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My Camino: Patricia Schultz

We had the pleasure of walking with Patricia Schultz, author of the phenomenally successful travel book 1000 Places to See Before You Die on the León to Santiago de Compostela leg of the Camino. Here, Patricia shares her thoughts on her experience with us.

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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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Has the quest to find the Holy Grail been fulfilled?

An artifact scholars, historians, researchers, and popular film characters have sought after for centuries may have finally been identified.

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Who were the protectors of the Way of St. James in ancient times?

By the 12th and 13th centuries, over half a million pilgrims were making their way across Saint James Way each year. At this point in time, kings and clergymen had begun to build hostels, roads, bridges, and hospitals to accommodate the needs of so many travelers.

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