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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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Scenic Drive the Northeast Kingdom; Vermont

‘Let’s move here,’ had been uttered more than once in Vermont, the Green Mountain State.

Even if you’re not yet ready to pack up and move, a drive through Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom will certainly leave you temped.

In a rare stretch of US soil that has yet to see hefty development take over, Vermont promises the classic great outdoors complete with Lake Willoughby and Burke Mountain.

While popular for hiking, taking to the road by car can give you some of the best highlights of Vermont, a captivating part of the world. Continue

Ski Vermont; New England

There is just something about Vermont’s rugged Green Mountains with its dense forests and easy-going atmosphere that makes skiing there a wonderful experience.

You won’t find any colossal peaks in Vermont; however, what you will discover is an eclectic mix of delightful resorts on mountains as diverse and exciting as any in the country. Continue

Show Your Green Thumb; Shelburne Farms, Vermont

It’s a model for the whole world to be proud of. Sustainable, organic farming at its best, with a philosophy rooted in a healthy and nutrient rich soil. The result? Wholesome and nourishing foods with an intense, delicious flavor that genetically modified, over harvested and chemical crazy farms just can’t beat.

The best part of Shelburne Farms? Their dedication to environmental stewardship, sharing the secrets of their craft and educating the younger generations on holistic farming techniques.Continue

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