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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…


Hike Chattahoochee National Forest; Georgia

It’s what the park is famous for. Sure there are raging rivers full of trout, cascading waterfalls, placid lakes, towering mountains with pine trees and a scenic byway that meanders through it all. However it’s the endless trekking trails that lure the hardiest of hikers, especially those who wish to walk the epic Appalachian Trail.

Grab your backpack, walking stick and a good pair of shoes. To cover this much ground you will need to be well prepared.Continue

Lazy Beach Days; Jekyll Island, Georgia

More than just turtle eggs have hatched on this historic island. More than 100 years ago the biggest banking magnates in America (comprising 25% of the world’s wealth) came to the unspoiled soft sand beaches of Jekyll Island where they gave birth to The Federal Reserve.

Say what you will about that fateful meeting which changed the American financial system forever. Then and now, the island’s unspoiled beauty, exclusivity and accessibility have made it the perfect place for an undisturbed vacation.Continue

Low Country Drive; South Carolina & Georgia

It’s one of those classic American road trips. A drive with a distinct regional flavor, unusual smells, beatific sights, and more historical attractions than you could shake a finger at. It’s not long – just over 200 miles (322km), but what it lacks in length, it makes up in breadth.

Isolated islands, antebellum towns, old plantations, ancient forests, swampy marshlands, flourishing estuaries, and lazy rivers are just the start. It’s a delight for the senses but only if taken slow. To grasp the Southern ethos one can never rush.Continue

Weekend Getaway; Atlanta, Georgia

There is a reason the Olympic Committee chose Atlanta to host the Summer Games in 1996. Nicknamed the “City in the forest”, it has plenty of natural beauty in its vast open spaces. It is also a city of culture with outstanding theater, art and music offerings, as well as a plethora of museums, modern architecture and superb gastronomy.

It’s also a diverse place rich with an atmospheric mood and worldly pleasures, making it the perfect place to host the greatest sporting event known to man and for you on a weekend getaway. Continue