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Product Details

  • Series: Walking
  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press; 1 edition (June 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089997483X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899974835
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #927,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Holly Day's writing has appeared in over 3,500 publications internationally, including Computer Music Journal, ROCKRGRL, Music Alive!, Guitar One, Brutarian Magazine, Interface Technology, and Mixdown Magazine. Over the past couple of decades, her writing has received an Isaac Asimov Award, a National Magazine Award, and two Midwest Writer's Grants. Her books include The Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities (3rd, 4th, and 5th editions, Globe-Pequot) Shakira (Lucent Books), and Music Theory for Dummies (Wiley). Her poetry and fiction is currently on display at Starwood/LeMeridien hotel restaurants around the world.

Sherman Wick is a native of the Twin Cities. Since receiving his history degree at the University of Minnesota, he's worked as a freelance writer and photographer, focusing on music, film, and Minnesota's rich cultural and historical offerings. Holly and Sherman started writing their first book together, The Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities, one week after being married.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W. Day on August 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
I've lived in the Cities for 13 years and worked in downtown St. Paul for eight years. I used to take 2-3 mile lunchtime walks with a friend over lunch almost every weekday and I thought I knew the downtown area pretty well. After doing a couple of the St. Paul walks recommended in Walking Twin Cities, I realized that I'd been missing out on many of the coolest places in the city for all these years. I don't get to Minneapolis as often as I should and this book is going to provide inspiration to know that city better, too.

The combination of scenic and safe routes, historic context, great photography that points you to the landmarks, and solid recommendations for places to visit, eat, and relax makes this book an invaluable reference for anyone new to or familiar with the great cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. It's the perfect size for stuffing into a purse or backpack, too. I've only had my copy for a couple of weeks and it's looking pretty used. If you're looking for an excuse to walk off some winter weight, you could do worse than to use Walking Twin Cities as a personal trainer. Do three of these walks a week and get fit. Many of the routes are winter-friendly, too, including skyway walks in both cities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mari on November 27, 2012
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Descriptions are too basic for the newcomer. Would have loved to see more details and pictures and background of the walking area.
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