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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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The Nubble Lighthouse; York, Maine

The beaches in New England are like no other. It has nothing to do with the way they look. It has everything to do with the way they smell and the way they feel. You will always know you are near the beach long before you can see it.

It’s a combination of the vast expanses of sand, languishing seaweed, and the weight of the salty air that alerts you to your approach. You can breathe it in as it envelopes your senses and beckons you onward. The unmistakable scent hovers all around you and embraces you within its grip. Once you have experienced this, it will stay with you forever. Whenever you return, just close your eyes and the same sensations will come streaming back, each time more intense and powerful. Continue

Exploring Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine

With over 140 miles (225km) of hiking trails, 45 miles (72.5km) of carriage roads, 49,000 acres of protected land, Acadia National Park is an island paradise – East coast style.

From granite filled mountains, dense lush forests, the cold Atlantic Ocean, Acadia has activities for all ages and interests.  Before heading out, be sure to stop by one of the Visitor Centers or Information Centers.  There will be plenty of signs for them as you drive towards the park entrance.  They offer maps, ranger programs, and helpful information to plan your trip.

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Maine Lobster Festival; Rockland, Maine

We all know Maine is famous for their lobster.

But did you know they’re famous for 40% of the countries entire lobster consumption?

Now that’s a whole lotta lobster!

There’s no better way to celebrate these deep sea creatures than to eat them at the Maine Lobster Festival.Continue

Take a Breath of Fresh Air; Rockport, Maine

Rockport is the pulsing heart of the coastal heritage of Maine.

The quaint coastal town is back dropped by lush mountains that meet the rugged sea.

Outdoor nature centers, art galleries, world-renewed golf courses and day cruises through Penobscot Bay make Rockport the ultimate vacation destination to relax and unwind.Continue