Travel writer Jeff Titelius joins Duperier's Authentic Journeys on the Camino de Santiago

Duperier’s Authentic Journeys is pleased to welcome travel writer and publisher Jeff Titelius on a tour of the Camino de Santiago in September 2018. Jeff is excited to join us on his first Camino adventure.

Why do you want to walk the Camino?

Nearly two years ago, I stumbled upon Emilio Estevez’s “The Way” and I was hooked, not to mention hundreds of thousands of other pilgrims, and began my own quest to find out everything about the Camino de Santiago. I had previously read Patrick Leigh Fermor’s “A Time of Gifts”, a tale of the author’s self-made pilgrimage from Canterbury, England, to Budapest, Hungary; the first of a trilogy of books that ultimately ends in Constantinople. Soon after watching the film, I began to read every book about the Camino I could get my hands on including Laurie Duperier and Ganimedes Duperier’s The Endless Path, not to mention all the online forums I joined and further exploration on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube.

What made you interested in Duperier’s Authentic Journeys?

I first discovered Duperier’s Authentic Journeys on Twitter about a year and a half ago and immediately followed them because of all the great Camino content they shared. Once again, I was hooked into finding out more about this tour company that specializes in unique and quite luxurious ways to experience the sacred path, quite a stark contrast from the traditional pilgrimage that includes bunking down for the night in albergues and dining from the pilgrim menu at local cafés. Authentic Journeys offers something exceptional with deluxe accommodations, tours in the cities along the way, luggage transport and most of all, its tour de force Juan Carlos Duperier who not only guides the tours but shares his love and passion for all things Camino as well as the Spanish culture in general. I knew one day I would be signing up with them for a tour and you know what? Dreams come true. I depart on September 15 for the journey of a lifetime that begins in León, Spain, and continues to Santiago and then to the “end of the world,” in Finisterre. I can’t wait!

What is one thing you are most looking forward to experience during your Camino?

I believe that what I am most looking forward to on my Camino is experiencing the culture, the history and, most of all, meeting fellow peregrinos from all over the world who, like me, were called to this corner of the world to make pilgrimage to the Shrine of Saint James; to walk along the same sacred path that millions of pilgrims before me have done for more than a thousand years. I want to be one with my surroundings, to unplug from all of the 21st-century technology that consumes each of us on a daily basis, to turn my sails into the wind, give myself unto the Camino de Santiago and forge ahead to a field of stars.

About Jeff Titelius

Follow along as Jeff documents his experience on his first Camino throughout his journey on EuroTravelogue.com and on the social media sites listed below.

Jeff Titelius is a travel writer and publisher of EuroTravelogue.com—chronicles of wondrous journeys throughout Europe. As Jeff says, “Wherever the roads or rivers may lead, I seek out cultural connections with places and people.” In addition to his own website, Jeff has appeared on TransitionsAbroad.com, Insight Guides, NRK-Norwegian TV interview, Sommeråpent —among others. Follow Jeff on social media:

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