Trail runners or Boots, that is the question.

This is the big question as one starts to plan their first Camino! I have seen people walking in boots, trail runners, sneakers, and sandals. So there is no right or wrong answer. I prefer trail runners. I like the lightweight, comfort, design, and no …

Twelve Lucky Grapes: A New Year’s Eve Tradition in Spain

It’s crazy to think we have had two not-so-great years worldwide. Two years of ups and downs, of confusion, of concerns, of craziness. Those years are behind us now and we must try and look forward to the future with hope and optimism. Even though …

St. Francis and the First Nativity Scene

We all love our Nativity scenes. These have been popular Advent and Christmas decorations for centuries. But were you aware they originated by our beloved St. Francis? St. Francis of Assisi had a special devotion to the Child Jesus. He is credited with creating the first …

A Portugal path of UNESCO Cities!

The Way of Fatima/Carmelite Way As you walk this 111 km pilgrimage, see the beauty of Portugal and experience three UNESCO cities along the Way! Porto “Porto gives you as much cobbled-street charm and dazzling ancient architecture as you’ll get anywhere else in Europe, and …

Traveling is back and 2022 is looking good!

We have just returned from our first pilgrimage since the pandemic started. If I said it was easy to travel at this time, I would be lying. It wasn’t difficult but it just took a little more planning and added a little bit of stress. …

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