Walkabout's 40th Anniversary Year

Tuesday's recurring Mission Bay Sunsets walk is cancelled on July 4th 

Friday, July 14 at 11:00 am
The monthly meeting will be held at Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library, Sudberry Room, 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123


Stan Follis Celebrates his 85th Birthday with a great party

We're not just about walking it's the friendships that we form over the years of walking. Stan Follis a long time member and current 3rd vice president of Walkabout's turned 85 on June 3rd. He celebrated the event with a great party surrounded by family and friends. Stan has lead walks for Walkabouts for many years and has accumulated many close friends over those years which turned out to assist in the celebration. Congratulations Stan and thanks for all your efforts in support of Walkabout-Int.  

Stan Follis Birthday Party

Our 40th Anniversary Year continues as Walkabout International has been in the forefront of promoting healthy regular exercise, social camaraderie and discovering new places since its inception in 1977. We have conducted over 25,000 walks covering more than two million people-miles – or the equivalent of walking around the equator over 80 times – for tens of thousands of “soles”!
An all-volunteer non-profit 501(c3) organization offers hundreds of local walks each year along with, low-cost day and overnight trips, parties and potlucks, holiday celebrations and other activities. Come join us during our 40th Anniversary Year where your interests lead you while selecting from our numerous walks, hikes and activities.


 Joys of Walking
Saturday, November 11, 2017

In partnership with Scripps Health Foundation, Walkabout International presents: The Joys of Walking - a free festival celebrating 40 years of the wonders of walking in San Diego and Beyond! The event will take place from 10 am to 1 pm at the Corky McMillin Companies Event Center at Liberty Station.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Susan Taylor, former NBC News anchor, now Director External Affairs at Scripps Health.

Keynote speakers will include a Scripps Health Care integrative cardiologist and authors Maggie Spilner with 20 years as Senior Editor of Prevention Magazine and Robert and Martha Manning, authors of two books on the blissfulness of the joys of walking.

Following the talks, there will be various walks around Liberty Station.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us. More details will follow as we get closer to the event.

Featured Trip
Bus trip to Riverside County - Saturday, December 9

Our first stop will be at the Old Town Farmers Market in Temecula. Our next adventure takes us to Tio Tacos - a traditional taco shop with funky, eclectic, folk art behind the building. All of the art material is either found or recycled.

Then to a docent led tour of the famous Mission Inn which is comparable to the Hotel Del in Coronado. Lastly, we will experience the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn at dusk. Millions of lights will create a magical experience. Details to follow in future newsletters. Phone the office to be placed on an interest list for the Riverside Mission Inn.

Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details about any of the following.

40th Anniversary Events & Overnight Trips

Louisiana Late September
SE New Mexico Late October
San Antonio Riverwalk  Early December
40th Anniversary Boat Tour November
40th Anniversary Trip Reunion December


Specific Needs for Volunteers (Mailing Helpers, Office Helpers)

Our mailing crew needs additional help once per month. Bev Stebbins and Charlotte Sedgwick are captains, and they could use help.

We need someone to backup Stan F. with labels, subscriptions, and computer issues.

We need someone to monitor the office one day (four hours) consistently during the week (16 hours per month commitment).

We will be losing a board member soon, and we need a replacement with good judgment and hands-on skills.


  • Balboa Park with ranger tour
  • Free Tuesdays at museums in Balboa Park
  • Receive help with your write-up, contact us with any ideas for walks, etc.!

If you are interested in these specific opportunities or any of our volunteer positions, please call the office (619) 231-7463.