Published on MSNBC.com | May 24, 2012 | By Adam H. Graham
“Walking fever,” as Dowhan calls it, is catching on and transcends all age groups. But it’s especially popular with a younger generation that’s always had access to the latest transportation technology (and perhaps wants a time-out from it). It also has particular appeal for those who want to embrace emerging destinations, such as Burma and Namibia — both new offerings from Country Walkers this year. Similarly, tour outfitter Butterfield & Robinson has introduced walking trips to Rwanda’s lush Nyungwe National Park and Iceland’s craggy primordial interior. Mountain Travel Sobek has debuted walking itineraries in Croatia’s azure-lapped Dalmatian islands and along the ancient cliff-side pathways of Colombia’s Barichara region.
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