Saturday, January 1, 2011

Fun On Foot In America's Cities-Book Review and Giveaway!!





Fun On Foot (In America's Cities) is a really neat book-perfect for runners and walkers who travel a lot! Author Warwick Ford has books devoted to a few different cities/regions, but "America's Cities" is designed for those who travel...like me. Our family does an enormous amount of traveling, and this handy guide includes maps, and detailed information about walking/running environments (also includes top recommendations) in 14 different cities-Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Diego, NYC, and more! Warwick Ford researched several years, and this book is the amazing result! It is well-worth all the effort he put into it, in my opinion. Better than your average "guidebook", Fun On Foot In America's Cities  includes the important (but often overlooked) details such as restrooms and water fountains along the trails, attractions, restaurants and cafes, and even mileages, so you can track how far you have gone! I am really looking forward trying out some of these recommended routes on my visits to Chicago and Indianapolis in a couple months!

"Travelers, especially involuntary business travelers, face the biggest challenges of all.  We want to get out and run or walk. Hotel gyms just do not cut it.
But when in a place we do not know well, we find it hard to get  out as much as we would like, or maybe get out at all.  We have concerns about possible security risks, road traffic incursions, and other unknowns that might lead to unpleasantness.  I often felt that way during the many years I was a corporate road warrior.
However, all cities have some places where one can run with other runners around and without substantial concerns.  In fact, many cities have very enjoyable, stimulating places to run or walk.  What travelers need, however, is solid, reliable information on the best places to run in the cities they visit. I researched “Fun on Foot in America’s Cities” over several 
years, while a business traveler and a recreational traveler.  I decided to pin down the very best places to run in all the cities I visited and document the best running routes in detail.  My wife Nola became enthused about this project, realizing the benefits of spending more time outdoors in interesting places.  She joined the project, adding the female perspective.

Our book describes the running environments in 14 major USA metropolitan centers and recommends the best running  or walking routes in convenient reach of where visitors tend to stay.  We cover Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC."

Warwick Ford is offering a copy of Fun On Foot In America's Cities to one of my readers!!

Mandatory Entry-
Visit Fun On Foot and tell me which city is nearest you, where you could try out one of the recommended routes!

Bonus Entries-



2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-Tell me if you run/walk outdoors on a regular basis. If so, where? A local park, your neighborhood, etc.

2 entries-Like Fun On Foot on Facebook; leave a comment on their wall telling them you came from Hope's Cafe!

3 Entries-For the duration of New You-New Year event. Add my New You button to your sidebar. Leave 3 comments with a link to your blog.

This giveaway ends Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Fun On Foot website.

25 comments:

  1. Atlanta is the nearest city. I have visited there before and this would be a great book to have the next time I visit.

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