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"Best Guided City Walks"

June 12, 2010

Cobblestone streets, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico by Robert Crum.Exploring a major tourist city? Take a walking tour. Yes, I know about all the iPod tours. And I’ve stuck my fingers in the pages of a guidebook, while simultaneously following a map and asking questions at street corners. However, after taking many guided walks in London, Rome, Paris, Dublin, and New York, I’m convinced they provide a much richer experience. Guides know the enchanting alleys and shortcuts. They are long-time residents of the cities and excellent, often native, English speakers. They are constantly researching, and they give an overview of the city so that walkers can more easily return to places they see along the way.
The tours themselves also provide entertainment… To read the entire article, “Best Guided City Walks” in Forbes Traveler, go to my website:

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