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I discovered a self-walking tour book at the library for areas within driving distances from where I live. By spending my weekends on these tours, it makes exercising fun as I follow the history and paths of these tours.

- Submitted by BYEPOUNDS 4/26/2010 in Exercise | 50 Comments
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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 4/17/2012 5:23:00 AM

    My family does does the same thing via volksmarches. Check your area for a group. There are many independent walks (self guided tours) already mapped out with distance calculated. It does make exercising fun and educational!
LADYJAMERI 4/25/2012 7:52:00 AM

    I have to search my area Thanks emoticon
JOYCEWRIGHT1 4/18/2012 7:54:00 PM

    Yes i enjoy walking even with this leg pain , so an tour will keep me motivated.
LORIVIOLA 5/20/2014 7:23:00 PM

    sounds emoticon
DELLMEL 3/3/2014 8:50:00 AM

    Great idea. Love walking.
PROPMAN1 2/10/2014 1:14:00 PM

    This sounds like a good idea especially when the weather is better and the sidewalks are snow free.
LOVINGKATE 2/10/2014 11:43:00 AM

    Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing. Will have to check my area. History is so fun.. emoticon
BANNERMAN 2/10/2014 1:52:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
KMRJPR 2/10/2014 12:20:00 AM

    Great idea
JEANNIENOKLA 2/9/2014 11:19:00 PM

    emoticon Will have to check this out at our Local Library!
SJKENT1 2/9/2014 10:37:00 PM

    What a great idea!
CECELW 2/9/2014 9:57:00 PM

    Thats a fun idea. I dont think we have that in our area
AMBER461 2/9/2014 7:36:00 PM

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
SEAHONEYBEE 2/9/2014 3:52:00 PM

    I am going to check this out
GODDREAMDIVA1 2/9/2014 3:09:00 PM

RAESUN54 2/9/2014 2:44:00 PM

    I like to walk but get easily bored. I like this idea.

HYATTI1 2/9/2014 11:40:00 AM

    You know that is a very cool idea....most of us would love to discover our own backyard. We vacation all over the world but do we really know our own home state that well. Keep up the good work.
ZIEKEPPLER 2/9/2014 9:23:00 AM

    As a librarian, I thank you for mentioning that we can help. Most public libraries have books with walking or hiking tours, animal and tree identification if you want to know what it is you see on your walks, healthy cooking ideas, fitness, etc. Many also have magazines and terrific online resources that are completely free. I've used my library's resources many times during my SparkJourney. If you don't know where there's a library nearby, just look online. Having a library card is like having a license to learn. Combined with all the great stuff available on, you can find out almost anything about being healthy and fit!
GOAL_IS_170 2/9/2014 8:11:00 AM

    Can't wait to do this
VAINVT 2/9/2014 8:11:00 AM

    Great idea. Close to home, entertaining, and good exercise!
TRYINGHARD54 2/9/2014 7:24:00 AM

    good idea :-)
XPRETTYLIKEFIRE 2/9/2014 6:50:00 AM

    I am studying abroad in Norway right now and plan to follow the walking tours in the travel guide I bought. :D
FRIENDOFBACH 4/26/2012 12:05:00 AM

    Boy these sound really good!
TONYVAND1 4/25/2012 6:54:00 PM

    Great idea thanks for sharing
MIRANDA2112 4/25/2012 10:34:00 AM

    Great idea, must investigate my area's possibilities
SABLENESS 4/25/2012 9:10:00 AM

    I love walking tours and that's a great idea!
BROWSUGABEAR46 4/25/2012 8:43:00 AM

    I have to check out my area and when I travel. emoticon
PINK4YOUTOO 4/25/2012 8:01:00 AM

Interesting idea...thanks for sharing!
CMORISAK 4/25/2012 7:14:00 AM

    What a great idea.
KATBOXJANITOR 4/19/2012 7:34:00 PM

    Hmmmm...I wonder if there are any in the areas which I have routine visits to...
SLIMKIM2B 4/18/2012 8:00:00 PM

    Love this idea. Wonder if I can find self guided walking tours online in my area. Hmmmm???
LREIGLE 4/18/2012 3:17:00 PM

    That is a great idea!!!
RHMORTON 4/18/2012 3:01:00 PM

DUTCH1811 4/18/2012 10:22:00 AM

    This is a great Idea. I will soon be moving within about an hour from Yosemite National Park. I can't wait to start getting outdoors more.
LEANMEAN2 4/18/2012 7:43:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
FRIENDOFBACH 4/18/2012 12:03:00 AM

    Great idea!
HYATTI1 4/17/2012 8:41:00 PM

    Great idea - I will have to do some research. See if there are any in my area.

SUZICANDO 4/17/2012 8:32:00 PM

    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
SESSY74 4/17/2012 4:49:00 PM

    Great idea and a wonderful way to play tourist in your own neighbourhood.
DEARTOMYHEART 4/17/2012 1:32:00 PM

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
CAFEBEANZ 4/17/2012 12:39:00 PM

    I love this idea!! Thanks :)
MITCHDY 4/17/2012 11:15:00 AM

    great idea! I travel a lot for work, and this would be a great way to exercise and get to know new places...
TWILAQ1 4/17/2012 10:12:00 AM

    Fabulous idea!
CHERYLSBUTT 4/17/2012 9:11:00 AM

    Nice idea
thanks for sharing
GINGERVISTA 4/17/2012 9:08:00 AM

    Cool! Thanks for sharing the info! emoticon
DIETER27 4/17/2012 8:36:00 AM

    great idea!
SFREY217 4/17/2012 7:57:00 AM

    Cool idea !
ROSGETSSERIOUS 4/17/2012 6:44:00 AM

    What a great idea - I will have to look them up in our library for my area.
PUDLECRAZY 4/17/2012 6:20:00 AM

    Walking tours are great. There aren't any in my area, but I love to do them when I travel.
GRACILU 4/26/2010 8:39:00 AM

    Great idea! I usually find myself being a tour guide to folks that are not familiar to the area. Keep it up!

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