During my trip south from New York to Atlanta in 2017, I couldn’t wait to spend some time in Asheville, North Carolina. Immediately I felt like I… Read more “A Quick Asheville Weekend Guide”
Full of tourist traps, Gatlinburg sounds like the kind of place you’d want to avoid if you’re around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But think twice: This… Read more “Quick Day Trip: Gatlinburg, Tennessee”
The population of Hiawassee, Georgia, is fewer than 1,000, and yet the town is an important stop along the Appalachian Trail. For thru-hikers heading north, it’s typically… Read more “Quick Road Trip: Hiawassee, Georgia”
I took a multi-week road trip from New York down to Atlanta in 2017, part of the research of my book Appalachian Trail Road Trip. After a… Read more “A Quick Atlanta Weekend Guide”
Early in the fading darkness of a November morning, I packed my car and drove off from Top of Georgia Hostel. I wasn’t very prepared at the… Read more “A Lonely Morning Hike To Brasstown Bald on Etonah”
Two weeks ago, during the first week of the baseball season, my friend Peter and I visited Citi Field to watch the New York Mets host the… Read more “Foxwoods Club at Citi Field is a casino food court inside a ballpark”
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference suggests blocking off three-and-a-half hours for this six-mile hike that begins at the parking area of Nyack Beach State Park; I knocked it out in two. Your time may vary.