By Vicki Barnes

imageThe best (and cheapest) way to discover a place is to walk. Talk to people…in your own way, be a reporter: ask questions – and really listen to the answers. You can find the free things, cheap eats, secret spots, art galleries, fishing holes, etc. that no one puts in the tour books.

Walking is your free gym. It is your path to cheap fun. You’ll see things you would miss in a car or other transport. You can duck into back alleys or sneak up a hidden stairway. You can see art in a back yard or critters in a puddle under a dock. Explore the world on foot. You’ll expand your horizons and it’s (mostly) free.