Travel + Leisure: Special Report

March 2006

Special Report

Strategies – star treks

Lace up your walking shoes. Below, the best book, audio, and group tours in pedestrian-friendly cities worldwide.

by Sarah Kantrowitz and Bridget Moriarty


BOOK – the anecdote-filled Boston Foot Notes: A Walking Guide (Saben Books), by Jame Yager, follows five popular beats, from Back Bay to Charlestown.

AUDIO – The free Boston Freedom Trail Audio Tour ( guides visitors through 2 1/2 miles and historic sites in the cobblestoned city.

GROUP – Visit the culinary markets of the North End’s Little Italy ( with Boston resident and professional chef Michele Topor.