Columbus, OH question! We're getting dropped off in Columbus today for a wedding, so we'll be wandering around without a car. Can we safely walk from Short North to East Town Street Historic District? If not, what are some fun things to do in the Historic District for a couple hours? [more inside]
A Chicago-specific question: I would like to walk from the Sears Tower to the intersection of Sheffield and Armitage on a weekday evening, around 7pm. I'm a petite, young woman. What is the safest, not terribly out-of-the-way route to travel?
I'm looking for podcasts or other spoken word recordings, with the feel of the early Henry Rollins or recent Marc Maron: strongly cathartic, really aggro, with quasi-intellectual ambitions, seemingly able to talk on any issue, vaguely politically progressive, sometimes hyperpersonal. [more inside]
Help me take care of myself in a job that requires several miles of walking per day. [more inside]
I’m looking to download MP3s of some really awesome Grateful Dead shows that I can listen to while I walk. [more inside]
I'm looking for a walking route across the San Francisco State Fish and Game Refuge from the vicinity of Mills Creek Canyon Park in Burlingame to the beach. My hosts think the refuge is completely closed to public access, but they haven't explored it, so I thought I'd ask here.
I'm looking for athletic shoes for a walking commute, 2 miles each way. I have high arches, 'high volume' feet, and under-pronate (I roll to the outside of my feet when I land). Below $100 would be nice. Thanks! [more inside]
I've taken up walking on a treadmill lately, and as I ramp up the intensity I seem to be bruising one small spot on one foot. I'm not sure what I'm doing to cause it. It's not a shoe issue. I get this whether I'm wearing regular running shoes or my Vibrams. [more inside]
Columbus Ohio Airport: Is there any way to walk from the main terminal area to Stelzer Road? [more inside]
Where else in the world is a place like Cinque Terre? [more inside]
What is the word for the thing that happens when two people are walking toward each other from opposite sides of the lane and one goes left to let the other pass, but the second goes left too and then they both go right together and left again?
Walking in Venice/Santa Monica... so I'm in CA for another week. I'm a big walker... where should I walk? What are the great shops for music, books, film, sights, eats, drinks? Any great concerts, readings, plays I shouldn't miss? Or if there's something a single bus ride will get me to that you can recommend, please do so with specific boarding instructions. Thanks! [more inside]
We're going to Ireland for two weeks in early June, and while its not exactly a walking/hiking tour, I'm sure there's going to be quite a lot of walking through cities. I usually just go to Payless and get something that looks roughly like loafers, and wear them into the ground, but it has occurred to me that I may want something a little more sturdy for this. Any recommendation for shoes that are reasonably priced, comfortable, but don't look like I've just come from the gym? Or can I just by a cheaper pair of shoes and put in some sort of insert? Or any other recommendations? Possibly relevant details: I'm female, late 30s, live in the US, don't wear heels, my feet tend to run a little wide, and tend to wear things either like loafers or flats.
I am recovering from walking pneumonia and a sinus infection. Is there anything special that I should be doing? [more inside]
Google Maps' trip planner doesn't want me to walk anywhere. Are there any sites that will let me adjust the amount of walking allowed? [more inside]
How can I improve my (unusual) exercise regime? [more inside]
Video camera for a runner? [more inside]
Trying to walk more for fitness and adventure in NYC. Have exhausted my immediate neighborhood (East Village/LES), where else can I go? [more inside]
How can I weigh the exercise benefits gained from walking against the damage caused by breathing exhaust? I like walking along busy city streets for miles, and I don't want to switch to quieter/duller residential roads, but I'm wondering if I should. [more inside]
I know the park exists. I know the trail exists. I have my hiking shoes, my camera, and a car. Now where the heck is the trailhead? [more inside]
I love The Walking Dead. Can anyone recommend similar (though not zombified) comics? [more inside]
I'm starting a project wherein I walk each and every block of every street in Manhattan, at least once, over the course of roughly 2-3 months. I want to chronicle this process of walking all of Manhattan in a daily blog, preferably with a daily picture and some text. What do I call this blog? (And should I use tumblr? And anything else to keep in mind?) [more inside]
I'm looking for a fun chart/table of distances (Heights, Lengths) to incorporate into a walking for wellness program. [more inside]
Please help me find some comfortable shoes for some high-arched feet [more inside]
Another walking as exercise question. [more inside]
Is walking sufficient exercise for someone in my situation? [more inside]
Walking tours of Europe? Looking to change up our usual travel style, see smaller places, and get some exercise at the same time. [more inside]
How can I help my energetic baby to walk, without breaking my back?! [more inside]
I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis a year ago. I am on Enbrel and it has helped a great deal with the pain I experienced in my arms and joints but I am still having really bad pain upon walking or standing in my low back, sacral joint areas...I swim and do a variety of stretches but it is not allowing me the recovery I long for. I use to walk a few miles everyday, hike on the weekends and I haven't been able to do that in a couple of years. I miss it! I have been reading up on Epidural Cortisone injections and I am curious about personal results people have had. I am interested in the good as well as the bad stories, so I can decide, after meeting with my Doctors, if I want to go through with it. In other words if the benefits outweigh the risks.
This is a two-part question. First, what are the ideal shoes for long-distance walking on paved or gravel roads? Second, what rights do I have as a suburban/urban pedestrian in California in terms of not being hassled by "authorities"? [more inside]
Where can I buy a really awesome and functional cane to help me recover from my injury? [more inside]
Where can I find resources on walks in the Pollino National Park in Basilicata, Italy? [more inside]
In less than 2 weeks time I am taking part in a 20 mile charity night-hike around the streets of London. Does anyone have any advice for such a venture? I've been doing quite a lot of walking over summer and am currently using a cross-trainer regularly at the gym, so hopefully stamina shouldn't be a problem - I'm mainly after advice to make life more comfortable. [more inside]
I want to go away for a good day's walking and 1 or 2 night's camping in the south of England next Monday / Tuesday and would like suggestions for any good routes people know. [more inside]
Are there any durable men's dress shoes that can withstand long distance walks? [more inside]
Help me find comfortable walking shoes! With high heels please. [more inside]
New Orleans: looking for a hair saloon, places to jog, places to walk. [more inside]
Did French women really used to walk differently? [more inside]
What can I do now to never get "con foot" ever, ever again? [more inside]
Tonight I need to buy a wooden walking cane in NYC tonight. It's supposed to be sturdy and not retractable. The grip doesn't matter. Any ideas where I can buy one? The average places like KMart and Duane Reade seem to offer only aluminum and fiberglass canes.
Calling all Italians: Walking from Firenze to Roma, advice needed! [more inside]
What's a good Mary-Jane style sneaker (for walking) with solid arch support? [more inside]
I am looking to be doing a charity trek across the Sahara desert in support of MacMillan Cancer Support next year and have several questions for the hive mind before I go ahead. [more inside]
Okay to walk back to our hotel (Riverfront Residence Inn) from Simpatica (Portland, Or) on a Saturday night? [more inside]
I've resisted getting in iPhone so far. However, now I need a good, portable GPS and am wondering whether I should go for an iPhone, or a dedicated GPS. If the latter, which one? [more inside]
I've been hearing a lot about the benefits of walking barefoot, and barring that, wearing shoes like the Vibram Five Fingers or Nike Frees, which aren't padded. But are there cheaper alternatives? Wouldn't the lineup of Converse All-Stars and Puma shoes, to give two examples, have the same effect? Any others?
What are some established walking routes for tourists around the world? [more inside]
When do you make eye contact with people you see on the street or on a trail? [more inside]
Help choosing a good women's walking/running shoe? [more inside]
My toe continuously keeps threatening to drop out of joint causing much distress and pain - any ideas about what's going on?
My toe continuously keeps threatening to drop out of joint causing much distress and pain - any ideas about what's going on? [more inside]