The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine. Known as the “A.T.,” it has been estimated that 2-3 million people visit the Trail every year and about 1,800–2,000 people attempt to “thru-hike” the Trail. People from across the globe are drawn to the A.T. for a variety of reasons: to reconnect with nature, to escape the stress of city life, to meet new people or deepen old friendships, or to experience a simpler life. The A.T. was completed in 1937 and is a unit of the National Park System. The A.T. is managed under a unique partnership between the public and private sectors that includes, among others, the National Park Service (NPS), the USDA Forest Service (USFS), an array of state ag…
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La’akea is a 23+ acre property at 1300 foot elevation, on the lush east side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
A small, family style, egalitarian, intentional permaculture community. Staying with them is a vibrant immersion and many visitors find it transformative and life changing.
A committed group of people working together closely as a means to health, relationship vitality, economic stability, and personal and spiritual growth. They integrate the social aspects of sustainability into daily life: how to live together with honesty, love and peace, and shared power and leadership.
A 700 hectare sanctuary for European Wildlife.
The Monts d'Azur Biological Reserve is a mosaic of open spaces (rocky cliffs, scree slopes and meadows) and outstanding woodland (pubescent oaks, beech, rowan).
Once a hunting reserve, it now is home to a wide variety of fauna including: chamois, red deer, roe deer, golden eagles, black woodpeckers and black grouse.
More than 500 species can be found, of which 20 are protected under international agreements.
The Reserve is in the commune of Thorenc, a 40 minute drive from Grasse and just over an hour from Draguignan and Nice.
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