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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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On Tour in Andalusia

Duperier’s Authentic Journeys had its inaugural tour of Andalusia in 2019, and the verdict from the group members Sandy and Ramsay Stallman is that we delivered an awesome experience.

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A helping hand on the Camino

Pilgrims visiting Melide wonder why this crux has shows Christ with his arm hanging down. Is he pointing the way towards Santiago? We look at the possibilities.

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2021: The Holy Year of Jacobeo

For prospective pilgrims who are Catholic, 2021 is a very special year in the life of the Camino, in that it is a Holy Year, also known as the ‘Jacobeo' or ‘Xacobeo’.

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All roads lead to Santiago de Compostela

The desire to make a pilgrimage is something that the faithful have had for centuries. Pilgrimages are a common feature of many world religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Shinto.

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A brief history of Roncesvalles

Roncesvalles, a small village in Navarre in northern Spain and the starting point of the Duperier’s Authentic Journeys Roncesvalles to Burgos tour (Laurie Duperier’s favorite path!), has plenty of history and legend dating back to 778 AD. 

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Bridges along the Camino de Santiago

Along the Camino de Santiago we walk over many old bridges.

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The secrets of Lugo

You may have never heard of Lugo, but it is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Spain. Founded by the Romans 2000 years ago, it started as a small group of houses dedicated to the Celtic god of light, named Lugos.

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Pilgrim traditions at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrim traditions at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

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The many ways of the Camino

The many ways of the Camino

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