Tammy Vanden Heuvel
This one just crossed our desks, and it’s exactly what we love about new BACKPACKER readers. With her 40th birthday approaching, this Wisconsin resident read about Chile’s Torres del Paine (1/08) and decided on the spot to put down the magazine and pick up a passport for her first life-list trek. We haven’t known Tammy long, but we love what she represents: namely, that you don’t need to be a superhero to stop dreaming and start doing.
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