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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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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Your Camino Holiday Table

It's that time of year again folks, when we read stories about the most appropriate way to verbalize our wishes for a Merry Festive Happy Holiday Christmas period.

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How a Camino vacation makes you better after vacation

A week or two lounging on a beach can be a great way to take a vacation from work.

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Project Camino

I had the great pleasure to speak with Brendan Bolton of Project Camino recently.

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The Camino de Santiago’s 30th Anniversary as a European Cultural Route

Thirty years ago, the Camino de Santiago was designated as the first European Cultural Route by the Councils of Europe. Launched in 1987, the certification "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" guarantees the excellence of transnational networks showcasing routes of historical, cultural, heritage and social importance.

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Meet Duperier's Authentic Journey's staff!

We would like to introduce you to the smiling faces that make up Duperier's Authentic Journeys. As most of you know, we are a small company privately owned by Juan Carlos and Laurie Duperier. We have walked the Camino for about 25 years, but started our tour company to bring others along with us on our journeys in 2013.

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A look back: 2017 Duperier's Authentic Journeys Camino de Santiago tours

Interview with Juan Carlos Duperier looking back on 2017 and into 2018 Authentic Journeys tours of the Camino de Santiago.

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