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Welcome to the Active Travel Adventures podcast where you'll find inspiration to lead a bigger life through adventure travel.

On each show we explore exciting multi-day active vacations from around the world where you have to MOVE!  You'll have to hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride (sometimes in combination) to propel yourself to the next destination.

If you're tired of typical vacations and are looking for a more authentic experience by exploring the landscapes and meeting the locals on your vacation, then this is your podcast!

All adventures will be doable for someone reasonably fit (I'm a 58 year old woman and I have to be able to do them).

Be sure to visit to see photos and get more details, plus you can download the FREE Travel Planners for each destination!  These handy summaries summarize the tips and provide all sorts of helpful links to help you plan your trip.  You get them automatically if you subscribe to the newsletter.

Apr 15, 2021

Sophie Diaries:  USA Camper Van Road Trip NC>VA

Kit heads out on the road again in "Sophie", her 2011 converted Sprinter van.

In today's episode, we explore the Appalachian mountain areas of NC, VA and TN.

Learn what it's like to take a camping road trip, what Kit has learned, often by trial and error, on how to make the best of the situation in traveling in a van without a set agenda.

Links mentioned:

Adventure Travel Show Podcast:

 Boondocking (= Camp for FREE!)

Active Travel Adventures Podcast:

Baja Mexico and the Day of the Dead

National Forests

Flagstaff AZ

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