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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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Beachfront Promenade; Cape May, New Jersey

The Jersey Shore is more than overly tanned reality stars getting black-out drunk on a nightly basis.

Cape May is a great place to enjoy family friendly beaches, a lengthy beachfront promenade, wildlife viewing, and shopping.  Drop your stereotypes of Jersey and see for yourself.

First Stop in Cape May

Your first stop in Cape May should be the Welcome Center located at 609 Lafayette Street, across from the Acme Shopping Center.

Local volunteers can help you plan your visit with recommendations on dining, activities, and shopping.  Be sure to pick up some discount coupons and ask for their personal advice, not just what a magazine or pamphlet says.

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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