Tag Archives: walking

Hello from Goodland

We did it. We walked 20,349 to circle the globe from Goodland, Kansas, to Goodland, Kansas. And we did it all with the help of Kansans who picked up pedometers at Hometown Teams host and partner sites, counted their steps, … Read full article »

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Aloha from Hawaii

Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii! Our walking initiative for Hometown Teams has taken us around the globe and back to the U.S., to the 50th state. As landlocked Kansans, we’re eager to try surfing, a sport with a long history in Hawaii, … Read full article »

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Hello from the Pacific Ocean

We’ve crossed the Atlantic Ocean, now we’re crossing the Pacific, with our sights set on American soil. We’re not walking as much as swimming across the ocean, and as we sidestroke and backstroke along, we’re thinking about the 15,500 miles … Read full article »

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Hello from Tokyo

Hello from Tokyo, Japan! Kansans have walked 12,962 miles on our quest to circle the globe for Hometown Teams. We’ve reached Tokyo, home of two great spectator sports: baseball and sumo wrestling. American Horace Wilson is credited with introducing baseball to … Read full article »

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Hello from Seoul

  Hello from Seoul, South Korea! While in Seoul, we’re taking a break from our usual sports activities in favor of competitive gaming or “e-sports.” Competitive gaming is the national pastime in South Korea, replacing former favorites baseball and soccer. … Read full article »

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Hello from Beijing

Hello from the Forbidden City in Beijing! Kansans have walked 11,650 miles to the capital city of China. Beijing recently made international headlines for its selection as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the first city to … Read full article »

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Hello from Tajikistan

  Hello from Tajikistan! We’ve traveled an amazing distance of 8,414 miles from Goodland, Kansas, to Central Asia. Mountainous Tajikistan is a destination for climbers, hikers, skiers, and adventure sports fans. We’re enjoying the scenery and we’re also enjoying learning about … Read full article »

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Hello from Baku

Hello from Azerbaijan! Together, Kansans have walked 7,409 miles from Goodland, Kansas, to the former Soviet republic on the Caspian Sea. The 12th-century Maiden Tower is one of the sites we’ll see in the capital city of Baku. It’s an … Read full article »

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Hello from Istanbul

  Hello from Istanbul! Together, we have walked 6,311 miles from Goodland, Kansas, to the largest city in Turkey. The historic Blue Mosque, built in the 17th century and so named for its interior blue tiles, greets us as we continue our … Read full article »

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Ciao from Rome

Ciao from Rome! We’ve walked 5,433 miles to the home of the Colosseum, the Roman amphitheater, completed in 80 AD, where 50,000 spectators watched gladiatorial combat and even naval battles (the massive structure could be filled with water). Ancient Romans also … Read full article »

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