January 8, 2018

Midway through the second climb after leaving O’Cebreiro, I was cursing the author of my guidebook, who had left out vitally important information. I had been promised a downhill walk the day after the big climb. Nowhere had it stated that two major climbs happened bef...

July 17, 2017

El Camino de Santiago is one of the world’s great pilgrimage routes and also a UNESCO World Heritage site, with monuments of historical significance all along the way.

Its origins predate Christianity, though it is best known as a path walked by Christians and others fo...

April 12, 2013

Favorite Things

Few things will put you back in the present moment like a taste of your favorite thing. For me, it is yummy avocado. But what to do when it seems that avocados are no longer in season?

I was confronted with just such a situation last week, when after a da...

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