I work full time (from home) in our family-owned web-publishing business. I publish over 20 websites/blogs and spend each of my days online surrounded by news stories, articles, technology, “plugins,” blog themes, and… most importantly… coffee and chocolate. Lots and lots of coffee and chocolate. When it comes to websites, mobile devices, e-readers, and anything remotely “tech-y,” few things really surprise me any more. In fact, after so many years doing this, it takes something pretty darn cool to impress me.
What I’m telling you about today actually made me pause and think, “Well, that’s just cool.”
Needless to say, it’s always best to see a city, state park, or other attraction in person. There’s nothing like walking around a town, taking pictures, and meeting its people to give you a real “feel” for what makes the town special, but the second best option is to see the city virtually.
That’s where A Walking Tour of Kentucky comes in. If you can’t make it to one of the three cities highlighted (Louisville, Lexington, or Frankfort) in person, you can visit them and enjoy a “walking tour” thanks to the Look Up America! series. These virtual walking tours serve several great purposes.
- They could be very useful to people who will be visiting (or even moving to) a particular town.
- They could be fun for someone who used to live in a city and would like to see how things have changed – as well as how they’ve stayed the same.
- If you (or someone you know) is studying Kentucky History, the information in this series could be A LOT of help.
When it comes to education and/or entertainment – these tours are pure gold.
Look Up America! Description:
There is no better way to see Kentucky towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour from the LOOK UP, AMERICA! series. All walking tours from walkthetown.com are available for your favorite tablet or mobile device. Look Up, Kentucky! includes walking tours of Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort.
The Look Up, Kentucky! walking tour ebook (Look Up, Kentucky! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Bluegrass State) sells for $2.99 but can be downloaded for free from Kindle between February 20 and February 24.
A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great photographs? These Kentucky walking tours are ready to explore when you are.
Doug Gelbert, who has authored over 400 such walking tours, describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical Kentucky landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Kentucky streets is included.
For more information about each of the Kentucky Cities, click on the following links:
For more information about the Look Up, Kentucky! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Bluegrass State, click the link.