My Travel Guide to the South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path Scenery

They say that with all the cumulative elevation gain, walking the entire 630 miles of the South West Coast Path in England is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest four times! That’s approximately 115,000 feet elevation gain total! Earlier this year, my husband and I walked 100 of those miles. That’s a cumulative elevation gain of 19,000 feet! Of course without the snow, ice, glaciers, crevasses, altitude, oxygen tanks, climbing ropes, cold, or Sherpas of Mount Everest, summarizing all the blogs I have written about our 19,000 feet of elevation gain, I present “My Travel Guide to the South West Continue Reading →

My Travel Guide to the Camino de Santiago

502 miles, 47 days, and 25 blogs later, I present to you my travel guide to the Camino de Santiago. There are many routes to take to arrive at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the destination that hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have been walking to for over 1,000 years. I chose to walk the 482-mile Camino Francés from the border with France, across northern Spain. Then I chose to walk an additional 20 miles up the Atlantic coast in Spain on the Camino Finisterre to Muxía. I include links within each section of this travel guide to my Continue Reading →

My Travel Guide to the Cotswolds

A Cotswold Prayer We thank thee, Lord of heaven, For all that thou hast given to help us and delight us. For friends who gladly greet us, For flowers of field and garden, For bees with sweetness laden, For swift and gallant horses, For dogs with friendly faces, For homely dwelling places, For song and kindly voices, For food and sleep and ease- We thank you, Lord, for these. My husband and I spent 12 glorious days walking around the Cotswolds last May. Of the 3,000 miles of public footpaths and roads, tracks and trails, that take you through farmland Continue Reading →

My Travel Guide to Île d’Orléans – Québec City

Île d’Orléans is a small island of only 76 square miles, but with nearly 20 boutiques and galleries representing over 80 artists and craftspeople, and with over 40 businesses and restaurants representing the agritourism industry on the island, Île d’Orléans is large in what it offers the visitor. It is an island where there are no fences between the homes and farms, and where people leave their clothes hanging out to dry on a line in the fresh air. Products are locally made and businesses are locally owned. The one road that encircles the island, the 42-mile Chemin Royal (Royal Continue Reading →