Climbing the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Dublin

Climbing the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Dublin
... Sugar Loaf are definitely worth raising a glass! Unfortunately, you will need a rental car and a good map to reach the mountain. While many other walks and hikes in Dublin can be reached on the DART train, a rental car is essential to reach the two-lane country road where this hike begins. To climb the mountain, take the R755 from Kilmacanogue towards Roundwood. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you round the bend to find a few cars parked at the side of the road and see a break in the...
June 2nd, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, hike, walk

Honolulu’s Annual Turkey Trot

Honolulu’s Annual Turkey Trot
If you need to burn off some Thanksgiving calories before the big Thursday feast and you enjoy running/jogging/walking, the Honolulu Marathon Clinic is presenting its 35rd Annual Turkey Trot, a popular Thanksgiving Day tradition, where the fastest runner rarely wins the top prize! This 10-mile run begins this Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand near Waikiki and awards prizes to those who finish closest to their own predicted finish time. Why 10 miles? Because marathoners learn...
November 25th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Pleasant River Walk: Historic Cannery Row, Steveston

A Pleasant River Walk: Historic Cannery Row, Steveston
... many of the wharf-side restaurants, Steveston is one of Vancouver’s  most interesting places to spend an afternoon. I have both cycled and walked the dykes at Steveston, but this day my friends and I walked along the paved river path, enjoying the pastoral quietness of the river, with fishing boats sailing past and people out enjoying the sunshine in the Great West Cannery Park, Imperial Landing Park and popular Garry Point. “Cannery Row” as it used to be called because of the...
October 4th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Pleasant Stroll along False Creek from the Roundhouse.

One of the loveliest places to walk or cycle in the city is along False Creek.  This past weekend I started from Waterfront Station, caught the Canada Line to Yeletown/Roundhouse station and walked over to eh Roundhouse Community Centre where there was a Mexican Fest. The new metro line makes it so easy to get to the Roundhouse and Yaletown.  The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre has activities and entertainment for all ages with a variety of prorams, concerts, art exhibits, dancing...
September 17th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cycle, History & Information, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, recreation, sculptures, walk

A Lagoon Walk, a Swim at the Beach and a Seawall Stroll

SUNDAY walkS WITH RUTHAKI: From Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park to Second Beach and along the seawall to English Bay (see map links) . This is one of my favorite walks, especially on a hot summer day.  I take the #19 bus down into Stanley Park,  walk through the rose gardens and under the underpass, then make my way along the shaded path by Lost Lagoon. This is the nesting grounds for many species of birds including non-native Mute Swans, Canada geese, Great Blue Herons and numerous species of...
July 20th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beach, Family Friendly, Outdoors & Recreation, park, parks, sailboats, sunsets, swim, swimming pool, walk

Walk (or cycle) the south side of False Creek

SUNDAY walkS WITH RUTHAKI I started this walk from the skytrain station at Science World (Main St.)  This pedestrian walkway was opened a year ago but I hadn’t as yet ventured on it.  I have, in the past, cycled that way but not along the newer part of the path.  The way is all paved with a portion for cyclists.  On your left is the construction of the 2010 Olympics Athelete’s Village.  These impressive buildings blend in with the luxury condos that you’ll see a little farther...
April 28th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: birds, cycle, Family Friendly, jog, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, sanctuary, scenery, sealife, walk

Walk the Historic West End: Davie St. to English Bay

A walk WITH RUTHAKI It was too rainy for a walk this Easter Sunday so instead I headed downtown in the sunshine Monday afternoon.  This time I decided to walk in the West End, starting from Burrard St. and walking along Davie St. as far as English Bay. The rainbow banners hung on lamp posts all the way down Davie St. are a clue that this is the heart of Vancouver’s gay community.  On the left is the venerable brick building at 1022 Davie, once the Embassy Ballroom, now Celebrities , Vancouver’s...
April 14th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beach, heritage buildings, History & Information, nightclubs, Outdoors & Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, shops, walk

Take a Walk on the East Side: Commercial Drive

SUNDAY walkS WITH RUTHAKI #2 It’s Sunday and Commercial Drive is abuzz with shoppers and browsers.  Not only the locals are out enjoying the Spring weather, but folks come to visit from all over the city.  “The Drive” as it’s known by the locals, is a popular meeting place with it’s wide selection of coffee shops and cafes with outdoor patios.  It’s ranked one of North America’s 15 hippest neighbourhoods by Utne Reader. There are interesting boutiques...
March 30th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ethic, Family Friendly, History & Information, music, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, shops, The Arts, walk