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Best tool I know for travel planning is to pull out a map and study where you are going. Don’t limit yourself to a tiny GPS based map — get the real thing, unless you enjoy squinting. Before investing in … Continue reading
Hiking the GR-65 can be a classic route to Southwestern France. The route in blue is suggested by this hotel in the region. I walked a more southern route recommended by a local guide through Arudy, Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Mauléon-Licharre and Ordiarp. … Continue reading
Nearly everyone who walks the traditional Spanish portion of the Chemin St. Jacques, also known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostello and The Way of St. James, passes through St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port which in English means St. John at the foot … Continue reading
Camp in the Pyrenees Mountains © http://www.backpackinglight.com One difficulty I encountered was ambiguous sign postings along parts of the route. A path continuation may have two or three options and occasionally there was no clear choice. It seems like the … Continue reading
Watch the trailer from Icon Films. You may also enjoy this article about the spiritual aspects of walking the Pilgrimage Path.
The day burned bright and hot; I sniffed the purple grapes ripening in fields cultivated by Ilarria and Brana wineries. Could I sample the wine at dinner in St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port? Vineyards exuded steamy scent from the grapes nearly bursting their skin. … Continue reading