Vermont travel writer Jen Rose Smith loves human-powered adventure, exploration, and (almost) anything edible. With a longtime base in the Green Mountains, she's currently nomadic, and her 2018-19 itinerary includes the Bolivian highlands, Peru's Cordillera Blanca, Catalonia, and Cyprus. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic Adventure, CNN Travel, AFAR, Rolling Stone,USA Today, and Outside Online.

In addition to her work as a freelancer, Jen is the author of five travel guidebooks to Vermont and New England, including Moon New England Road Trips, which was selected for the 2018 New England Society Book Awards. Jen's work was chosen for the 2012 edition of Best Women's Travel Writing, and translated into Swedish for Gränslös, an anthology of women's adventure tales. 

CNN Travel: Everglades National Park adapts to changing climate

When Hurricane Irma heaved across the Caribbean in September of 2017, the Everglades swallowed rain and storm surge, sheltering inland communities. Seven months later, Everglades National Park is still in recovery, and far from being the ageless landscape it first appears, the Everglades is in flux. Many scientists say tropical storms are worsening, bringing an uncertain future for Florida's coastal ecosystems and cities as sea levels continue to rise. But with an economy that depends on tourism for survival, locals from park rangers to fishing guides are eager to get out the message that much of this destination is vibrant as ever.

CNN Travel: Hiking the Sinai Trail with Egypt's Bedouin

"We want to teach our sons to work with camels, and to learn about the desert," said Tarabin guide Musallem Abu Faraj, who helped found the Sinai Trail in 2015. These are our traditions, passed down through generations." With no camels, and no work, however, some of Sinai's Bedouin are faced with difficult choices: Move to a town for wage labor, or try to survive in the desert in hope of better times to come.
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