Europe Beyond the UK, walks

Domaine Des Ormes: The Return

We have had our second visit to Eurocamp visit to Domaine des Ormes and though there were a couple of problematic moments early on, a very good time was had by all and once again, the benefits of this large, well-equipped, sensibly designed site were on show. Our first Eurocamp holiday in Bénodet (specifically at the La Pointe St-Gilles campsite),…

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Quick Walk in Crisp Weather

The weather was beautiful. The camera battery was charged. I went for a walk. In no particular order, these are some places I went. Southeast Corner Entrance to Central Park – where the Strand bookstalls are. I browsed, of course, as I always do but I didn’t find anything I wanted badly enough to carry around for long. Every few…

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free, walks

Walking the Walk in Times Square

So how do you all feel about the “Times Square As Pedestrian Mall” issue? Personally, I am all for pedestrian malls but Times Square isn’t exactly someplace I’d necessarily seek out to wander around in – even now., And it’s not about safety. I’ve always felt perfectly safe there. It’s more about the fact that there’s nothing there I was…

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Warming Up For Walks

The Central Park Walking Tours aren’t just a stroll in the park anymore. They are now a combination of podcasts, maps and interactive guides. I’m going to try this next week and will report back! Speaking of walking, anyone going on The Great Saunter this year?

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free, life gotham-style, walks

By pedal vs. bipedal

I was out on the streets along with many of my fellow New Yorkers on Saturday. And like many of my fellow New Yorkers, I was in near constant peril of being run over by cyclists. Hey! Cyclists! I’m all for cycling but we’re walking here! Do you all NEED the whole of Park Avenue to shoot down? Can you…

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entertainments and events, free, walks

Summer Streets is Fast Approaching

It’s almost here! It’s almost here! Summer Streets Saturday is almost here! I couldn’t care less about the activities planned along the route – speaking of the route, here it is – though it’s nice to see so many different kinds of dance being demonstrated and the New York tour at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge seems cool. That…

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free, Outer Boroughs, sight seeing, walks

Walking the Walk: Summer 2008

One of the most exciting things happening in Manhattan this summer is the creation of more pedestrian promenades. Some are temporary and some are permanent but all are a welcome addition, as far as I am concerned. Some seriously major streets are going all foot traffic for a period of time – albeit temporarily – this summer. Yup, the city…

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