San Diego’s premiere walking group

Founder Larry Forman leading a walk along La Jolla Shores

Walkabout’s intention is for all to have a positive, safe experience while enjoying a walk. Our walks provide an opportunity for exercise and social connections where you can talk to different people as you walk along, or just have the company of other walkers if you prefer not to talk.

Membership is never required to participate in any Walkabout walk. Legal criteria requires you to be a Member for most trips and overnight events. 

Learn more about us while you enjoy our website and join us for a walk when possible.


Elaine Berger, President

Here we are already in the month of May, and we certainly have had an unusual spring. While the temperatures have been cooler than normal and we have had a significant amount of rain, that has only encouraged the trees and flowers to celebrate with spectacular displays of color. Significantly, May is National Walking Month and there is no better place to go for a walk to enjoy nature’s beauty than right here in San Diego. I hope all of you can get out and enjoy our beautiful home as much as possible. We have been looking to do some spring cleaning in our office space. We have a significant number of travel books, photo albums and mementos that we would like to move to loving new homes. If you are interested in any of these items, please stop by the office M, W, F between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to\ browse. May is also time to celebrate Mothers and honor our military. While most of us no longer have mothers who are living, we hold them dear in our hearts and wish all the new young mothers the best of everything. While Memorial Day weekend is
our first holiday of summer, take a moment to remember and honor all those before us who served and sacrificed so we can have this holiday. Have a safe and beautiful May.

Month At A Glance

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Oct 7-14, 2023

As travel restrictions are easing, Walkabout International is looking at ways to again add more excitement to our walks by designing a variety of both local and international walks. 

One event that we are excited to tell you about is a CROATIAN CRUISE along the Dalmatian Coast. We have blocked ten cabins on a small cruise vessel that only has 18 luxury cabins. We already have deposits on five cabins, which include some walk leaders. The trip begin in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 7 October 2023 and end in Split, Croatia on 14 October. 

Our cruise includes airport pick-up and dropoff at the vessel, your luxury cabin, meals, and sightseeing. All cabins on upper and lower deck have wonderful ocean views. 

2023 seems a long way off, but it’s just around the corner. People are “on the move again” and many tours and cruises into 2023 are already booked out, so we have chosen one of the best months to cruise and sight-see in Croatia.


 We are using a well-known small-ship cruise line, Zantium Cruises. With just 18 cabins onboard, we will be spoiled by our 8-person crew as we enjoy the scenery, delicious meals, island exploring, and so many extras added. 

We will be responsible for our own air arrangements which allows us to use airline points, our favorite airline and add before/after accommodation, if we individually wish. 

Our cruise has been booked through Viaggio European Tours, who specializes in European walking/sightseeing small-group touring. For full details, www.viaggio-tours.com. On the front page, click “Croatia 2023,” then “M/V New Star.” 

An optional Walking Tour is available at the end of the cruise. Details on this 3 day land-based tour can be viewed at www.viaggio tours.com/extension.

If you have any questions, please text/call our Walkabout Board Member, Carole Ericson at 858- 829-1282. To reserve a cabin, a deposit of $500 per person is required. To reserve your cabin, go to https://www.viaggio-tours.com/contact-us and fill in your information; you will be emailed a reservation form. As this cruise has been booked directly with the cruise line, we are able to invite non-Walkabouter friends and relatives to also join us. An added bonus!

WALKABOUT BOARD MEETING Tuesday, May 9th at 10:30 a.m. Zoom meeting invitations will be sent via WalkaBlast before the meeting. If you have any concerns you think the Board should address, please send your questions/suggestions to Elaine and she will see that they are added to the agenda for the meeting.

All Members Are Welcome


Friday Zoom teleconferences

Due to the CV-19 restrictions, we are having a casual Zoom teleconference each Friday at 10:00 Am PST and all are invited. We share our coping experiences and renew friendships with other Walkabouters. Active subscribers with email addresses are receiving email notices of each meeting. You are welcome to share that invitation with others. 

If you did not receive an invitation, you have come to the right place.  Friday morning before 10:00 you will find a block right below which will allow you to join our Zoom Walkabout meeting. You can also sign up for our newsletter or update your subscription information by going to Subscribe and completing an application.

Unfamiliar with the Zoom experience, please go to https://zoom.us/ and take advantage of the information you will find there. I look forward to seeing you at this valuable experience. Stan F 619.222.344

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