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Jeff Alt’s adventures, expert hiking advice and books have been featured in print, blogs, radio, and TV nationwide including Backpacker Magazine, ESPN, CNN-Radio, Discovery, USA Today, Hallmark Channel, Fitness RX For Men, LA Times, Scholastic Parent & Child, Women’s Health, Shape, US News & World Report, the AP, TEDx Talk and many more!  Here are some of his latest highlights.

Jeff Alt talks about his Appalachian Trail book, A Walk for Sunshine.

Jeff Alt and family share his new book and some hiking tips

The Alt family share family hiking tips on KDKA Pittsburgh

Watch Jeff Alt's TEDx Talk Life Lessons from the Trail

"Jeff Alt, hiking expert, has written what may be the most comprehensive, readable and inspiring book ever focused on getting kids hiking. This will be...invaluable for families — and for outdoor programs and environmental educators as well."   

Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” and “The Nature Principle.”

October, 2017, Jeff Alt discusses his new 20th anniversary edition of A Walk for Sunshine on Fox19 Cincinnati

September, 2017, Jeff Alt contributes to Fitbit article: 7 Tips for Safe, Pain Free Hikes

August, 2017, Maumee Mirror feature interview with Jeff Alt about the 20th anniversary of the Sunshine Walk, Run & Roll and his new book.

June, 2017 The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park is a third place winner in the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) Excellence in Craft contest; in the Youth Audience Category.

May, 2017 Jeff Alt filmed a TEDx Talk about his Lessons from the Trail.

November, 2016 The Adventures of Bubba Jones books placed as award-winning finalists in the “Best Books” awards by USA Book News in the Children’s education and fiction categories.

July, 2016 Jeff Alt’s new book featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch “Hiker Writes Children’s book on Shenandoah National Park.”

July, 2016, Jeff Alt and his brother featured in the Toledo Blade “Brother’s Hike for Sibling Hasn’t Stopped.”

June, 2016 Jeff Alt and family share his new book & hiking tips on WKRC Good Morning Cincinnati.

April, 2016, Alt contributes to Live Science Hiking with Kids 7 Tips to Getting Outside this Summer.

January, 2016 Jeff Alt contributed to Shape Magazine’s article, “How Cold is to Cold to Run Outdoors.”

The Adventures of Bubba Jones is “Very highly recommended for school and community libraries for young readers ages 8 to 12,” by Midwest Book Review Children’s Book Watch

August, 2015 Visiting The Smokies Guide Features Alt’s new book, The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through the Great Smoky Mountains.

August, 2015 The Asheville Citizen Times features The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through the Great Smoky Mountains.

July, 2015 USA posts a story from the Asheville Citizen Times about Alt’s new book,  The Adventures of Bubba Jones.

July 1025, Knoxville News Sentinel Features Alt’s new book, The Adventures of Bubba Jones, and Hiking with Kids program.

July, 2015, The Sylva Herald Features Alt’s new book, The Adventures of Bubba Jones.

Get Your Kids Hiking (Beaufort Books), wins the Bronze in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards.

Get Your Kids Hiking (Beaufort Books), wins the Bronze in the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards.

On July 22, 2014, Jeff Alt’s new book, Four Boots One Journey: A Story of Survival, Awareness, and Rejuvenation on the John Muir Trail (Trade paperback, 226 pages, Beaufort Books, NY; ISBN: 9780825307362), was released.

July, 2014 Four Boots One Journey reviewed on Yahoo Sports affiliate, Grind TV.

July, 2014  Jeff Alt shares Hiking with Kids tips with the Colorado Springs Gazette

July, 2014 Five Star Review of Four Boots One Journey by eBookReview

July, 2014 Four Boots One Journey review in

July, 2014 Four Boots One Journey review in See California

July, 2014 Four Boots One Journey review in Pure Politics

July, 2014 Four Boots One Journey recommended for hiker by Publishers Weekly

June, 2014, Conservationist: Start’ em Young Getting Kids Hiking

March, 2014 The Daily Times reviews Get Your Kids Hiking &  A Walk for Sunshine

February, 2014 Country Living Magazine reviews Get Your Kids Hiking.

January, 2014 News Sentinel Knoxville Get Your Kids Hiking Article

January, 2014 Knoxville, WVLT Hiking with Kids interview

December, 2013 Midwest Book Review praises Get Your Kids Hiking

December, 2013 Columbus Dispatch: Outdoor Books...

November, 2013 TV10 Columbus: Hiking with Kids interview

October, 2013 Santa Barbara Independent: Hiking with Children

October, 2013 Living the Country Life Radio with Jeff Alt

October, 2013 Wichita Family Magazine: Hiking with Kids

October, 2013 Austin Family Magazine: Happy Hiking for the Whole Family

October, 2013 Calgary’s Child Magazine: Hiking with Kids-Fun in the Fall!

September, 2013 Columbus Dispatch: Kids Can Learn to Love Hiking

September, 2013 WOSU, NPR Columbus: listen to an interview with Jeff Alt on Allsides with Ann Fisher

September, 2013 Nashville Parent: Get Your Kids Hiking fall book review

September, 2013 New York Metro Parents: Expert Tips for Hiking with Children in the Fall

September, 2013 Tidewater Parent: Hiking with Kids-Fun in the Fall

September, 2013 Go Explore Nature book review of Get Your Kids Hiking

September, 2013 Southwest Washington Family Jeff Alt Shares Family Hiking Tips

August 29, 2013 Boston Parents Paper: Hiking with Kids

August, 2013 Asheville Citizen-Times: Learn How to Hike with Kids

August 2013 Living Green Magazine Get Your Kids Hiking

August 2013 Parent Click Reviews Get Your Kids Hiking

August 2013 Davis Enterprise: Hiking is more than a physical path for kids

July, 2013 Spokane’s SWX NBC Sports “Get Your Kids Hiking”

July, 2013 The Spokesman Review: Blazing New Trails

July, 2013 Good Parenting Radio talks to Jeff Alt about hiking with kids.

July, 2013  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Hiking with Kids? It’s Never to Soon Author Suggests

July, 2013  Austin Fit  Magazine: The Family Takes a Hike

July, 2013  KDKA Pittsburgh: Jeff Alt and family share kids hiking tips on KDKA Pittsburgh

July, 2013  Cleveland Plain Dealer: Teach Your Kids to Hike with Advice from Expert Jeff Alt

July, 2013 Toledo Blade: Hiking is More Than a Physical Path

July, 2013 The Globe & Mail: 6 ways to get your kids off the couch and onto hiking trails

July, 2013 Lake Tahoe News: Hiking with Kids-It’s About Fun Not Distance

July, 2013 Rocky Mount Telegram: Create a fun family adventure with hiking

July, 2013 Toronto4Kids: Take a Summer Hike with your Kids

July, 2013: The Bulletin: Have fun, get some sun with the whole family

June, 2013  Jeff Alt & family share Hiking with Kids tips on WISH-TV Indianapolis

June, 2013 ABC’s “The List” airs Segment on Get Your Kids Hiking

June, 2013 Daily Progress: Hiking Expert Jeff Alt shares tips on turning hiking into a family affair

June, 2013 Salt Lake City Tribune Jeff Alt writes about hiking with children

June, 2013 Griffins Guide: How To Get Your Kids Hiking

June, 2013 Family Time Magazine, Chicago: Get Your Kids Hiking

June, 2013 The Baby Spot, CA: Get Your Kids Hiking

June, 2013 Babble: Get Your Kids Hiking book review

May 2013  Cincinnati Enquirer: Go Take a Hike with the Family

May, 2013 The Philidelphia Enquirer reviews Alt’s new book: Get Your Kids Hiking “Jeff Alt’s Get Your Kids Hiking has great ideas on adding hiking into your family’s fitness and fun.”  

May, 2013 The Lexington-Herald Leader features Get Your Kids Hiking: Author Advocates Taking Kids-even the little ones-hiking.

May, 2013 Memphis Parent Magazine Get Your Kids Hiking by Jeff Alt is the perfect book if you want to get your kids out on the trail…

May, 2013 New York Outdoors Blog:  New Book: Get Your Kids Hiking

May, 2013 Parent Magazine: Get Your Kids Hiking Book Review

In May, 2013, Jeff Alt’s new book, Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, was released.

January, 2013 The Mountain Press features Jeff Alt & Family providing tips on Getting Kids Hiking: Make Hiking a FamilyPractice.

Listen to a radio interview with Jeff Alt on Real Parenting CFAX Radio about hiking with kids.

FallScholastic Parent Child, 2012: Jeff Alt’s family hiking tips featured in Scholastic’s Parent and Child magazine: Outdoor Excercise Idea: Family Hikes Now that your kids are back in the classroom, hiking is a great way to burn off energy on weekends.

May 14, 2013: A Walk for Sunshine, Alt’s Appalachian Trail book, In the US News & World Report: Caring for a Sibling With Special Needs.

Alt’s award-winning Appalachian Trail book, A Walk for Sunshine, hit the top 10 bestselling travel and nature writing books on Amazon twice in 2012 and the kindle remains a top 100 nature book bestseller.

July, 2012: A Walk for Sunshine featured in the Toledo Blade: Jeff Alt Walks the Walk.

July, 2012: Watch a news segment on NBC Toledo as Jeff Alt shares A Walk for Sunshine.

June 5th, 2012: A Walk for Sunshine was released as an audio book on CD. Copies available from your favorite retailers or

A Walk for Sunshine’s audio edition receives a glowing review from AudioFile Magazine.

“…Kirby Heyborne’s voice is well suited to the author’s exuberance…and…keeps the listener moving step by step through painful blisters, drenching rainfall, arduous rock fields—and the camaraderie of Alt’s fellow hikers…” –AudioFile Magazine

Watch a fun TV news segment of Jeff Alt providing hiking tips on Fox News St. Louis: Hiking Tips from the Experts.

The Alt’s interview on WVLT Knoxville

Jeff Alt shares fall hiking tips on Columbus channel 10 with Karina Nova

Jeff Alt shares tips on hiking with kids on Spokane's SWX-NBC sports & Weather

Fun, Adventurous, Outdoorsy story ideas:

Alt shares his Walk for Sunshine Appalachian Trail adventures full of edge-of-your-seat tales involving bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bedmates, mice, and hilarious food cravings, all for a noble cause. Alt has inspired thousands to get off the couch and accomplish their own big goals. The new edition of A Walk For Sunshine won the Gold in the Book of the Year Awards. The annual Walk-With-Sunshine, inspired from Alt’s 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail journey, has raised over $225,000 for the home where Alt’s brother with cerebral palsy lives.

Alt Nails the Trail Experience.
-Dale Bowman, Chicago Sun-Times.

There are numerous books on hiking the Appalachian Trail, but Alt tells the story best.
-Carey Kish, Maine Outdoor Journal says “A Walk for Sunshine [is] one of the best and easiest-to-read Appalachian Trail Memoirs available.”

  • Alt shares his Life Lesson’s from the Trail to inspire others to go after their dreams.

Alt is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). His adventures have been featured on ESPN, Hallmark Channel, the AP, CNN-Radio, Good Day USA, NPR and more. Alt’s books have been reviewed in Library Journal, Chicago Sun Times and other leading review sources. Alt’s books combined have received eight book awards. In addition to walking the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail, he also walked the 218-mile John Muir Trail with his wife and trekked across a 50-mile path of Ireland with his wife, young daughter, and extended family. His son was taken on his first hike at 8 weeks of age. Alt and his wife have made it their mission to share all the greatness of the outdoors with their children.

Alt was a guest on Hallmark Channel’s New Morning where he shared his approach to going after the biggest of goals.

An excerpt from A Walk For Sunshine’s Life Lesson Epilogue was published in Guide Post’s Positive Thinking Magazine Five things I learned from thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail that make life bigger and better.

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Alt provides expert outdoor hiking, camping, and adventure tips for the entire family; including children, regarding gear, training, animal encounters, planning/logistics, and more. Alt’s expert tips and advice have been featured on ESPN’s Inside America’s National Parks, in the Boston Globe, Get Out Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox News, and more.

"Alt covered every inch of the AT, and this book [A Walk for Sunshine] is a wonderful way for readers to travel vicariously along with him…laced with humorous anecdotes…Alt's story will amaze and inspire you.."
— Vick Mickunas, Book Reviewer, Dayton Daily News
"Books let armchair travelers journey through the world. ..Life's learning experiences continue to grow for Jeff Alt, author of A Walk for Sunshine. His book about his Georgia-to-Maine journey on the Appalachian Trail"
— Linda Lange, Knoxville News Sentinel
"One of the most entertaining guests we have had on the air. Our listeners were riveted to the radio."
— Peter Anthony Holder, CJAD AM
"Jeff's 'can do' spirit is an inspiration to everyone who has a dream of making a difference."
— John Quaintance, WJCW radio
"...Alt's conversational writing style makes one feel like a participant rather than an observer..."
— Library Journal
"One of the best interviews we have had on the air."
— Anne Marie Welty, NPR, Cincinnati