Amy Balfour

Amy writes about travel, adventure, and the outdoors from her home in Lexington, Virginia, not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway. She has written or co-written more than 50 guidebooks for Lonely Planet. Her articles and essays have appeared in Backpacker, Sierra, Southern Living, Women’s Health, the Washington Post and online at bbc.com, horizonguides.com, theknot.com, and lonelyplanet.com.
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Top Wildflower Hikes in the Great Smokies

Great Smoky Mountains National Park glows every shade of green in spring and early summer, its lush forest landscape featuring…

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Stargazing in West Texas, Where the Stars at Night Are Indeed Big and Bright

The Milky Way glows in its full celestial glory in West Texas, home to some of the darkest skies in…

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