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Destine Hoover

Destine Hoover

MUSC Pharmacy School brought Destine to the Holy City a few years back. Now that she's about to graduate, her friends will bring her back to visit. She has raised her own goats, built her own house, and is a gifted finder of sharks' teeth. She's a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean, country music, and board games. And she has logged enough road-trip miles to be more than qualified to write for a travel blog. 

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Downhill in Damascus: Biking the Virginia Creeper Trail

 

Have you ever wished you could just bike downhill?

 

Overhearing my friends discuss plans to bike the “Virginia Creeper Trail” while coaxing me to join them on this famous 17-mile ride made me question my sense of adventure. I’ll try anything that does not include running for long stretches: skydiving, petting baby gators, bobbing for apples, inverted roller coasters, climbing Machu Picchu, batting a piñata, sport fencing, even walking a half marathon…but this sounded intimidating. I hadn’t biked in months and probably never topped ten miles in one stretch. I had been informed most of the bike trip was a gradual downhill ride. Still, you hear 17 miles, and you wonder.

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