Archive for October 2012

Roman Gladiators

Nothing like a little Roman dress up to start the day! While visiting Rome’s famous Coliseum – get your Gladiator on! Happy Hallowe’en.

Monday Morning Series – Rouleur Pumpkin Heads

Good Monday morning.  I can’t believe it is almost Halloween already! Thought I would share from a halloween tradition – pumpkin carving.  For a number of years, while I raced my bicycle with les Rouleurs de l’Outaouais, the ladies on the team, also known as les Roulettes, would get together for pumpkin carving.  Always a … Continue reading

Pilgrim Menus on the Camino de Santiago

Pilgrim Menus on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrim menus along the Camino de Santiago are sure to satisfy – a three course menu with wine and bread – how can you go wrong?  They were everywhere along the Camino de Santiago.  Finding a pilgrim menu was also a great way to connect and meet new people … Continue reading

Castillo de los Templarios, Ponferrada: Camino de Santiago

Welcome to the medieval city of Ponferrada, home to the Castillo de los Templarios, or Knights Templar Castle. Recently reopened for tourists and made into a national monument, the Castillo de los Templarios marks an important time in history. Officially endorsed in 1129 by the Catholic Church, the Order of the Knights Templar grew in … Continue reading

Grape Harvest along the Camino de Santiago

Grape Harvest along the Camino de Santiago What comes to mind when you thing about Spain? Fiesta? Running of the Bulls? Food – tapas and pintxos? The Siesta? and of course, their marvellous wines! La Rioja, La Navarre, Tierre de Leon and Bierzo – the Camino de Santiago passes through each of these wine regions … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series – Antigua Sunset

Daydreams of boat cruises and Antigua sunsets. Happy Monday Morning! Related Antigua posts: Monday Morning Series: Blissful Beaches in Antigua Antigua: The Beach Is Just The Beginning Monday Morning Series: Antigua’s Galley Bay Cottage Stingray City – Antigua

Albergues and Hotels on the Camino de Santiago (Burgos to Astorga)

Albergues and Hotels on the Camino de Santiago (Burgos to Astorga) Continuing from my previous Albergues and Hotels on the Camino de Santiago (St Jean PdP to Burgos), I am happy to share a few more gems that I found along the way. While I still liked the albergues and time with all the people … Continue reading

You Are Never Alone On The Camino De Santiago

You are never really alone on the Camino de Santiago “Solitude shows us what we should be – society shows us what we are” – Lord Cecil I was often asked if I traveled “The Way” alone or with a group. I found this question to be intriguing as you are never really alone while … Continue reading

5 Romantic Fall Getaways in Canada: Guest Post

5 Romantic Fall Getaways in Canada The turning of the seasons is always an excuse to embrace your sense of adventure and spend some time away. When summer fades into fall and the days begin to get shorter, there’s no better time to take a romantic weekend getaway and explore some of Canada’s magnificent natural … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Open Hearts on the Camino de Santiago

As I walk the Camino de Santiago, there are many messages left along the way…. Happy Monday Morning.

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