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Old 02-20-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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We only travel to places that are walkable and dense for vacation, for the most part, because we find them more interesting. Walking, biking and transit are the best ways to see a city IMO. Airbnb works wonderfully with this kind of trip because you get tips and information from people who actually live there (and often times are in neighborhoods rather than touristy areas).

I can't remember the last time I chose to visit someplace (vs travel for work) that required a car to get around.
Sounds like some awful vacations to me! No beach, mountain climbing, camping, etc?
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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Sounds like some awful vacations to me! No beach, mountain climbing, camping, etc?
Actually, we do backpack, but I didn't think of that in the same stride. However, if we go to the beach, it's usually someplace where we can walk or bike to dining and the beach.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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Actually, we do backpack, but I didn't think of that in the same stride. However, if we go to the beach, it's usually someplace where we can walk or bike to dining and the beach.
Well, that's good to hear! I'd hate to think you don't do any "back to nature" type stuff. (I've probably lived in CO too long, LOL!)
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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Schuylkill Banks Trail. Which is a nasty walkway along the east bank of the Schuylkill River and behind the businesses lining the streets, rather strongly scented of the garbage of said business. I wouldn't recommend it. The Schuylkill River Trail is something diferent.
I did find this eventually about it: Philadelphia - Schuylkill River Trail
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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Well, that's good to hear! I'd hate to think you don't do any "back to nature" type stuff. (I've probably lived in CO too long, LOL!)
Yeah, it is essential to get some good nature time. Funny thing is that by biking and walking most places I go, I get a lot of built in time outside in parks and leafy neighborhoods. It helps manage stress in line with life.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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We only travel to places that are walkable and dense for vacation, for the most part, because we find them more interesting. Walking, biking and transit are the best ways to see a city IMO. Airbnb works wonderfully with this kind of trip because you get tips and information from people who actually live there (and often times are in neighborhoods rather than touristy areas).

I can't remember the last time I chose to visit someplace (vs travel for work) that required a car to get around.
I did Airbnb once when I traveled to NYC, it was a great way to really experience NYC without being in a hotel room. It is always a great site to check when traveling to places because there can be some really unique options on that site.

You sound like me, I hate traveling to destinations I have to use a car in, unless I am going to visit family or I drove there. But even if I drive to where I am going, I like to park my car and leave it. Much of my Philly trip will consist of parking the car for the weekend at the hotel and spending much of our time on foot.

There is so much to experience in a city when you are on foot that you would never experience in a car.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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Yeah, it is essential to get some good nature time. Funny thing is that by biking and walking most places I go, I get a lot of built in time outside in parks and leafy neighborhoods. It helps manage stress in line with life.
On some of these city trips I often walk around quite a bit in large parks - I rode the light rail out to Forest Park in Portland, rode the elevator to the top, and walked back to the downtown hotel; walked over Mount Royal in Montreal; all around Central Park in NYC; and down through Rock Creek Park and Georgetown to the Mall in DC and back by Metro and bus.

Next up sometime, maybe the Wissahickon in Philadelphia. (And yes, I already ordered a map! )
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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On some of these city trips I often walk around quite a bit in large parks - I rode the light rail out to Forest Park in Portland, rode the elevator to the top, and walked back to the downtown hotel; walked over Mount Royal in Montreal; all around Central Park in NYC; and down through Rock Creek Park and Georgetown to the Mall in DC and back by Metro and bus.

Next up sometime, maybe the Wissahickon in Philadelphia. (And yes, I already ordered a map! )
I think you mean Washington Park, Forest Park is the massive wooded area in Northwest Portland, also an amazing area to walk. I have done that walk down from Washington Park a few times before, it is even more fun to bike down from Washington Park as well.
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Well, that's good to hear! I'd hate to think you don't do any "back to nature" type stuff. (I've probably lived in CO too long, LOL!)
And then I was the one saying, "you live in Colorado and don't go hiking?! "

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Sounds like some awful vacations to me! No beach, mountain climbing, camping, etc?
Hmm. I've done vacations that involved those without a car (bicycle instead). Camping, may have stopped at a beach, and not sure if it counted as mountain climbing but definitely hiking.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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And then I was the one saying, "you live in Colorado and don't go hiking?! "



Hmm. I've done vacations that involved those without a car (bicycle instead). Camping, may have stopped at a beach, and not sure if it counted as mountain climbing but definitely hiking.
I can't hike since my hip replacement surgery.
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