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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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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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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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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Take your soul for a stroll this October.

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Take your soul for a stroll this October.

Los amigos buenos días, I was sorry to learn that one of our twelve travellers to walk the last hundred miles of the Camino de Santiago this October has had to cancel. TAKING YOUR SOUL FOR A STROLL: A hundred miles on the Camino de Santiago. I would now like to […]

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Taking my soul for a stroll – My Camino Chronicle

Taking my soul for a stroll – My Camino Chronicle

A surprising number of people chose to be armchair fellow travellers as I walked the Camino de Santiago last summer/fall. I posted daily accounts of my physical and interior travels and along with some photos on Facebook. I have now reassembled those day by day notes along with the comments of followers in […]

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