Would you like to visit cities with Eco-Friendly hikes?

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Are you an Eco-Friendly traveler who likes to know the best walking and hiking trails in the cities you visit? You might be a traveler who wants to get fit and explore the cities you visit on foot? Or do you wonder why anyone would walk when they could hail a taxi or drive to all their destinations. The first two groups already know about the environmental and health reasons to walk as for those of you questioning the idea of walking. For the walking proponents this is a refresher, but here are the top reasons to take a hike when you visit a city. Of course, walking is good anywhere, anytime.




Why walk?

Reduces traffic congestion and pollution:

It’s good for the planet, since it reduces your carbon footprint. For example, when you walk 3 miles in place of driving a car, you save 2 kilograms of carbon emission.


Sustainable and economical:

If you aren’t pressed for time, walking is the best way to see a city and it’s free. When you drive or take a taxi, you pass by many sights that you might want to explore. Those special nature and historical sites, and shops that give each city its unique character.


Improves your health:

  • Walking provides bountiful benefits, such as:
  • Weight loss
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes
  • Improved mental health
  • Increased creativity

Where are the most walkable cities?




America Walks has recently updated its list of America’s Most Walkable Cities,to highlight the places making the most progress. It compares Census data and a variety of parameters in 2,500 U.S. cities to determine its Walk Score rankings based on principles of New Urbanism.


If your a planning a trip or want to know about your own city, you may enjoy checking out the Walkscorescitiesandneigborhoods ratings with over 10,000 neighborhoods in 3,000 cities in the United States, Canada, and Australia.


Or do you want to take a hike in the outdoors?

National Geographic can help with Kate Siber’s  BestUScitiesforoutdoorhikes

list of 15 of the best U. S. Hiking cities. In these cities, great outdoor hiking is within an hour of the city.






The only thing to remember before you move out—

A good pair of hiking shoes.


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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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