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7 Most Popular Camino de Santiago Routes

The Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James is one of the most popular pilgrimage routes in the world. Since the Middle Ages, pilgrims from all over the world have been walking the Camino de Santiago routes leading to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. Nowadays hundreds of thousands of people every year complete …

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Camino de Santiago: A Journey for the Body, Mind, and Soul

 Camino de Santiago: A Journey for the Body, Mind, and Soul “A pilgrimage across northern Spain to the sanctuary at Santiago de Compostela is the finest journey in Spain,” wrote Pulitzer Prize winner, James Michener, in his non-fiction classic Iberia. The Camino de Santiago: At first it was hard to wrap my mind around taking …

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Surf’s Up at France’s Basque Coast

We spent a few days in Basque Country located in the Southwest corner of France in the early spring.  We were delighted to find that this area is France’s other summer playground offering travelers a unique cultural experience as well as beaches galore. The Basque region is comprised of seven provinces, four in Spain and …

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Le Puy-en-Velay: Stepping Back in Time

  If it weren’t for the cell phones and sunglasses, I’d have sworn we were in 16th-century France, walking on cobblestones and avoiding donkey dung on the streets of Le Puy-en-Velay. Peasants in plain brown tunics and aristocrats in velvet cloaks filled the narrow lanes, drinking ale from horns, buying meat pies, watching jugglers and …

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