Walking Portland

Secrets of Writing a Guidebook, Revealed

Those of us who write guidebooks for a living like to make a big deal about how it's totally a real job and we're not just getting paid to bum around checking out cool stuff on some fat company's dime. It's work, you guys! We...

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Walking Portland

Reasons Why You Should Walk Through Portland

Becky Ohlsen, author of Walking Portland, is one of our prolific writers. She is constantly out hiking and researching and writing books for us. So it was nice for Becky to slow down just a bit and amble through the streets of Portland, observing all its...

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Walking Seattle, Clark Humphrey, Wilderness Press, urban hiking, urban walks in Seattle

Changes You See When Exploring Seattle On Foot

It’s been seven years from the original edition of Walking Seattle to the new one. What’s changed in Seattle in that time? A better question: what hasn’t? The Jet City’s beautiful geographic features are still here: the setting on a saltwater inlet, the lakes, the waterways, the hills. And...

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Walking Denver, Mindy Sink, spring walks in Denver

The Best Springtime Walks in Denver

Denver is magnificent outdoor playground year-round, but it's especially lovely to get outside when the sun gets warmer and flowers start to bloom and your puffy gets relegated to the back of your closet. With the new edition of Walking Denver out just in time to explore...

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Walking Denver, Mindy Sink, spring walks in Denver

The Most Quintessential Walk in Denver

I recently met someone who asked me if I could pick one walk from my book for someone who had never been to Denver before, which one would it be? That’s a hard question! The 32 walks in the second edition of Walking Denver range...

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Appalachian Trail

A Mountain, A Beer, and a Big Birthday

One of our favorite long trails is turning the big 8-0 this month. In honor of this momentous occasion, we asked one of our favorite Appalachian Trail authors, Lafe Low of Best Hikes on the Appalachian Trail: New England, to pen a birthday post. So the Appalachian...

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Wilderness Press 50th Anniversary, Sierra North, Thomas Winnett, old guidebooks

The Magic of an Old Guidebook

It’s safe to say that bibliophiles appreciate the tactile aspects of reading. The smell of new ink. The satisfying feel of cracking open a new hardcover. The crinkle of pages turning. The sight of a tattered, earmarked, well-loved novel. Now imagine holding in your hands a...

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