,473 km) hike. It begins in Springer Mountain, Georgia and crosses 14 states – not to mention eight national forests and two national parks – before ending up in Mount Katahdin, Maine. Continue

Maritime Attractions; Mystic, Connecticut

Some places are just plain fun to visit. Not because of the action, adventure or adrenaline, but for the light-hearted novelties of historical interest. Places where the past comes back to life, not only to be viewed, but to be experienced.

Put on your sailors cap, hop on board an old schooner or steamship and set sail around Mystic Harbor…Continue