In partnership with Scripps Health Foundation
Walkabout International Invites all San Diego To Discover:


The Joys of Walking


An Open and Free Holistic, Integrative Festival Afoot Celebrating
40 Years of the Wonders of Walking in San Diego and Beyond!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

10:00am – 12:30pm Talk-the-Talk
12:45pm – 1:45 pm Optional: Walk-the Walk


Master of ceremonies:

Susan Taylor, FormerAward-Winning NBC News Anchor
Currently Director External Affairs @Scrippshealth


Keynote speakers:
 Scripps Health Cardiologist Dr. Poulina Uddin
Maggie Spilner  Prevention magazine Walking Editor and Director of the Prevention Magazine Walking Club
Robert & Martha Manning/author’s of books on infusing blissfulness into everyday walking.


McMillin Companies Event Center in Liberty Station
2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


Please  RSVP HERE or send an email to
by Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to assure a seat


Parking TBA

On November 11th, 2017 Walkabout invites all of San Diego to celebrate the joy of walking during a festival afoot through both “talking-the-talk” with renowned experts from Scripps Health and Prevention Magazine and “walking-the-walk” with notable authors on infusing joy into daily walking. Discover Eye-opening novel, rejuvenating, holistic pleasures of walking:


  • Scripps Health Cardiologist Dr. Poulina Uddin will address the many physical benefits of walking.


  • Maggie Spilner

    Prevention Magazine’s Walking Editor and Director of the Prevention Magazine Walking Club, Maggie Spilner, will “spill” the beans about her prolific encounters with walking experts and the unexpected curative powers they shared with her of putting one foot in front of the other.


  • Dr. Robert E. Mann

    Walking gurus — Martha and Robert E. Manning, authors of Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People (2012)  and Walks of a Lifetime: from Around the World (2017)  reveal innovative ways to bring walking bliss and benefits into everyday life. Doctor Robert E. Manning is the Professor Emeritus and Director of Park Studies Laboratory at the prestigious Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

•   A Concluding  “walk-the-walk” through different paced Walkabout guided one-hour scenic discovery walks in our home base of Liberty Station to put into practice the insights of the talk-the-talks.

Optionally explore an assortment of tempting open-air markets and eateries in Point Loma’s picturesque Liberty Station parklands. Make history with Walkabout on this once-in-a-lifetime festival Join the entire Walkabout family in celebrating our 40 years afoot by uncovering breathtaking beauty and surprising  benefits of putting one foot in front of the other with like minded “soles”.Footnote: Did you know that Walkabout has led over 35,000 walks covering three -and-one-half million miles – that’s the equivalent of crossing the equator over 150 times for countless Walkabout solesDetailed Agenda

10:00 am Entrance to event.
10:15 am Susan Taylor Introductions
10:30 – 10:40 am: Larry or designated speaker
10:45 – 11:00 am: Susan Taylor and Dr. Uddin interview
11:00 – 11:30 am Martha and Bob Manning
11:30 – 11:35 am  Intervie Ralph and Jerrie Hughes
11:35 – 12:00 pm Maggie Spilner
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Closing remarks – Susan Taylor
12:30 – 12:45 pm Restroom break get ready to walk.
12:45 pm Start walking tour with Walkabout leaders.

San Diego Reader Article


40 Anniversary Events Calendar

January 29
We Converged

February 20
Presidents Day Reception

February 25
Bus Tour &  Luncheon

March 4
Open House

March 13
40th Anniversary High Tea

Friday, March 17
Re-Created our “original” Hike

Saturday April 1
Spring Home and Garden Show.


Hornblower SD
San Diego Bay



November 29 2017.  40th ANNIVERSARY BOAT TOUR.  Although there will be no walking on the water, we may be able to get in a walk before or after the boat tour. If you are interested in the details of our anniversary boat tour, contact the office to add your name, phone number, and email address to our list. Once details have been formalized, you’ll receive instructions to sign up and send in a check. Don’t miss our tour d’eau!




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December 16, 2017 . Save the date to celebrate with us as we fete all those who have travelled with us! We’ll meet in our Green Room for a potluck party and prizes to the most-travelled, most-requested roommate, biggest faux pas, etc. You can check out which trips you’ve travelled on in our December newsletter which will include a list of more than 100 trips we have offered in our 40-year history. This is our close-out anniversary bash, so even if you’ve never travelled with us, come to the party anyway! Details in the next newsletter!