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I come from the Italian Apennines and spend much of my time over there at my grandma's home. One of the things I've always loved the most is taking a very long walk across the valley on Sunday mornings that starts from home to Bedonia, a town in the center of the Taro valley. It's a long walk into the green fields and a lot of fresh air at the edge of the wood. It's not unusual, during the walk, to meet hedgehogs and sometimes even deers or a fox.
Once in town I go get focaccia bread, have a walk around the colorful houses and tiny streets and go back home ready for lunch after a 10 km walk and many hills. I have happened to walk even further along the river, up to Compiano's Castle, but then after a couple of times I realized it was a little too much for a morning walk..!
A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a self guided historic walk, downtown Springfield. The walk, "The Lenski Walk", was included with our renewed membership to the Westcott House. Lois Lenski was a Springfield native, writer, illustrated, and contributed to 98 children’s books. To make the walk even more interested we created a challenge, we would each create artwork inspired by our walk. He took some amazing photos which can be seen on his blog, https://www.jeremymuddphoto.com/blog. And I created my first fully digital illustrated map.
During this stressful time of quarantine, my mother has suffered from high blood pressure and cabin fever--two things that don't mix well. I didn't realize the severity of her health issues until we tried to walk around the lake at her apartment complex, a walk we had done many, many times before, and realized that she could hardly make it around anymore. Everything on the walk felt like a danger. I documented those dangers--and my fear for her-- in this map.
Walking around Margaret Island is one of my favourite activities when I visit my home city, Budapest. It has a rich history dating back a millenium including tatars, Medieval monasteries, kings' residencies and poets. This beautiful park that sits right at the heart of the city, got its name from Pricess Margaret of Hungary. It's the one place where my family of four always go for a walk when we are in town. I love the story that unfolds through its landmarks and beautiful trees.
Here are a few of my favorite restaurants and cafes in the charming Bishop Arts District-- a historical shopping and entertainment district located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. This area only spans a few blocks, so it makes a perfect spot for an afternoon stroll in the city!
Kaas Plateau also called as the 'Valley of Flowers' is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Satara district of Maharashtra. Over 850 varieties of flowers bloom here after the monsoon season every year.I got a great sense of satisfaction after I ticked it off from my travel bucket list. Within a 6-7 km radius walk one can find over 25 different species of flowers. Some flowers even bloom once in 7 years! The plateau is a sight to behold with various shades of pink, purple, magenta and yellow.
As a family of 5, we love exploring all of the local (and not so local) outdoor hiking opportunities in and around Illinois with our girls. Spring Valley in Schaumburg, Illinois hits all the buttons for us: epic play area, prairies and trails lined with blackberry and black raspberry bushes in June and July, an awesome Nature Center, covered picnic areas, a heritage farmstead with animals and BONUS-- it is all FREE to explore and enjoy.
The map takes us into the beloved 'Baug'(Park) of the Baroda city, that was developed more than a 140 years ago for a benevolent king for the people of his kingdom. It points out all the heritage structures housed in the park along with the wonders that embellish the park. It also draws out on personal experiences as well and brings out the true nature and ambience of the park.