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What Every Travel Fanatic Needs

What Every Travel Fanatic Needs

We all know the travel fanatics, you might even be one yourself. They can’t go long without planning their next trip, and however long they go away for it never seems to be enough. There are loads of great experiences that can be gained from travelling, seeing new places, and navigating new cultures. All these experiences are unique, and no one else will experience the  same place in quite the same way as you. This is why so many people…

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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award! Recently, I received an email informing me that the Bucket List Project was nominated for Liebster Award by Andreea of 10TravellingTips. If you don’t know Andreea, she’s a Romanian ex-flight attendant that shares her traveling experience, after visiting more than 60 countries, by adding 10 easy travel tips for each place visited. So what is the Liebster Award? The Liebster Award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Earliest cases of the award go as far back…

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Funny But True Things about the Camino de Santiago

Funny But True Things about the Camino de Santiago

On Monday, June 27th, 2016, I embarked on perhaps one of my greatest adventures of 2016, to fulfill Bucketlist item #109) Walk the Camino de Santiago from France to Santiago, Espana. The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James, is 490+ mile pilgrimage often starting in St Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela, Spain where it is believed that the remains of the Apostle St. James the Greater are buried. People make the pilgrimage for many reasons: a retreat for their spiritual growth,…

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Win a DVD copy of The Way

Win a DVD copy of The Way

EXCERPTS FROM MY CAMINO DIARY – WEEK 5

EXCERPTS FROM MY CAMINO DIARY – WEEK 5

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago July 29, 2016: Sarria – Gonzar Today started out stressful. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to get back into my albergue but to no avail.  That is…

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Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 4

Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 4

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago July 22, 2016: St. Martin del Camino – Astorga Today we we returned to the beautiful walk as we walked with Maya, Amelia, and their SoCal family from…

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Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 3

Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 3

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago. July 15, 2016: Hontanas – Boadilla Another long day! We had as a group decided to leave early to walk another 28 kilometers. Today I realized why the…

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Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 2

Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 2

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago. July 8, 2016: Viana – Navarrete I woke up this morning feeling great! My left foot still was really sore and tender but a little better and the…

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Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 1

Excerpts from my Camino Diary – Week 1

** let me start off by saying that I am writing these diary posts from my cell . So please excuse the format, look, possible grammatical errors, and feel of this presentation for normally I would have a laptop but wanted to disconnect is much as possible while walking the Camino de Santiago. Week 1: A hard lesson in humility! July 1, 2016 What a physically rough day. They warn that this day is by far the hardest, but come…

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The Symbol of a Pilgrim

The Symbol of a Pilgrim

The scallop shell (in Spanish: concha de Vieira) has, over the past centuries become the recognized official symbol of the famed Camino de Santiago.  It can be seen throughout the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.  Sometimes it is engraved on posts, sometimes painted on signs, and through some of the more populated areas, as part of their official street signs or emblazed into the road.  This has been done throughout most of the Camino in order to guide pilgrims along the way. Not only is the scallop a…

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