I’ve been doing a lot of walking recently, and it always amazes me how my perception of a place changes when I take the time to explore on foot, rather than using a car or public transport. This week’s theme is an homage to my favourite mode of transport and some of the best exercise out there…whether you’re walking the dog in Tramore….
…tightrope-walking in Seattle…
…walking the green stripe on the evening before Paddy’s Day…
… walking over Arches red rocks in the rain…
…walking with a heavy load in Guatemala…
…and walking with roses in Rome.
So can I tempt you to skip the gym and take a walk on the wild side with me instead? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Walking
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie. – John le Carre
Walking is man’s best medicine. – Hippocrates
Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers. – Leslie Stephen
Some great images, Ailsa.
Thanks Lynne, hope 2017 is treating you well. ❤
Great walking shots, Ailsa. Such fun to shoot.
Thanks Jane, yes, and so much fun to do too, one of my favourite activities, it forces me to slow down and be present. 🙂
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Nice shots, Ladylee – love the guards at the palace. 🙂
Nothing like a sedate stroll to sooth a weary mind! 😉
Keeps me sane, Vossie, well. almost. 😉
Sane?? Maybe sanity is overrated!! 😉
Love your photos! I think I might join in with this challenge.
Ooh, just getting caught up and saw your post, how wonderful, I felt like I was right there with you, loved Freddie’s red coat, and that roaring fire and pie looked like a most welcome end to a gorgeous walk.
Thanks for looking, and kind comments!
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Woah, that’s quite a walk! I’ve heard of those trees that move, but never seen a photo of one until now, how cool! 🙂
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Walking is one of my favorite things to do! https://dailymusing57.com/2017/01/16/travel-theme-walking/
Me too, loved your post, such great photos, and the footprints in the sand are gorgeous. xxx
So glad you liked them!
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Ooh I love it, I can almost smell the summit air. I miss proper snow, got to get me somewhere snowy one of these days! xxx
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Check out my post at https://history1012016.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/travel-themewalking/
Yes indeed, it’s great exercise for you and for your dog too. 🙂
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Your post takes us on a leisurely stroll around the world. Love the arches photo, Ailsa. Happy feet all over the place. 🙂
Here’s mine: https://figmentsofadutchess.com/2017/01/16/travel-theme-walking/. Well, my photo, not my feet. 😉
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Great gallery – fun and lovely! That little green lady is gorgeous. Here’s a little wonder from me.
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There is a lot more that I notice while walking than while driving, even in my own neighborhood. 🙂
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My contribution at https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/travel-theme-walking/
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What an endearing selection, Ailsa! Especially love the girl in green 🙂 🙂
You’re preaching to the converted, of course. Happy walking!
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Good selection. I have loved walking and wandering since I was a small child. On a recent cruise, Alie had an arthritis flare which confined her to a wheelchair. We had to cancel commercial excursions but found that the slow pace pushing a chair through towns gave us a wonderful and perhaps better perspective — and everyone we met was especially kind. In Bridgetown, Barbados, the dancing guests on a party boat returning to dock seemed especially thrilled to see Alie “dancing,” moving her arms to the music.
I was so thrilled to receive this in my inbox – only signed up yesterday. So perfectly timed, I am preparing to host a walking meditation over the weekend, so will capture our experience and thoughts. I love walking – one of my favourite things to do in the whole world!
They say walking for 45 minutes at least 5 days a week can reduce the risks of getting a heart attack by 30%. Walking 10000 steps a day has even more heath benefits. If you are visiting a place for the first time, walking helps you to quickly get familiar with the place. Walking elevates your mood.
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Hi Alisa – What an apt topic for this week! I took some liberties with your topic, what with my Great Blue Heron instead of a human doing the walking, er strutting and marching. Forgive me? Best, Babsje
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Walking is one of my favourite forms of exercise too Ailsa, and something that my husband and I do for hours when we are travelling. Here’s a little something I have to contribute to the topic:
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