Mary Anne Potts has been editing, writing, and producing stories about outdoor adventure and exploration for more than a dozen years. As the editorial director of National Geographic Adventure, she stays closely connected to top adventurers, explorers, filmmakers, photographers, and writers to create award-winning storytelling about adventure and exploration — including scouting for the next Adventurers of the Year. Potts is also a member on the National Geographic Young Explorers Grant Committee and proud to be a part of a company that supports exploration and enjoys finding people who can inspire others about the outdoors. The Minnesota native lives in Brooklyn, New York, and enjoys skiing, running, hiking, yoga, snowshoeing, photography, and solar cooking. Her adventures have taken her from trekking in Zimbabwe to climbing Mount Rainier to diving at the Great Barrier Reef to camping in Central Park.

Adventure 101: Dogsledding

Marco Polo observed early versions of dogsledding during his travels through Asia in the 13th century. Today, the activity endures as an ideal way to experience untouched winter landscapes. Start planning your first dogsledding–or skijoring–adventure with these quick tips from National Geographic Young Explorer Sarah McNair-Landry.

Adventure 101: Hiking an American Treasure

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Quick tips about how to get started on the Appalachian Trail from Jennifer Pharr Davis, who holds the speed record (46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes) for through-hiking the American treasure.