The air is soft, with a salty tang. It cleans your pipes on the way in. Palms dot wide sidewalks in front of sand-colored brick and stone buildings. You share the space with local characters, vacationers and island workers in khakis and tropical shirts.
You're ambling down The Strand in Galveston, everyone's favorite Texas island town and one of the best places in the state to explore on foot, where there's as much to see and do after dark as in daylight.
A brightly painted facade on the 1882 Greenleve, Block & Co. building on The Strand.
Most travel writers like to walk. You catch nuance you'd miss from car, train or bus.
Blogger and writer Irene S. Levine gathered vignettes from seven travel writers about their favorite cities to explore on foot, including mine on Galveston. Whether you're an armchair traveler or planning your next trip, check it out on Irene's blog: More Time to Travel.
But before you go, take a second here to share your favorite towns to walk. I'll wave if I see you there.
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