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A is for Anxiety and Alzheimer’s

Finding the pockets of grace in a heartbreaking disease. This is not just a book, it’s a real-life passport into the unpredictable world...

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The Royal Camino

The past few days have been hard on me.  Traveling every day and a new place to sleep at night.  I’m feeling so drained and just...

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Camino Day 7-9: The days are blending together.

Dad and I decided to stay in and cook dinner at the albergue tonight. We’re in Astorga, the “chocolate capital of Europe”...

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Camino Day 5 & 6: Making connections instead of footprints.

Not walking every day is starting to get to me. I want so badly to be going the distance each day. That’s what I came here for. Not...

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Camino Day 4: It was love at first bite.

I woke up… no, I was woken up by Dad. I was sleepy and stiff and not looking forward to the day. Then I remembered. It’s...

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Camino Day 3: Today was a good day

We adjusted my shoes just right so that my feet were cushioned and I barely noticed the pain. I did awesome. I thought I’d only make...

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4 Great Tips for Beating the Fear of Flying

My battle with the fear of flying had limited my travel options for at least 25 years. This is hugely embarrassing because for most of...

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Camino Day 2: I’m not having a very good time right now.

We stayed in the Roncesvalles monastery last night. There were still bunk beds but much, much nicer and comfortable. They have little...

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Camino Day 1: Ouch!

I got maybe 10 minutes of sleep last night and woke up angry and stiff. Then, I noticed I had a bad blister on my toe. This was not a good...

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Stage 1: Saint Jean to Roncesvalles

Makenna and I stepped foot onto the Camino early this morning. We weren’t prepared. I’d slept fitfully and Makenna told me as...