Jess Daddio is the travel editor for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, the definitive guide to outdoor adventure in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Prior to joining the outdoor program at her alma mater Emory & Henry College, Jess' time in the outdoors was usually seen through the two furry ears of her family's horses. She's since changed saddles and steeds and now spends most of her spare time training to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, a 2,700-mile two-wheeled journey she will set out on in August 2017. When Jess is not writing or biking, she maintains an irregular yoga practice.