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Walking to Gatlinburg

Walking to Gatlinburg Book
Author : Howard Frank Mosher
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2010-03-02
ISBN : 0307450945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A Civil War odyssey in the tradition of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain and Robert Olmstead’s Coal Black Horse, Mosher’s latest, about a Vermont teenager’s harrowing journey south to find his missing-in-action brother, is old-fashioned in the best sense of the word....The story of Morgan’s rite-of-passage through an American arcadia despoiled by war and slavery is an engrossing tale with mass appeal." –Publisher's Weekly Morgan Kinneson is both hunter and hunted. The sharp-shooting 17-year-old from Kingdom County, Vermont, is determined to track down his brother Pilgrim, a doctor who has gone missing from the Union Army. But first Morgan must elude a group of murderous escaped convicts in pursuit of a mysterious stone that has fallen into his possession. It’s 1864, and the country is in the grip of the bloodiest war in American history. Meanwhile, the Kinneson family has been quietly conducting passengers on the Underground Railroad from Vermont to the Canadian border. One snowy afternoon Morgan leaves an elderly fugitive named Jesse Moses in a mountainside cabin for a few hours so that he can track a moose to feed his family. In his absence, Jesse is murdered, and thus begins Morgan’s unforgettable trek south through an apocalyptic landscape of war and mayhem. Along the way, Morgan encounters a fantastical array of characters, including a weeping elephant, a pacifist gunsmith, a woman who lives in a tree, a blind cobbler, and a beautiful and intriguing slave girl named Slidell who is the key to unlocking the mystery of the secret stone. At the same time, he wrestles with the choices that will ultimately define him – how to reconcile the laws of nature with religious faith, how to temper justice with mercy. Magical and wonderfully strange, Walking to Gatlinburg is both a thriller of the highest order and a heartbreaking odyssey into the heart of American darkness.

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Book
Author : Amy Bender
Publisher : Channel Lake, Inc.
Release : 2007-10-23
ISBN : 0979204321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Not just the “gateway to the Smokies” anymore, Gatlinburg is a favorite vacation destination in one of America's most beautiful regions. In this comprehensive guide, learn about popular family activities, unique arts and crafts, theme parks, and other area amusements. The Great Smoky Mountains is just the beginning. This book offers completely independent information about the area's many unique places to explore.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park Book
Author : Kevin Adams
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2003-03-15
ISBN : 9780762753697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This guide features 82 hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited national park.

Fodor s The Carolinas Georgia

Fodor s The Carolinas   Georgia Book
Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher : Fodor's Travel
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 1640971793
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience the Carolinas and Georgia? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s The Carolinas & Georgia travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of the Carolinas and Georgia, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to drive through scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, sample delicious Southern delicacies, or visit breweries and distilleries, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s The Carolinas & Georgia includes: ● AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. ● SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on The Great Smoky Mountains and Civil War History. ● INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. ● MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. ● MORE THAN 25 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. ● EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste. ● TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. ● LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours. ● HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. ● SPECIAL FEATURES on off-the-beaten-trail serene nature spots, from trails through the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the Twin Falls waterfall outside of Greenville, South Carolina, plus a look at Gullah culture in the Lowcountry. ● COVERS: Savannah, Atlanta, Tybee, and St. Simons in Georgia; Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, and Hilton Head in South Carolina; Asheville, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, the Outer Banks Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Charlotte in North Carolina; and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting Savannah or Charleston? Check out Fodor’s In Focus Savannah and Fodor's In Focus Charleston.

Family Hiking in the Smokies

Family Hiking in the Smokies Book
Author : Hal Hubbs,Charles Maynard,David Morris
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1572336730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Family Hiking in the Smokies is specifically geared toward taking children on excursions into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park--the most visited national park in the United States. The park offers much to its nearly ten million annual visitors. For families who seek fun along with educational recreation, the park boasts splendid views and enormous biological diversity. While the guide book concentrates on shorter day hikes, the book also presents longer trails for overnight or weekend camping. Organized by regions of the park, the forty-two concise trail descriptions include many of the most popular destinations, such as Ramsey Cascades, Grotto Falls, and Clingmans Dome Tower, as well as overlooked gems such as Midnight Hole, Lynn Camp Prong, and Juney Whank Falls. This fourth edition includes new trails not found in the book's previous editions, and all are presented in a user-friendly format. This delightful volume also includes specific advice regarding safety, trail difficulty, and keeping children's attention. In addition, Family Hiking in the Smokies provides interesting educational sidebars about fauna, folklore, and material culture along the way. This book, based on the experiences of three expert hikers who have walked with their own children and grandchildren in the park, will provide parents and grandparents with a perfect guide for establishing an adult/child bond with the natural world. Hal Hubbs, Charles Maynard, and David Morris have hiked together and with their families for many years. The three friends formed Panther Press, which originally published Waterfalls and Cascades of the Great Smoky Mountains, along with many other titles on natural history, particularly in the Smokies. Hal, Charles, and David have worked as volunteers in the Smokies and have hiked in many national parks throughout the country. But as long time East Tennessee residents, they especially want families to enjoy the trails of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Howard Frank Mosher and the Classics

Howard Frank Mosher and the Classics Book
Author : James Robert Saunders
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-03-21
ISBN : 078647856X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Howard Frank Mosher has spent the greater part of his career depicting a relatively isolated section of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom. Yet, even as he writes about that particular area in the Green Mountain State, he is investigating age-old themes from among the best English and American literary works. His first novel, Disappearances (1977), signaled the arrival of a master craftsman harkening us back to Melville's Billy Budd and Moby-Dick, in terms of humankind's struggle against an ever present evil. A full 33 years after the publication of his first novel, the Vermont author, in Walking to Gatlinburg (2010), examined the polarity between cowardice and honor. In the intervening years, between Disappearances and Gatlinburg, Mosher explored crucial matters such as the disappearing wilderness, industrialization, black male/white female encounters, the necessity of humor, the quest for salvation, and the immortality of romantic love, all issues that he delved into as he staked out a unique terrain within the pantheon of Bunyan, Shakespeare, Dreiser, Twain, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Harper Lee, and others.

A Walk for Sunshine

A Walk for Sunshine Book
Author : Jeff Alt
Publisher : Dreams Shared Publications
Release : 2007-09-08
ISBN : 9780967948225
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An entertaining walk along the Appalachian Trail, with bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bedmates, and hilarious food cravings. Alt dedicated his walk to his brother who has cerebral palsy. Alt's walk inspired an annual event that has raised over $100,000 for the Sunshine Home where his brother lives. As you walk along, you experience the success of turning dreams into goals and achieving them. Inspiring and humorous, Jeff's story sheds light on a simpler life. A Walk For Sunshine is an award-winning book and was featured on ESPN and Hallmark Channel. New to this edition: Epilogue focusing on Alt's life lessons from the trail with a focus on family, stewardship of the earth, and good health.

Moon Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains

Moon Blue Ridge   Smoky Mountains Book
Author : Jason Frye
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-10-25
ISBN : 163121392X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure! The soulful twang of bluegrass, miles of untouched wilderness, and warm and welcoming locals: journey through the storied heart of Appalachia with Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains. What you'll find in Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains: Full coverage of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains regions of North Carolina and Tennessee, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, from a weekend getaway to a week-long road trip Curated trip advice for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, culture mavens, wildlife enthusiasts, and more Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike past waterfalls to rocky bluffs overlooking the misty mountain range, or go for a refreshing dip in the river. Zip-line through wild forests, spot eagles, elk, and bear cubs, or try your hand at fly-fishing. Ride the coasters at Dollywood, gain insight into Native American history in Cherokee, and explore Asheville's wealth of live music and culinary creativity. Find the best spots for classic southern barbecue, sip a little moonshine, and listen to a bluegrass band as the sun sets and the fireflies come out for a sparkling evening show Suggestions for a Blue Ridge Parkway road trip, including the best scenic stops organized by milepost Honest advice from Appalachia native and North Carolina local Jason Frye on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from charming B&Bs to secluded cabins and campgrounds Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps listing duration, elevation change, and effort Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history With Moon's local insight, myriad activities, and expert advice on experiencing the best of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, you can plan your trip your way. Full list of coverage: North Carolina High Country, Asheville, Southern Blue Ridge and Foothills, Cherokee and Maggie Valley, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville and the Tennessee Foothills Focusing your time in the park? Try Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more southern city charm, try Moon Charleston & Savannah. For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park Book
Author : Jason Frye
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2017-05-16
ISBN : 1612387179
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure From majestic mountaintops to lush forests and untouched wilderness, take in the best of the Smokies with Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park features: Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: Best of the Smokies, Family Fun, Escape the Crowds, and Best Hikes Strategies for getting around the Great Smoky Mountains, avoiding crowds, and exploring the less-visited areas of the park In-depth coverage of gateway cities and towns in both Tennessee and North Carolina, including Gatlinburg, Asheville, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville, as well as worthwhile stops like Cherokee, Bryson City, and Maggie Valley Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, zip-lining, rafting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Cruise along Newfound Gap Road for epic views and scenic overlooks, try your hand at fly-fishing, and enjoy the refreshing solitude of a night camping under the stars. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, catch a glimpse of the buzzing fireflies, and sample a little local moonshine. Visit remnants of the region's historic settlements, spot local wildlife, or explore the bustling nearby cities Valuable insight from nature lover and Smoky Mountains aficionado Jason Frye Honest advice on where to stay inside and outside the park, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history Staying in Tennessee? Try Moon Tennessee, Moon Nashville, or Moon Memphis. Making a road trip out of it? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip. For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

An Epilogue for Eleanor

An Epilogue for Eleanor Book
Author : Prudence Thayer
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1434928721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A faceless man often appears in Eleanor¿s dreams. He passionately engages her, carrying her into worlds unknown, speaking softly and making her feel beautiful inside and out. In her dreams, she is loved. But in everyday life, Eleanor has been wounded by date-rape and the pitfalls of teenage love. In everyday life, the free-spirited Eleanor is also trapped by the perfect ideals of the church¿ trapped by what is ¿right and proper¿ and who is ¿higher.¿ While trying to find solace and peace through doing all the right things, Eleanor lost herself. She married Mr. Wrong twice. She gave her life to the church only to be cast away and labeled unworthy. Throughout it all, the faceless man gives comfort and solace. But Eleanor longs for more than a faceless dream. She longs for more than a church that tosses away people like trash. She longs for more than rolling over in the morning to find the dream gone and the pain of everyday laughing at the end of the bed. And deep down inside, Eleanor wonders what happened to the carefree Eleanor of days gone by. Join Eleanor as she searches for something more than the dream, something more than the emptiness¿ as she searches for happiness.

A Child s Heart

A Child s Heart Book
Author : Viola Shafer
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2019-05-13
ISBN : 1644926822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Child's Heart was written for parents and children alike. Children may be familiar with some of the poetic adventures while parents may reminisce about their own childhood. A Child's Heart is for the young at heart, for those who never lost sight of the wonders of childhood, the excitement of a summer's vacation, or a school day closed because of snow. Let yourself become lost in the memories of childhood""making snow angels, snowmen, and snow forts, dressing up for Halloween, decorating a Christmas tree, watching the seasons change, watching birds and small animals from your window or porch, or just relaxing in the summer's rays. The poems describe many experiences that a child will have while growing up""birthdays, holidays, school days, and even more thrilling surprises. The poems unleash the wonder, excitement, and awe of the young reader. Children reading the poem "God's Creatures Big and Small" will learn some fascinating animal facts along the way. Take an adventure with Willie the Bookworm as he competes in a footrace with many colorful characters as they learn valuable life lessons. The author gives the child an opportunity to express themselves by answering questions after each poem. Life is full of amazing experiences that enlighten the child's curiosity. A Child's Heart is a book to help arouse the child's imagination. The text is easy to read with straightforward rhymes. The poems can be read again and again at bedtime and anytime. It will be a cherished book that parents and children alike will take pride in owning.

Hiking Tennessee

Hiking Tennessee Book
Author : Kelley Roark,Stuart Carroll
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-11-15
ISBN : 1493023934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This guidebook features 62 of the best hiking areas from natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the historical Civil War battlefields of Shiloh and Lookout Mountain. Included are full-color photos and maps throughout.

Mysteries in Our National Parks Night of the Black Bear

Mysteries in Our National Parks  Night of the Black Bear Book
Author : Gloria Skurzynski,Alane Ferguson
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2011-05-25
ISBN : 1426309767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, Night of the Black Bear. Something very strange is going on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help? Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie—a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution. This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Hiking Waterfalls Tennessee

Hiking Waterfalls Tennessee Book
Author : Johnny Molloy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2019-04-01
ISBN : 1493040650
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the state’s most scenic waterfall hikes. Hike descriptions include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular waterfalls.

Lonely Planet Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Lonely Planet Great Smoky Mountains National Park Book
Author : Lonely Planet
Publisher : Lonely Planet
Release : 2019-03-01
ISBN : 1788685326
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lonely Planet’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike on the mother of all footpaths, the Appalachian Trail, cycle through the beautiful, historic valley of Cades Cove, and learn how early settlers made ends meet at the Mountain Farm Museum – all with your trusted travel companion.

Insiders Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Insiders  Guide   to the Great Smoky Mountains Book
Author : Katy Koontz
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2009-09-18
ISBN : 0762756381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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DIVFor more than twenty years, the Insiders’ Guide® series has been the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information—from true insiders whose personal, practical perspective gives you everything you need to know. The Great Smoky Mountains and their environs have been one of America’s most popular vacation destinations for more than half a century—and for good reason. From the awe-inspiring natural beauty and peaceful tranquility of the region’s wilderness areas to the world-famous craftspeople and attractions that make East Tennessee a first-rate family destination, this authoritative guide shows you how to take full advantage of the many wonders of “the Smokies.” Inside you'll find: • Countless details on how to live and thrive in the area, from the best places to shop and dine to neighborhoods and real estate • The inside scoop on the real Smokies, including mountain crafts, music theater, and Dollywood • Comprehensive listings of annual events, accommodations, and recreation opportunities • Sections dedicated to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the arts, children, and much more/div

A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In The Woods Book
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-03-02
ISBN : 1409095517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods.' New York Times In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors. A Walk in the Woods is now a major feature film starring Robert Redford, Emma Thompson and Nick Offerman.

Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip Book
Author : Jason Frye
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2015-07-21
ISBN : 1631210327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! The Blue Ridge Parkway connects the green valleys of Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains. Drive America's most scenic highway with Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 29 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Listen to live bluegrass with a glass of local moonshine, drive past fields brimming with fireflies, and wander through American history Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "Music of the Blue Ridge," as well as suggestions for spending time in in Washington DC, Front Royal, Waynesboro, Roanoke, Galax, Asheville, Cherokee, and Knoxville Local Expert: North Carolinian and mountaineer Jason Frye shares his love of the Great Smoky Mountains (and where to find the best barbecue!) Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains or Moon North Carolina.

Moon Tennessee

Moon Tennessee Book
Author : Margaret Littman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-06-21
ISBN : 163121263X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The cradle of country, the birthplace of blues, and the home of the Smokies: get to know the Volunteer State with Moon Tennessee. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, from a long weekend in Nashville to a Great Smokies road trip, curated for history buffs, families, outdoor adventurers, music lovers, and more, including day trips from Memphis and Nashville Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Try fiery hot chicken and authentic Southern barbecue, or sip on samples at the Jack Daniels Distillery. See the stars on the Grand Ole Opry stage, or follow in the footsteps of the King at Graceland. Two-step with the locals at a beloved honkytonk, listen to the strums of bluegrass, or see where legends like Johnny Cash recorded their hits. Go whitewater rafting in Cherokee National Forest, hike to rushing waterfalls in the Smokies, or spot wild bison in the Land Between the Lakes Honest recommendations from local Nashvillian¬¬¬ Margaret Littman on when to go, where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay, from historic inns to budget campgrounds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Accurate, up-to-date information on the landscape, wildlife, and history of Tennessee Advice for LGBTQ+ travelers, international visitors, seniors, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Tennessee's myriad activities, practical advice, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way. Hitting the road? Check out Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip.

Walking Toward Peace

Walking Toward Peace Book
Author : Cindy Ross
Publisher : Mountaineers Books
Release : 2021-04-01
ISBN : 1680513044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Walking Toward Peace shares the intimate stories of veterans who, post-deployment, have wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through a process called "ecotherapy," spending time in nature to promote healing and mental health, they have found new tools to deal with issues that have resulted from combat experiences: survivor’s guilt, nightmares, lack of trust, depression, hypervigilance, thoughts of suicide, and lack of purpose. Some veterans profiled here have gone to extremes, spending months on long-distance expeditions, like hiking the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail or canoeing the 2,320-mile Mississippi River. For many others, however, brief excursions in the outdoors offer an opportunity for healing. Author Cindy Ross examines current research and perspectives of professional therapists and provides information on organizations devoted to healing veterans in the outdoors. Each featured veteran is depicted in an illustrated portrait. Veterans share their stories, frequently as they sit by a campfire, describing wartime traumas and their present lives. Through their collective voices what becomes clear is that anyone suffering from any form of PTSD may discover the powerful comfort and healing that can be found in the outdoors.