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    LIVE from the Camino Connecting with people on the camino

    My tip is to forget for this purpose (the Camino) that you're a 19-year-old queer vegan and to think of yourself in these days simply as a peregrino, one of the community of peregrinos out there with whom you share so much else aside from whatever may be differences of age, sexuality, and/or...
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    My new anti blister strategy

    I went St. Jean to Santiago last September in $24 boots from Big 5—because they'd served me well for many years (though not physically the same boots, of course)—and REI walking socks. The way I avoided blisters was being mentally attuned to "hot spots" and putting tape over any that showed up...
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    Concerned

    Yes, you are in for a rude awakening. On the Camino, as in the rest of life, God challenges us. But the challenge when walking the way of the peregrino is not—as you surely will find if you follow your plan—to be focused throughout the day on: Where will I lay down my head tonight? Where’s my...
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    All-ages walk

    I walked the Camino last September with my granddaughter, 22. I was 79. We had wonderful meetings and exchanges with peregrinos of all ages for 500 miles. I will be walking again this coming September, but she won't. I'll be alone or with a friend in his 70s. I'm looking for suggestions, since I...
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    What are some Common Camino Misconceptions?

    It's a common misconception to overvalue the Compostela (and the gathering of stamps to fill it). This is a thing. It's a piece of paper. The Camino is about how your heart changes. Walking the Camino, I've seen many too many peregrinos giving insufficient attention to interacting with the...
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