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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 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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A walking floral tribute

Our co-founder’s backpack becomes a vase packed with springtime wild flowers each time she walks the Camino. We explain why.

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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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Letting go at the Cruz de Ferro on the Way of St. James

The Cruz de Ferro (the Iron Cross) is one of the most iconic places on the Way of St. James.  It calls us to truly embrace one of the fundamental practices of being a pilgrim: to pack lightly. Put another way, carry only what you need.

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Spain’s Celtic connection along the Camino de Santiago

While many associate Celtic culture and history with Ireland, Scotland, and other regions in north-western Europe, roots of Celtic origin also exist strongly in the Galicia region of Spain, considered by many to be the seventh Celtic nation.

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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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Transformations

Anyone who ever met me for more than 5 minutes knew about Gunny. He is one of my soul mates and I love him more than life itself, so his death has been very hard for me.

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Discover the "End of the Earth"

Learn about Cape Finisterre at the end of the Camino

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Surviving the botafumeiro!

A look into the intriguing "smoke spreader."

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