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About Jen Beck Seymour
She thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017, and most recently completed the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain.
She is the author of six books, all of which can be found on Amazon under "Jen Beck Seymour." When she's not hiking or writing, she enjoys playing the piano, reading, and making jewelry (check out her line of hiking jewelry!).
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So, you want to hike the entire 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which stretches across 14 states from Georgia to Maine?
Bestselling authors Greg Seymour and Jen Beck Seymour, who completed the trail on their first attempt, share their insights and personal stories in this easy-to-use guide.
Their 100 tips, tricks, traps, and facts tell you everything you need to know to plan a successful thru-hike. You will find the answers to questions such as:
- Why do most people quit and how can I avoid their mistakes?
- How do I do the doo in the middle of the woods?
- What animals should I worry about?
- What do zero, slack-packing and pink blazing mean?
- How do I plan and budget for a 5-7 month hiking trip?
- What permits will I need?
- How do I hike 2200 miles without destroying my feet?
- What gear do I need?
- Where should I NOT have sex when thru-hiking?
This book also includes a full list of thru-hiker slang words, as well as four different hikers’ gear lists for you to peruse.
THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL is the perfect primer for anyone who wants to take this epic journey... and succeed.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is your dream adventure – but so far, you’ve done nothing but dream. What’s stopping you from making it a reality?
Are you afraid of wild animals? Not sure you can handle going a week without a shower? Or do you simply doubt that you are capable of taking on this badass adventure?
Bestselling author Jen Beck Seymour thru-hiked the trail in 2017, and she understands the fears and doubts that may hinder some women from following their hearts. But Jen wants you to know that your dream is not out of reach. In this book, she gives you the answers you need to these (and more) questions:
- Is it safe for women do this alone?
- What can I do to protect myself from dangerous animals or people?
- How do I deal with my period (and other bodily functions) while camping?
- I don’t have a hiking partner – what if I get lonely or injured?
- How can I keep my family from worrying or talking me out of it?
Jen also interviews 12 inspirational women who recently hiked the trail – alone or with a partner (including a mom-and-son team and a family with a baby) – who share their stories with all the honest, down-and-dirty details about the challenges they faced before, during, and after their hikes.
If you’ve always wanted to go hiking – from day hikes to long-distance or thru-hiking – THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!
CHICAS ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL will not only help you squash those doubts and fears but will also give you practical advice on how to make your dream of adventure come true.
If you’ve imagined yourself walking the Camino de Santiago but weren’t sure how to begin, you’ll find invaluable advice in this book from successful Camino pilgrims who followed the French Way (Camino Francés) to Santiago, Spain.
Walking the 500-mile Camino Francés along northern Spain is not only a centuries-old traditional pilgrimage, but it is also an immersion into Spanish culture. Walkers of all ages experience exceptional cuisine, art, architecture, ancient history, and beautiful scenery – all while getting fit.
Best-selling authors and adventurers Greg and Jen Seymour walked the Camino Francés route in 2018 and share their tips and insights in this easy-to-read guide. You will learn answers to the following questions:
- How do I budget for a month-long hike?
- How much (or how little) should I pack?
- How do I manage accommodations?
- What can I expect to see and do along the Way?
- What is a day in the life of a pilgrim like?
You will also learn how to care for your feet, how to find clean water each day, and even how not to get caught with your pants down and lights out in a bathroom!
Included in this guide are six inspirational interviews of other pilgrims with unique perspectives – solo hikers, couples, and even a family of four – who have recently hiked the Camino Francés. They share their favorite moments and best tips about what worked for them and what did not. Some also share how they approached the Camino as a pilgrimage and what they gained from the experience.
Walking the Camino de Santiago Francés is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to be fully prepared for this adventure. ¡Buen Camino!
Find out what made them consider this in the first place, how they did it, and why they have no regrets!
Bonus chapters include Jen’s special recipe for making bite-sized éclairs and a packing list for YOUR move to Costa Rica!
Welcome to Grecia, Alajuela – a quaint coffee-farming town in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Jen Beck Seymour, bestselling author of Costa Rica Chica and a 3-year resident of Grecia, discusses what you need to know if you are visiting Grecia on vacation or thinking about moving here.
Whether you want to discover a nearby coffee tour, check out one of Costa Rica’s largest volcanos, shop at the local farmers’ market or just know where to go for a local cup of excellent Costa Rican coffee, this book will help you start your journey in Grecia.
This concise guide also covers:
• A history of Grecia
• Transportation guidance
• Grocery stores and restaurants
• Day trips, things to do
• General information and tips
• Banks, medical facilities, churches
• Information for relocating here
• And much more!
Jen even includes a bonus section on tips as to what to expect in restaurants in Grecia, or anywhere in Costa Rica, for that matter. If you are thinking about visiting or living in Grecia, you need this book!
With the COSTA RICA CHICA COOKBOOK, Jen serves up a delicious spread of hearty, scrumptious food that everyone will enjoy – from breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties such as Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Tomato Basil Soup with Rustic Bread, Italian Meatballs and Thin Crust Pizza, to sweet after-dinner (or anytime) treats like Coconut Almond Candy Bars and Chocolate Truffle Balls.
With colorful photos for each recipe and easy-to-follow instructions, you can’t go wrong.
Climb out of your cubicle. Stop running the rat race. Live more authentically.
We all dream it, but who actually does it? Best-selling author of Costa Rica Chica, Jen Beck Seymour, knows from experience that it IS possible to knock down the walls of the cube.
Now Jen is back to share some of the practices that allowed her to break the bonds of her corporate job and step out of her box to discover her freedom in Costa Rica.
Jen also offers a variety of perspectives with eight inspirational profiles of people – some single, some married, and some with kids – all living outside the box in different places around the world. The one thing these adventurers DO have in common is they all said NO to their corporate-America jobs.
•Living in different countries every year because your job is NOT location-dependent.
•House-sitting in a foreign country rent-free.
•Raising your children in different countries, home schooling them or sending them to local schools where they are immersed in a new language and culture.
•Touring the world with nothing but your bicycle, a tent and a backpack.
•Moving from state to state, hiking your way through the most beautiful parts of the USA.
•Living in and traveling around a tropical paradise for your blog, which just happens to be your “job.”
•Pursuing your passion, meeting people all over the world, publishing a book and touring the country to share your experiences.
All of the people Jen interviews are happier than they’ve ever been and are living out their dreams and passions. And the best part – they willingly share WITH YOU their secrets and tips on how they found the lives they were meant to live!
Admit it. You’ve been thinking about changing your life for years. You thought it was only a dream. Now read this book and discover yourself actually doing it.