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Why Walk the Camino de Santiago?

Facade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

by Classical Pursuits founder and longtime walker Ann Kirkland For some, walking is a time-wasting and arduous chore when there are so many faster ways to get from A to B. And days-long hiking is a pointless and punishing undertaking. For others, the idea of a pilgrimage smacks of self-denying […]

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Come Walk with Us

Come Walk with Us

By Gary Schoepfel [Editor’s note: Only a few spaces remain on our June 2017 trip The Road Less Travelled: Caminho Português. Renew your mind, body, and spirit on our journey that combines walking a centuries-old pilgrimage route with the pleasures of being in nature and sharing conversation among friends old […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN—Reading the Road on the Camino

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN—Reading the Road on the Camino

Our Camino trips create a rather different balance between reading and walking, with the latter taking up most of the day and leaving time for shorter discussions of briefer works in the early evening. But Dante, Wordsworth, Thoreau, Emerson and others have made the strong link between words and walking. […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE—Who Is a Twoo Pilgwim?

TODAY IN LITERATURE—Who Is a Twoo Pilgwim?

  Ann will be off on the Camino in a couple of weeks. She is busy putting in long miles, checking her feet, gathering her gear, and rechecking her feet. Along with taking long daily walks through some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable, the group will gather over wine […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN—Wonder While You Wander with Ann

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN—Wonder While You Wander with Ann

All of our TRAVEL PURSUITS are variations on the theme of discovery. We travel as seekers of experiences and insights we do not find at home. Taking Your Soul for a Stroll: 160 kilometers on the Camino de Santiago is a bit different from our other trips in two respects. First, […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — Come Take Your Soul for a Stroll with Me

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — Come Take Your Soul for a Stroll with Me

I devote most Fridays to a day-long walk through Toronto’s extensive ravine system with about 25 fellow devotees. What are we devoted to? We are devoted to walking and to the Camino de Santiago. All of us have either walked (sometimes many times) or are preparing to walk the Camino. […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Camino Reflection + AV Memory (by Mssrs. Schoepfel + Marquis)

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Camino Reflection + AV Memory (by Mssrs. Schoepfel + Marquis)

This past fall I took my soul for a stroll. When I set out from León, Spain, with Santiago on my mind, I had no notion of just how much that undefinable part of me wanted to walk. Apparently, it had been whispering to me for some time. Apparently, I […]

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GUEST BLOG – Marsha Faubert reports from the Camino de Santiago

GUEST BLOG – Marsha Faubert reports from the Camino de Santiago

We are now two thirds of the way to Santiago and looking forward to completing the journey we began together only one week ago. After meeting in Madrid, our group made our way to Leon where we were met by our guide Jason, an expat Brit who has made Spain […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Unexpected fall openings to Camino de Santiago and to Turkey

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Unexpected fall openings to Camino de Santiago and to Turkey

Travelling can open a window out onto the world around us and into our selves. Two of our trips this autumn maybe offer a little more of one or the other: TAKING YOUR SOUL FOR A STROLL: 160 km along the Camino de Santiago October 15- 27, 2013 On our […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – 1000 km .. with kids?

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – 1000 km .. with kids?

The Camino  is full of mysteries and surprising revelations.  This is the blog of the amazing family we met from Taos, NM (both parents are alumni of St. John’s College, and they have been walking for over two months). http://caminantequixote.wordpress.com/about/ We keep bumping into them and being ever more impressed with how […]

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