Travel theme: Walking

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….

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…tightrope-walking in Seattle

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…walking the green stripe on the evening before Paddy’s Day

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… walking over Arches red rocks in the rain…foggy arches national park girl umbrella monsoon season utah walking climbing

…walking with a heavy load in Guatemala

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…and walking with roses in Rome.

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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
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❤ Ailsa

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

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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55 Responses to Travel theme: Walking

  1. Lynne Ayers says:

    Some great images, Ailsa.

  2. Jane Lurie says:

    Great walking shots, Ailsa. Such fun to shoot.

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  4. aj vosse says:

    Nothing like a sedate stroll to sooth a weary mind! 😉

  5. GeorgieMoon says:

    Love your photos! I think I might join in with this challenge.

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  15. 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: Well, my photo, not my feet. 😉

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  23. Leya says:

    Great gallery – fun and lovely! That little green lady is gorgeous. Here’s a little wonder from me.

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  25. rohbeant says:

    There is a lot more that I notice while walking than while driving, even in my own neighborhood. 🙂

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  28. restlessjo says:

    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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  30. ralietravels says:

    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.

  31. kimbarty says:

    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!

  32. 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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  34. babsje says:

    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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  36. 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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