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Holy year is here!

The Xacobeo (Holy Year) has begun and will extend into 2022.

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A COVID-19 update from Duperier's Authentic Journeys

First and foremost, we hope that you and your families and friends are well. COVID and 2020 have presented challenges to everyone around the world -- physical, emotional, and financial -- and we hope that you have been spared the worst of any of those.

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The miracle of the rooster and the hen

In the first of a series that looks at the many miracles on the Camino, we find out why there is a chicken coop in a church.

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Rediscovering joy in 2021

I sometimes feel that 2020 would not have been believable if it had been a science fiction movie, or even a pandemic movie. It exceeded any notion of what we thought reality could be. But we lived it. Endured it.

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Camino Christmas gift ideas

If someone you love loves the Camino why not treat them to a Camino-themed present this holiday season?

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My Camino: Claude Tranchant

Claude Tranchant found a career as an author after walking the Camino after she left her burdens on the Way.

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My Camino: Lisa Morales

Photographer and storyteller Lisa Morales and her son Thomas are veterans of many Camino de Santiago routes. She tells us how the Camino changed her.

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The Virtual Camino

At a moment when so many are struggling and in need of community, we decided to lead a Virtual Camino to awaken the pilgrim spirit in all of us.

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What does it mean to be a pilgrim in 2020?

After 20 years of walking the Camino de Santiago, I must confess I don’t think I have previously explored fully what it means to be a pilgrim. This year, with at least half of our tours canceled due to the pandemic, I have had occasion to really think about it.

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Who says only people benefit from walking the Camino?

For over a decade, we wanted to take our dogs Gunny and Bacchus to the Camino with us. But in the 2000s, it was really tough to find a place where we could stay with dogs without camping outside and carrying a tent. And they were too old to walk 15 miles or more a day. Thus, we were never able to pull it off. I ultimately brought them both to the Camino with me, though.

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