While summer vacation is perfect for exploring an exotic land or new-found city, it’s also a lovely opportunity to discover unnoticed sights and sounds, even flavors, in your own back yard. For the latter, illustrator Kate Pocrass created this fun alternative journal. Inspired by this summer’s annual road trip stylebook, Adventures in Style, we’re offering you the opportunity to win a copy of Side Walks: A Journal for Exploring Your City.
This charming journal is your guide as you “wander, discover, and document the unexpected everyday charms of the city you call home.” So in the spirit of discovery, we passed it around the office for two weeks, filling it out and sharing our discoveries. And as you can see in the collage below, this book is filled with fun prompts that urge you to make lists of the foods you’ve indulged in, to find fun colors in the world around you, and to “sit, relax, and observe” the world around you. How often do you just right fly past the quirky details of your very own neighborhood while running from here to there?
Side Walks has inspired me to rediscover my own little corner of San Francisco, and I’m sure it will do the same for you! If you’d like a chance to win a free copy of this book, join the discussion by leaving a comment below in regards to this month’s topic.
Imagine taking a “staycation” in your hometown. Where would you go?
- You have until Thursday, June 28, 2012, to participate.
- Though you may leave comments after the above date, any comments left after 11:59 p.m. PT on June 28 will not qualify.
- Only comments left on this blog post will be counted into the giveaway.
- We will contact you via e-mail if you are a winner.
- For more information, please see our Contests & Comments page.
As always, we can’t wait to read what you have to say! Happy travels wherever you go!