Tagged With "Walking tour"

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Oct. 30, 2019: Finding NYC Sights, Without a Plan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a walk down 10th Avemue and shares some of what he found.
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Re: Walking the Buffalo

PortMoresby ·
Pheymont, it was the iconic landscape that attracted me to the area. The tulou in Fujian were the impetus for the trip and when I realized that the area I'd admired for so long, originally in scroll paintings, was relatively close to Xiamen and between there and another intended destination, the cross-border overnight train from Nanning to Hanoi, it was on. As you've likely surmised, my trips tend to be longer than the average tour-traveling visitor and my curiosity such that packages are...
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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

PHeymont ·
Thanks so much! We're also the wanderers, but in a new city we sometimes find a walking tour is useful either for orientation upfront, or to clear up questions about things we've noticed. The wine and tapas tour is semi on the radar more for the opportunity to meet new people than to have a drink and a snack. Picking those things carefully, we've been able to have time with other travelers from other countries (not always English-speaking). I'm looking forward to our trip...your pictures are...
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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

JohnT ·
Hi Pheymont Try this: Naturanda.com The gentleman's name is David Guillen Garrido. We took a tour of Italica with he and a lovely young lady today. It turned out to be a private tour and we were very impressed. They will do other tours as well. I think we will try them for Triana and are trying to organize something for Baelo Claudia as well.
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Walking Tours in Andalusia

PHeymont ·
I'm working on details for my February trip to Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada, and I'm up to walking tours--I'd appreciate any experience from the TG community. In Sevilla, our base for 5 days, I've found a Pancho tours 2-hour free tour of main sights that seems like a good orientation, and almost everyone who's reviewed it on TripAdvisor felt it was really good...I hope so. They also have, not free but for 20€/person, a wine and tapas tour...anyone done? For Cordoba, where we'll be from...
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Easy trick keeps water cold while you tour

PHeymont ·
Here's our easy sock trick to keep your water cold while you wander...   We tried freezing the bottles we usually keep in the outside mesh pockets of  our backpacks, but found that condensation on the bottles wet the backpacks. And the ice...
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What Shakespeare Saw: A London listing

PHeymont ·
The Telegraph (UK) has compiled a walkable tour of what Shakespeare saw in London that you can see today.
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The Snowmen of Istanbul

PHeymont ·
The February President's Week break in New York schools is one of our regular travel times, and a welcome escape from bad weather...usually. We've given up on the idea of only traveling to warm places, but we did think that Istanbul, based on weather...
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Active Leisure: Walking Tours around Australia

VictoriaLim ·
New contributor Victoria Lim has several terrific suggestions on active walking vacations in Australia. It's good for your body and your mind, so get going!
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

PortMoresby ·
I'm familiar with the Ramblers, having once spent a few days walking with a member of the local Oxfordshire group and why there are pictures of me here . But I learned something new when I clicked on this link from the 80th anniversary article posted, that I'm "collecting" the Thames Path and the Kennet & Avon Canal. I hadn't known there was a term for what I was doing, silly me. There's a word, I'm sure, for everything and I'm thrilled to now know what I've been up to. I guess the good...
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

DrFumblefinger ·
I guess collecting a walk is sort of like bagging a peak. Good for the Ramblers. They've certainly put the name to better use than American Motors did with its car series.
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

PHeymont ·
Or, we could forget the bloated attempts, like the 1963 model you posted, to look like everyone else, and quietly remember the "little Nash Rambler" that not only invented the modern compact, but also beat out the Cadillac in the famous song (this YouTube version also has some great Rambler pics...)
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

PortMoresby ·
I'll dispute the analogy that collecting a walk is anything like bagging a peak. The latter, if I'm not mistaken, is done in one go, whereas collecting is done over time. I think that makes it sort of the opposite, although one could argue the similarity of putting one foot in front of the other. I'm sure some wandering Brit will happen by and correct one or both of us. Mac?
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

DrFumblefinger ·
I am not a mountain climber but know folks who are. The analogy is the target, the planning, the goal, as much as getting it done. Peaking a mountain is often not done all at once. If one takes the example of Mt. Everest, it is often at least a 2 month process. Flying into Kathmandu, arranging supplies, heading to the Khumbu, making one's way to the mountain, settling in at base camp, doing initial ascents on the mountain to acclimatize, etc. etc. And most important of all is getting down...
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Re: British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

PortMoresby ·
I'd consider the analogy a sound one if the climbers of Everest went home between sections of the climb, then returned to where they left off a month or a year later for the next section. And beyond the timing, as you say, for climbers the point is largely getting to the top, "conquering", and I suppose the journey as part of it. But for most "ramblers", walkers, the point is actually putting one foot in front of the other along the path and when or if they finish it is largely beside the...
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Walking around New York City: Surprises everywhere!

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L loves walking around a city. It is the only way to really understand its life and rhythm. And his hometown, New York City, is one of the most walkable.
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British "Ramblers" celebrate 80 years

PHeymont ·
The Ramblers (formerly Ramblers' Association) has its 80th birthday this year, and is still going strong, with 114,000 long-distance walkers in chapters all over Britain. In its history, it has served as much more than a social connection for people...
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February 2, 2020: Post-Holiday restocking

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a winter walk near and in Central Park.
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Newport's Cliff Walk: Between Mansions and the Sea

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visited Newprot Rhode Island, and explored the famous Cliff Walk
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Antigua, Guatemala: Walking Tour, Part 2

Lestertheinvestor ·
Antigua (Guatemala) is about 45 minutes away from Guatemala city. Located on the central highlands it is surrounded by several volcanoes, the largest of which, Volcan de Agua, has erupted several times, triggering associated earthquakes that have...
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New Orleans Winter Walking

HistoryDigger ·
Winter visitors can see a quieter city, especially by escaping on foot or bike to the edges.
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NYC, Tribeca Art Walk, coming in May

PortMoresby ·
The 18th Annual Tribeca Art Walk, known as TOAST, will be happening May 9-12.  From the event website, " Since 1995, some of Manhattan’s finest artists have opened their work spaces to the public to take a free, self-guided tour. "  ...
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East End London: Around the world in food

PHeymont ·
In a neighborhood populated by waves of immigrants for centuries, the food is varied...and wonderful.
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Walk Historic Palermo, Discover Great Food and People

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walking tour of Palermo and its street food.
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Re: Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

Travel Rob ·
Wow, such a cool walking trip! I have to take one of these canal walks now!
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Re: Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

Mac ·
A lovely blog PM delightful to read your 'take' on the canals. We have a very active canal restoration group working in our area - the Stroudwater Canal. They have a virtual lifetime's work ahead of them to complete the ambitious projects that they have underway - but they are making progress!
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Re: Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

PHeymont ·
I've enjoyed canoeing and walking on some of our eastern canals (Chesapeake and Potomac, Delaware and a couple of others) but unfortunately we don't seem to have kept serious stretches in shape for either shipping or recreation as has happened in England and France...too bad for us! Looks like a lovely walk...
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Re: Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

Dgems ·
WOW that brings back memories......makes me want to go back to England ! Thanks for the pleasant journey!
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Re: 'The Walking Dead' attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice to know there's an attraction out there I can skip!
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
England is covered with thousands of miles of man made Canals. They were the Highways of the Industrial Revolution. Carrying Cotton, Coal, Timber all over the country. The boats they used were pulled by horses which walked along the tow path. Every mile or two you'll find a pub to stop and relax. Maybe a meal too. I love walking by the canals. Back to nature and peaceful. LEEDS TO LIVERPOOL CANAL. This is Haskayne. 8 miles north of Liverpool.
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Re: Walking in England

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for bringing walking in England to my attention. I have been walking more when I travel (beteen cities,from the airport. etc and have found out its very hard or impossible walking in and out of some places. I gave up trying to get out of CDG airport on foot one trip. Walking does give you a totally different perspective,thats for sure.
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Re: Walking in England

DrFumblefinger ·
Like you, I love to explore places on foot. I live next to one of the greatest wilderness places in the world, the Canadian Rockies, so this is where I like to hike. It's never been about speed or conquest, though I do love to make it to the top of a pass or ridge simply because the views are so fantastic. It's about the journey. I never walk without my camera and love to stop for photos, or to watch a doe and fawn, or some quail hurrying to shelter. Often I've shared these photos on this...
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
Here's a walk that fits the bill DrF !! Follows the peaks of hills and mountains that will take you to Hadrian's Wall. 256 Miles of wilderness. http://penninewayassociation.co.uk/the-route
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Re: Walking in England

DrFumblefinger ·
Sounds fascinating, GarryRF, but also hard work. Would likely take about 3-4 weeks to complete, time I just don't have right now.....
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
Just a tease DrF ! But many of those walkways that follow the canals are suitable for travellers on bicycles and the bonus is there is no hills ! Thousands of Europeans see it as an alternate style of vacation.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 25, 2014: Styles of Stiles

PortMoresby ·
  The footpaths of the United Kingdom crisscross the countryside, without regard to boundaries of private property.  The paths are ancient rights-of-way, protected by law and anyone who thinks, because they own a piece of land they can...
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'The Walking Dead' attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

Travel Rob ·
Universal Studios Hollywood is starting a full time installation of The Walking Dead Attraction starting this summer.
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Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

PortMoresby ·
My discovery of the Kennet & Avon Canal was a revelation. Id been confronted with a dilemma, the fact that I loved walking in the English countryside but had come to the conclusion that I could no longer take on the hills comfortably. Bath is the end point of more than 100 miles of the Cotswold Way and Id completed it in 3 trips. The last section left me wondering if my walking days were over, having had some tortuous ascents and descents and...
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Walking in England

PortMoresby ·
    Why do we do the things we choose to do?  Why was my father, for instance, thrilled and completely absorbed by anything that flew, the sound of a P-51 engine, quite literally, bringing him to tears.  And why has my son, since...
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Dubai Marina: a Gallery

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely new cluster of skyscrapers built on what was once a stretch of sandy desert, it's hard not to be impressed with the vision of the people who constructed the Dubai Marina.
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Wandering to the British Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger rambles through London on his way to the British Museum, and captures some iconic scenes of the great city.
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

IslandMan ·
Looks totally delicious, PHeymont...I love a good food tour..
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The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
San Antonio's famous River Walk, lined with shops and restaurants, follows the San Antonio River. Samantha recommends it for all. Read more...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

PHeymont ·
Every city has its monuments, its churches and palaces, its prominent squares and avenues—and every visitor can easily learn how to find them. That’s true, too, for the most famous or most tourist-oriented restaurants as well. But...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

PHeymont ·
Two days and some more touring after our first food walking tour in Istanbul, we were ready for more, and set out on our second. This tour, like the first, was organized by Culinary Backstreets. While the first tour focused on the Beyoglu district...
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

GarryRF ·
That was an amazing tour of gastronomic delights Paul. It takes some courage to indulge in something we don't recognise. But on a tour designed for tourists you know you'll be safe. So now you've acquired a taste for fish lets hope you continue indulging. You must have tried the Baklava ? Makes searching out a Turkish bakery worthwhile. And all that variety in winter too. My friends are in Turkey today and they're still waiting for spring to arrive !
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Re: Walking the Buffalo

PHeymont ·
Thanks! this is fascinating; most people I know who have gone to China have been with organized groups, or on teacher tours, so their experience was very different from this. What drew you to that particular area? I'm also curious to know whether the farms you encountered were individual holdings, or whether there is still an active collective agriculture in areas like this.
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Re: Walking the Buffalo

DrFumblefinger ·
I really enjoyed these beautiful photos -- especially the one of the woman cooling down her buffalo! -- and your story of this place. What a great destination! I do enjoy rafting, but don't believe those rafts were made for me. I'll take the inflatable American variety, thanks very much.
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Re: The Queen Charlotte Track

Travel Rob ·
An incredible hike Dan! Great descriptive piece and beautiful photos!
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Re: The Queen Charlotte Track

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great place for a hike! I envy you the experience. Beautiful photos BTW.
 
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