National Parks

AT Thru-Hike: How Long Does It Take to Hike The Appalachian Trail?

Are you planning to tackle a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail? Hi! I’m Cindy of Cinders Travels, and the Locals Know Best podcast. In 2022, my husband Barrett and I completed our very own Appalachian Trail thru-hikes. A thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail offers unique experiences, spectacular views, and ample opportunities for personal growth. Whether […]

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70+ Awesome Things to Do in the Black Hills for Outdoor Adventurers

Are you a big Deadwood fan? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to see Mount Rushmore! If so, it sounds like a South Dakota summer road trip’s in store! If you’re researching things to do in the Black Hills, you’ve come to the right place! It’s an expansive area with fascinating options for everyone. This ultimate

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AT Thru-Hiker Cindy Scott's Appalachian Trail Gear List

A Complete Appalachian Trail Gear List: Realistic Packing for an AT Thru-Hike in 2024

Two successful AT thru-hikers, a female and male couple, share their Appalachian Trail gear list recommendations and advice for beginners.

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Locals Know Best Podcast Ep. 029: Kenai, Alaska

Introduction to Episode 029: Kenai, Alaska, You’ve Entered the Real Alaska Welcome to the twenty-ninth episode of Locals Know Best! I’m your host, Cindy. I’m a full-time RVer and lover of all things travel-related. Years of adventuring on the road have taught me one fundamental lesson; locals ALWAYS know best! Every episode of this podcast will

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Locals Know Best Podcast Ep. 026: North Umpqua, Oregon

Introduction to Episode 026: North Umpqua, Oregon, The Gateway to Crater Lake Welcome to the twenty-sixth episode of Locals Know Best! I’m your host, Cindy. I’m a full-time RVer and lover of all things travel-related. Years of adventuring on the road have taught me one fundamental lesson; locals ALWAYS know best! Every episode of this podcast

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Locals Know Best Podcast Ep. 019: Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

Introduction to Episode 019: Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, Off Most People’s Radar Welcome to the nineteenth episode of Locals Know Best! I’m your host, Cindy. I’m a full-time RVer and lover of all things travel-related. Years of adventuring on the road have taught me one fundamental lesson; locals ALWAYS know best! Every episode of this

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Bottom of the Grand Canyon

Conquering the Grand Canyon Hike to Bottom: Insights from a Local

Looking for an insider’s guide on how to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon? Perfect, we’ve got you covered! Hi there! I’m the Locals Know Best podcast host, Cindy.  I am a massive fan of outdoor adventure. I have spent years exploring, including time as a full-time RVer and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. Years

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