Top Walking Sites

Walking can be such a meaningful experience for any number of reasons. Some people prefer to walk alone, in order to clear their thoughts or take in nature’s beauty, while others like to walk with a partner, or small group, to catch up on life, share stories and improve their relationships. All the while, it is also about getting in some exercise, living a healthier life, and boosting your self both physically and mentally. The community is filled with excellent blogs, articles and research on the benefits of walking, the gear, stories and pictures taken along the route. Here are a sampling of some of our favorites. Please pay them a visit, and keep on walking!

Joe Walking

Doubting what eating healthy and walking 5 miles a day can do for you? Meet Papa Joe over at Joe Walking, and his inspiring story of how he lost over 200 pounds doing just that. After releasing a hit single in 2009, he decided to get into better shape after seeing his 450 pound self on MTV and VH1 to get into better shape, and did so on a budget. Share in this amazing journey, and find tips, tools and tricks to eat healthy on a budget, and how a simple 30 minute walk a day can have a life altering affect.

Walking with Attitude

Meet the duo from Down under, Kate and Jackie from Australia, who have put together a wonderful site, blog, members site, and store for all things walking. They even have their own fitness app, Walk with Attitude, that syncs up with most pedometer stats, and gives you challenges to propel yourself to that next level. Read about what they have going on next, how they’ve been able to do it all, and their view on the importance of walking during work over at Walking with Attitude.

My Itchy Travel Feet

Follow Donna and Alan Hull through their adventures spanning the globe, while they both blog and post pictures of their most recent adventures on My Itchy Travel Feet. Focused on the independent, optimistic, hard-working Baby Boomer generation, they give great advice on destination selection, what to do when you’re there, and how to get out and explore to keep yourself form feeling too cooped up in the house.

Discover Walking

Experience the joy over at Discover Walking with Jackie Willey. Like many of us, she has gone through the ups and downs of exercise routines and fads, and the pains and gains they have come with, only to circle back to walking as a favorite exercise. You can find inspiring tales of every day people, and how walking and community have changed their lives.

Bushwalking Blog

Follow Neil Fahey on his adventures of hiking, his tips and advice on gear, safety and trip reports, complete with quality photographs. Bushwalking Blog started back in 2008, and has since grown to the point where Neil was announced as the winner of the Healthy Lifestyle category of BUPA’s 2013 Health Influencer Blog Awards. Explore the beauty of Australia and more through his posts.

Walk Simply

Walk, Explore and Inspire with Traci Lehman through sunny southern California and share in her adventures at Walk Simply. Enjoy beach hikes, garden walks, mountain climbs and trail excursions with her posts, and get inspired by her pictures to get outdoors and explore the world around you.  She shows us how even a day job as an IT analyst can’t keep you from a wonderful day spent with family and the outdoors.

I’m Just Walkin’

Ever wonder how much of your city or hometown you really know? Have you walked on every single street? Follow the journey of Matt at I’m Just Walkin’ as he walks every single block in New York City, a journey expected to traverse 8,000 miles! With over 2 years of walking, his progress map is littered with red lines of places already traveled, and pictures for every single day. Over halfway there, he continues his journey, one day at a time.

Joe Walking

Doubting what eating healthy and walking 5 miles a day can do for you? Meet Papa Joe over at Joe Walking, and his inspiring story of how he lost over 200 pounds doing just that. After releasing a hit single in 2009, he decided to get into better shape after seeing his 450 pound self on MTV and VH1 to get into better shape, and did so on a budget. Share in this amazing journey, and find tips, tools and tricks to eat healthy on a budget, and how a simple 30 minute walk a day can have a life altering affect.

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