Portuguese Coastal Route – Day 2 – Labruge to Aguçadoura

Day 2 of our Portuguese Coastal Route pilgrimage took us from the coastal towns of Labruge to Aguçadoura. The weather stayed within the comfortable range of 50 to 60 degree…

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Portuguese Coastal Route – Porto to Labruge

In February, my aunt and I chose to hike the Portuguese Coastal Route of the Camino de Santiago. The Camino de Santiago is widely considered to be one of the…

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What Pilgrims Eat on the Via Francigena

What do pilgrims eat while they are walking the Via Francigena? Pilgrimages definitely have a spiritual component to them. They’re PILGRIMAGES, after all. However, even the most devout pilgrim needs…

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Why Pilgrim Life on the Via Francigena Felt Like Home

I recently retired after a 20+ year career in the U.S. Navy and immediately started walking the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrimage to Rome.

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How to Walk From Budapest to Vienna

The magnificent Danube river covers a long stretch between Budapest to Vienna. Several bike companies offer 6 or 7-day biking holidays on this popular section. But what if you want…

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Why October is a Great Time to Visit Budapest

October is a fantastic time to visit Budapest! This is one of the best European capitals to visit if you adore fine architecture, culture, and great food. It’s a city…

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Via Francigena Day 44 – Arrival in Rome

Today marks the final day of our 44-day Via Francigena pilgrimage. We awoke knowing we had less than 10 miles left to our destination: St. Peter’s Basilica. Between the trash…

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Via Francigena Day 43 – Campagnano di Roma to La Giustiniana

Day 43 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Campagnano di Roma to La Giustiniana. Distance: 16.2 miles. Weather: clear, sunny; temperature: high-80s. Because we had proceeded past town…

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Via Francigena Day 42 – Sutri to Campagnano di Roma

Day 42 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Sutri to Campagnano di Roma. Distance: 16.8 miles. Weather: clear, sunny; temperature: high-80s. Since we had a long walk ahead…

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Via Francigena Day 41 – Vetralla to Sutri

Day 41 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Vetralla to Sutri. Distance: 16.8 miles. Weather: clear, sunny; temperature: mid-80s. There are some very sweet murals dedicated to the…

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