Posts tagged Walking Guide
Why Walks Make the Best Dates

Your Next Date. Planned!

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead

Whether it’s your first date or your five hundredth, swap the played-out dinner-and-a-movie for something that will woo your boo with your creativity and thoughtfulness. Here are 3 science-backed reasons (and 2 walking date ideas) why your next San Francisco date should be a Sidewalk Taste.

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Literary Ghosts, Rebels of a Generation & Boozing in Havana with Hemingway

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Sherri Caldwell

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

We sat down with Sherri: author, journalist, teacher, world traveler, Mom to three, Rebel Housewife extraordinaire and the creator of our new favorite Sidewalk: City Lights, Kerouac & North Beach Beats: A Literary Adventure.

She dishes on the rise of the book nerd, literature as a travel guide, and the travel nightmare her family can’t ever forget.

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Near Death Experiences in the Pyrenees, Salvador Dali & Preserving the History of America

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Jason Sherman

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Meet Jason Sherman, filmmaker, tech entrepreneur and Wharton instructor. He dishes on the importance of the oldest bridge in America, the power of film and the wonder of theme parks.

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12 Hours in Reawakened Downtown Los Angeles

Art Deco in the Morning, Dim Sum for Lunch, Speakeasies at Night

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

For decades nobody visited Downtown LA if they could help it, and if they had to, they would clap shut the tops of their convertibles, lock their cars and pray the sun did not set on them.

Those days are over. This collection of three Sidewalks shares the stories, cultural icons and context to gain a newfound appreciation for the rise, fall and rise of Downtown LA.

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Top 5 Winter Wonderland Walks

Guaranteed To Warm Your Holiday Spirit

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

As 2017 comes to an end, it’s now or never to unthaw the Yuletide spirit. Our recommendation? Sensory immersion. Go for a walk in a winter wonderland in your hometown and take in all the sights, tunes, smells and samples. We even made it easy for the Ebenezers out there and did the research so you don’t have to.

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9 Photos To Inspire You To Explore

The High Line Park - New York City

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

The High Line is a prime example of New York’s ability to to transform, adapt, and re-invent itself. Today the rail cars have been replaced with wildflowers, the locomotives are gone and pedestrians are the victors. The once abandoned railroad track is now one of the top attractions in New York and is ready for you to explore.

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The Season of the Spooks

Start A Scary Tradition

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

This Halloween season, explore your hometown from a new perspective: go on a spine-chilling, supernatural haunted walk. It may explain a few things. And who knows, perhaps an annual haunted walking tour will become part of your family’s Halloween tradition.

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4 Alternatives to the Pumpkin Spice Latte

I Secretly Love PSLs

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

I’ve held out for 14 years to drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Today I sipped my first one. Passport to Flavortown!

See how PSLs have altered the trajectory of my life. And while you’re at it, check out 4 alternatives to the Fall classic that will broaden your coffee horizons.

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Unexpected Sumo Matches, Judging Vacations & the Art of Meandering

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Katie from The Budget Backpack

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Meet Katie, the Guide behind “Boston to Cambridge: Parks, Brownstones and a Killer Skyline.” She opens up on why to cross bridges, the joys of solo travel, and best way to explore Boston.

 

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The Cronut of the Dumpling World

What's That?  |  Xiao Long Bao

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Like meat on a stick, the culinary concept of meat stuffed in a dough pocket is a fairly common one. There exist a multitude of dumpling variations from around the world: Italian ravioli, Japanese gyoza, Polish pierogi, Tibetan momo, Indian samosa, Latin American empanada, Korean mandu and dozens more.

On the vast plane of dumplings, there is one variation that stands above the rest: Xiao Long Bao - the Shanghainese soup dumpling. It does something that no other dumpling dares: it incorporates a warm broth inside of the dumpling.

Curious? We’ll explain what it is, where it came from, how to eat it, what separates the good from the bad, and where to find it.

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Elevated Avocado Toast, Gut Health & Why Everyone Should Be a Solo Traveler

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Kara, The Travelling Dietitian

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

In each edition of “Word on the Street,” we interview a Guide to learn about their Sidewalk and some of their best travel stories.

Meet Kara, the Guide behind “Healthy Food Tour of Greenwich Village: Vegan Tex Mex, Coconut Froyo & Artisanal Coffee.” She dishes on corporate morning calisthenics, inspiration for new recipes and the rise of clean eating in New York City.

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The Sticky Story of the S’more

What's That? | S'mores

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Happy National S’mores Day! Today, we add a segment to the “What’s That” encyclopedia with an exploration of the treat’s mysterious origin, the scandalous history of its components, and a discussion about chocolate with our friends at Dandelion Chocolate.

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A Staring Contest in Washington DC, Chinese Explorers & Silk Worm Culinary Surprise

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Gilbert

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

In each edition of “Word on the Street,” we interview a Guide and ask about their Sidewalk and some of their craziest travel stories.

Meet Gilbert, the Guide behind “Heroes of the Past: Tributes from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.” He dishes on symbolic architecture in the Nation’s Capitol, Bhutanese monasteries, and 15th century seafarers.

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The Marina Date Walk

Taking the Work Out of the Date

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Whether it’s the girl you keep flirting with on Bumble or your better half, this walk from Pacific Heights through the Marina will put a smile on her face and keep a few extra dollars in your pocket. So, stop Yelping and Googling, just follow along, she’ll love this.

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3 Reasons to Take the Sidewalk

The Best Way to Explore? Walk!  

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Don’t take Uber. Don’t take Lyft. Go on foot and take the sidewalk.

Life can feel like a race sometimes. Sprint to beat the traffic. Dash to get to the restaurant. The chase is part of city living, but it doesn’t have to be. Next time you’re rushing in your hometown or traveling in a new city, take the slow approach to exploring. I’m a huge fan of relying on your two feet and ten toes to really see a place. Here are three reasons why walking is the way to go.

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Why We Travel

Maybe It's In The Genes

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

What gives some of us the urge to visit a place searching for a necessary level of discomfort, while others seek out the shores of the familiar? What if our lust to wander isn’t just an itch we have a subconscious urge to scratch? What if we are genetically predisposed to desire to see new things? What if our genes are the triggers of curiosities that only new experiences can satisfy. Is there a scientific explanation why some of us are self-diagnosed with the travel bug, while others are happiest in places they are already accustomed?

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