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Appalachian Trail Georgia Start: Thru-Hike Blog Week 1 NOBO (Days 0-7)

Are you considering a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail? Perhaps you’re looking to get an idea of what lies ahead? Then you’ve come to the right place! Hi! I’m Cindy. In 2022, my husband Barrett and I attempted and completed our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. While on trail, I journaled every day. My goal has always […]

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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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Things to Do in the Black Hills: 70+ Awesome Ideas for Outdoor Adventurers in 2023 (Plus Where to Eat, Where to Stay, and Which Museums to Visit)

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. 033: Leavenworth, Washington, Christmas Town Year-Round

Introduction to the Episode Welcome to the thirty-third 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 dive into one local’s perfect day of

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Locals Know Best Podcast Ep. 032: Portland, Maine, The Way Life Should Be

Introduction to the Episode Welcome to the thirty-second 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 dive into one local’s perfect day of

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Locals Know Best Podcast Ep. 030: Alexandria, Virginia, a Nice Mixture of Old and New

Introduction to the Episode Welcome to the thirtieth 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 dive into one local’s perfect day of

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Locals Know Best Podcast Ep. 029: Kenai, Alaska, You’ve Entered the Real Alaska

Introduction to the Episode 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 dive into one local’s perfect day of

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