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Stepping Out Paperback – July 1, 2008
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p.s. I loved the illustrations, too.
This would make a great gift for walkers or non-walkers on your gift list, for birthdays or any occasion.
This book stands apart from other travel books for several reasons. The content delivers even more information than the title promises. The step-by-step organization invites armchair travelers, wanna-be walkers, and seasoned wanderers to join the journey at any point that tempts them. And, the author's writing style and tone engages her readers as she weaves wisdom, wit, and wonderment through the tips and tales she shares.
I have not had the pleasure of meeting Eleanor Berger, but a decade ago, a series of misadventures led me to have a very helpful phone conversation with her. My husband and I had been fantasizing about taking our first walking vacation. Yet, after we bought our hiking boots (for all the wrong reasons) and our backpacks (not the right type), we had no idea what to do next..
A friend came to our rescue and urged us to call his friend, Eleanor Berger, a newly converted walking enthusiast. Fortunate for us, we followed his advice and, after a two-hour phone conversation with Eleanor---one filled with do's, don'ts, and what if's---we felt empowered to plan our Cotswold walk. Talking with her reminded us of the maxim, "You don't know what you don't know." The part she played in making our first countryside walk a fun adventure cannot be overstated..
So now, just as we're planning another walking vacation--this one to the Cinque Terre region of Italy--we are thrilled to discover "Stepping Out.Read more ›