Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Publisher's Press Release

Here is the publisher's press release: 


CONTACT: Tanya Sylvan, Wilderness Press 
Think you know Washington, D.C.? Have you stumbled upon D.C.’s “secret” tax-free shopping? Want to learn how best to snag a visit to the White House or one of Washington’s 171 embassies? Do you know where some Supreme Court justices like to dine?   

In Walking Washington, D.C., author and insider Barbara J. Saffir gives the low-down on all this and much more as she leads urban adventurers on 30 self-guided tours that blend culture, nature, newsy tidbits, and plain old fun. In addition to serving up the revitalized capital’s beloved cultural icons, this first-of-its-kind D.C. guidebook also treats readers to a yummy buffet of lesser-known fun facts that bring the city alive. From the majestic monuments of the National Mall and the magical historic district of Georgetown to the colorful neighborhoods of Adams Morgan, U Street, Penn Quarter, and D.C.’s coolest new riverfront neighborhoods, this Metro-friendly guide is an indispensable road map for visitors and Washingtonians alike. 

Part of Wilderness Press’s award-winning Walking series, Walking Washington, D.C. is a must for inquisitive urban adventurers, whether they’re locals discovering their city with fresh eyes or visitors who are in town for a few days and seeking a truly authentic D.C. experience.

With clear maps depicting each walk, parking and public-transit info, in-depth walk descriptions paired with concise route summaries, and points of interest keyed to each walk, there’s no better way to discover the Nation’s Capital than on foot with this guide.

Walking Washington, D.C.
30 treks to the newly revitalized capital's cultural icons, natural spectacles, 
urban treasures, and hidden gems
By Barbara J. Saffir
ISBN 978-0-89997-765-2
Wilderness Press, October 2015, $18.95

About the AuthorBarbara J. Saffir has been exploring D.C.’s urban treasures and its softer side for the Washington Post, other publications, and herself for three decades. As a former reporter, political researcher, architecture critic, and nature photographer, she has always adored sharing adventures and discoveries that inspire people to say, “Wow!” She lives in Fairfax, VA.

For cover images and review copies, or to schedule an interview with the author, contact Tanya Sylvan at 205-443-7986 or tanya@AdventureWithKeen.com.

Readers can reach Ms. Saffir directly at BarbaraWalkingDCbook@gmail.com.