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Seven Tips to Make the Most of the Camino de Santiago

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A travel book for those interested in hiking the famed Spanish trail.
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A journey of a thousand miles... well, you know the rest.

  • Jun 8, 2011
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(special thanks to Savvy Communications of Louisville, KY, for providing me with a reviewer copy!)

So unknown to me until I read this book, it turns out that in Spain there’s a really, really long trail that people like to walk along for, primarily, religious reasons. It’s called the Camino de Santiago, and it’s apparently quite the trip. Several days of walking along a well-beaten path with plenty of places to stop and sleep and generally have a good time.

Now it’s highly unlikely that I, an atheist, am going to go on a religious walkabout. That said, I still found Seven Tips to Make the Most of the Camino de Santiago to be very entertaining and highly useful! See, I do enjoy taking hikes from time to time, and this book is chock full of good tips for anyone who wants to do long hikes of any sort, even urban ones. Say, for example, that you wanted to do one of those three day cancer walks. This book has stuff in it that you would find relevant! You’ll learn what you should take, what you might want to take and what you should leave at home. You’ll also learn just how very important a good pair of shoes can be.

Admittedly most of the content in this book is directed at people who intend to walk the Camino de Santiago, and if you’re one of those people, you’ll likely be even happier with the book. You’ll find very specific, detailed information about lodgings, prices, procedures and what you can expect on the trail. You will not really want for anything in the way of information after you’ve read the book.

So for anyone who is into long hikes in general, or who plans to do this specific one, I highly recommend having a look at this book. It will be very useful.

A journey of a thousand miles... well, you know the rest.

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