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    Heads up re: new Verizon phones

    Beginning July 1, if you purchased your phone with Verizon it's locked for 60 days from your purchase. That means I can't take my brand spanking new iPhone with the fancy camera on the Camino! I'm bummed and will have to buy a new, cheaper phone in Europe.
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    Outerwear is my last remaining dilemma before I start walking on September 7. I expect to finish around October 20. It's the variation in temperatures that's confusing me. I tend to run cold but sweat a lot and will quickly shed layers. I'm taking one short and two long sleeve, ultra lightweight...
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    Trail Runners or Boots?

    I'm walking the Camino Frances from September 7 to late October. I'm aware of the debate regarding trail runners vs. boots and I'm still undecided! Lowa Renegades vs. Hoka One One's? One thing I'm questioning is warmth, especially during October. All advice is appreciated!
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    Amazon Prime Day!

    If you know the equipment you want to take with you on the Camino but it's too pricey at REI or another store, Amazon Prime Day starts at midnight EDT (US time) on Monday, July 15, and goes for 48 hours!
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    Changing Routes

    I am planning to start the Camino Frances in early September but am really concerned about the crowds that I keep reading about. That's not what I expected, but with the increased popularity of the Camino I guess I'm not surprised. Peace, solitude, and reflection -- not compatible with the...
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