The Walking Traveler

A prolific writer, Chris Englert‘s new ebook, Two Carry-Ons and a Plan: Retiring as Full-time Nomads is available on Amazon for your Kindle or the Kindle app.

Retirement on a golf course in Florida? Yawn. Bingo nights? No thanks. Reruns of Gilligan’s Island? Ugh.

Retirement doesn’t have to involve you and a golf course, a bingo blotter, nor a remote control. Retirement can be full of change, excitement, and fascinating new experiences.

You can become an intrepid explorer, a globe-trotting nomad, and an endless adventurer. Eat delicious treats along the Danube, track the Monarch butterfly migration in Mexico, and wander the Scottish highlands. Take language lessons, cooking lessons, dance classes.

Explore ancient and beautiful sites, make friends from all over the world, and bask in balmy temperatures all year round. You can even take cruises, hike the world’s trails, and sleep in castles.

And you can do it without breaking the bank.

This book tells you how with a little love story thrown in.

Buy today so you can start planning your getaway right now!

Magic happens when you travel

As the Walking Traveler, Chris has released an ebook. Available on Kindle only (you can download the free app if you don’t have a Kindle.)

Travel Magic Postcards: Vignettes from the Walking Traveler

Travel Magic appears unexpectedly, turning travels’ moments into memories. Wander-lust through these postcards from the Walking Traveler’s round-the-world adventures with the Hubs and the Tween. Read excerpts from trips to Moscow, Machu Picchu, Prague, The Galapagos, Greece, Peru, Iceland, and Germany.

30 great hikes within Denver’s C-470 loop

When all you want to do is lace up your shoes and get on a trail, turn to these urban walks, which take you through 30 local nature areas with many choices that are just a few minutes’ drive from home. Varying from 2-8 miles, these routes are Denver’s best urban hikes. The trail descriptions are supplemented with maps and anecdotes that invite you to explore.

The Best Urban Hikes: Denver

• Easy-to-follow routes along trails and through Denver’s neighborhoods
• Urban hikes for all abilities, with routes ranging from 2 to 8 miles.
• Special coverage of the 9 Creeks Loop, a 42-mile urban hike on Denver’s best trails.

An intimate look at Denver’s many parks

This easy-to-use, informative, and fun guidebook covers the range of what Denver has to offer, from tiny pocket parks to expansive open space, classic park facilities to conservation zones. It even explores destination parks in the foothills just beyond the city. Each park’s listing includes:

• Icons for key features: accessibility, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, views, historic significance, public art, gardens, unpaved trails, paved trails, lakefront, riverfront, spray park/wading pool, horseback riding, and–because it’s Denver–winter sports.

• Notes for other major amenities, such as restrooms, shelters, playgrounds, and more

• Public transportation, driving, and parking directions

• Details on each park’s history and size
History and descriptive highlights such as sledding hills, water features, mountain biking paths, and more

• Ways to extend your park visit with easy add-on walks or bike rides to other nearby parks or attractions

Discovering Denver Parks will keep families, walkers, dog-lovers, and kids of all ages busy with year-round exploration and fun!

From Athmar Park to Windsor, Denver’s 78 Neighborhoods

Denver, a great city to walk, has 78 neighborhoods just waiting for you to explore. From the Athmar Park Neighborhood to Windsor Neighborhood, Walking Denver’s Neighborhoods gives you the backstory of each neighborhood, read a bit about its parks, and discover a curated loop for each neighborhood, ranging from 2-5 miles long.

With an interactive map for each neighborhood, you’ll find routes and turn-by-turn directions for walking all 78 neighborhoods.

Organized alphabetically, enjoy Denver from a pedestrian point of view. Each map offers a safe, enjoyable walk through the major landmarks and parks of each neighborhood.

Learn about Denver by foot, get some exercise, and really get to know this fabulous city. With 78 neighborhoods to choose from, walk one or walk them all! Check them off as you walk the entire city and county of Denver.

This is a perfect book to set up as a challenge. Walk one neighborhood a week for more than a year, one neighborhood a day throughout the summer, or one every day until you’re done. No matter how you tackle the book, you’ll experience all that Denver can offer by foot.

On-line and In-print Articles and Books

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Walking with Denver’s Bison | | Denver, CO

Making Friends while Walking | | Denver, CO

“Return to the Roaring 20’s: Saenger Theatres Then and Now” | Coast Magazine | New Orleans, LA

“Saenger Theatre Comes to Life Again” | Pensacola Magazine | Pensacola, FL

“Take a Hike!” | Pensacola Magazine | Pensacola, FL

Power Writing for Executive Women | Ghost Writer | Patricia Westheimer, Scott Foresman and Company

The Best Urban Hikes: Denver | Colorado Mountain Club Press | Denver, CO

Discovering Denver Parks: A Local’s Guide | Mountaineers Books | Seattle, WA

Walking Denver’s Neighborhoods, 2nd Edition: From Athmar Park to Windsor, Denver’s 78 Neighborhoods | Amazon | Denver, CO

Travel Magic Postcards: Vignettes from the Walking Traveler | Amazon | Denver, CO