Walking Vacation Destinations

  • Dry Falls, North Carolina

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    Who doesn’t love a waterfall?  Growing up  in Pittsburgh every time we had an out-of-town visitor we made the drive to Niagra Falls.  It was there that I fell in love with waterfalls.  A few damp trips on Niagra Fall’s  Maid of the Mist tour boat gave me an up close look at the power of water. Observing the power

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  • Kubota Garden

    Kubota Garden In Seattle, Washington

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    I recently traveled to Seattle to visit my niece who was 8 months pregnant.  Needless to say I was not able to enjoy most of the things I normally do when I visit like hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park.  After spending several days eating, including an evening spent enjoying way too much food at a Taste of West Seattle

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  • Gibbs Gardens Is A Walk In The Park

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    All I could think about when I was walking around Gibbs Gardens last fall for the first time was “how could I have lived in Atlanta for 20 years and not known this was here?”  Gibbs Gardens is a real treasure for all Atlanta and North Georgia walkers. I drove there from Atlanta with a few friends.  We made several

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  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    It’s A Small World in Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia . . . Maybe

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      One rainy and  foggy day during my recent Nova Scotia vacation my sister and I decided to drive to Peggy’s Cove.  We planned to walk around the lighthouse and over the rocks, get a nice cup of coffee and maybe an ice cream cone. By happy coincidence Peggy’s Cove happens to be on the way to Ryers where you can buy

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  • Amicalola Falls North Georgia State Park

    Amicalola Falls State Park Review – Georgia

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    Amicalola Falls is a little over an hour’s drive from Atlanta.  The falls are near Dawsonville, Georgia which is the home of the upscale North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall.  Enjoy our favorite combination for a weekend getaway . . .  great outdoor hiking trails combined with more city-like activities of shopping for bargains.  Amicalola Falls is also close to the

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  • Zoo Atlanta - Georgia

    20 Favorite Atlanta Trails, Parks & Places to Walk

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    Growing up in Florida, I never experienced the burst of colors in spring and fall or walking in a winter wonderland.  While I do miss Florida beaches, Atlanta’s changing seasons made me fall in love with this city. Spring is in the air.  Atlanta is beginning to have a few warm, sunny days.  Yellow daffodils are appearing.  Soon the dogwoods will

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  • Piazzale Michelangelo Steps Florence Italy

    4 Great Places to Walk in Florence, Italy

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    Tired of walking around museums and churches?  There are several great places to walk in Florence, Italy.  Generally when you travel you get a lot of walking in without even trying.  But strolling around while you are touring is not exactly cardio and in some ways is even more tiring than taking a brisk walk.  I have a friend who

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  • Exploring Chelsea Market - New York

    5 Favorite Places to Walk in New York City on Rainy Days

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    Here you are in one of the greatest cities in the world only to find yourself staring at a sea of black umbrellas.  Yes, it is raining in New York City and your plan of being able to eat what you want because you are going to walk it off is unraveling. Not to worry, there is a rainbow in

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  • Rainbow Lorikeet Australia

    Australia Hiking Vacation – Noosa Trails & Cooloola Great Walk

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    Australia’s outdoor-loving population has made it easy to enjoy the vast variety of hiking trails that crisscross the most scenic areas of the country.  The Noosa Heads area, on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane, is home to some of the most celebrated beaches in the world.  And the amazing network of walking trails allow you to explore the seaside

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  • The Way Movie Review – Walking the Camino de Santiago

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    The Way will inspire you to walk On a golf course Tom hears the news no father ever wants to hear . . .  his son  has died in a Pyrenees storm while walking the Camino de Santiago.Tom had been invited to join his son on the trip but Tom had not only refused but criticized his son’s decision.   Tom’s healing journey begins when he travels

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