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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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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 – The Camino offers respite and refreshment. Really? Really!

TRAVEL PURSUITS – The Camino offers respite and refreshment. Really? Really!

“For a man that goes on a pilgrimage does best of all if he starts out with the heart of a wanderer, eager for the world as it is, forgetful of maps or descriptions, but hungry for real colours and men and the seeming of things.” -Hilaire Belloc As it […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Award-winning photos from the Camino and Vietnam/Cambodia

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Award-winning photos from the Camino and Vietnam/Cambodia

Drum roll please…. Let’s hear a big round of applause for Betty Duggan, Merlene McAlevy and Victor Levin (yes, Victor, again.) CAMINO Betty Duggan took this photo in a small Galician village, several days outside of Santiago de Compostela. Lorna Romilly takes a break with our terrific guide, Jason Preater, […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Day 3 caminando

Today is our third day of walking. You would never know we are in Spain. This part of the country looks and feels like Ireland, lush, green, wooded, hilly, stone fences and houses, slate roofs. The rain has stopped and the temperature has been perfect. It feels like magic lives […]

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GUEST BLOG – On the Camino with Sergio Vazquez

GUEST BLOG – On the Camino with Sergio Vazquez

I received an email the other day from Toronto friend, Sergio (aka Serge) Vazquez, who is making his second attempt at walking the Camino in his native Spain. I find his account inspiring and beautifully written. I pass it along for those who will be joining me on the Camino […]

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TRAVEL + TORONTO PURSUITS 2013 – A sneak peek

Details are being firmed up. Check back often. TRAVEL PURSUITS – 2013 MARCH – Richmond Virginia, The Civil War (4 nights) We will explore this wrenching era in American history that  pitted neighbour against neighbour and in some cases, brother against brother through some of the finest American writing that emerged […]

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