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Three Ways to Make Travel Adventures More Memorable

by Meredith Mullins on February 15, 2016

Clown in the carnival celebrations of the Canary Islands; travel adventures of the best kind. (Image © Meredith Mullins.)

Welcome to the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival.
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Carnival Celebrations in the Canary Islands

When I told people I was headed to the Canary Islands, most folks responded with some form of a “W” word. Where? What? . . . and the ominous Why?

Some had heard of the islands, but couldn’t quite place them. Most had not.

Even as I finalized this trip from many possible choices, I wasn’t quite sure myself where or what these islands were. Or if canaries would become a dominant theme in some strange Hitchcock-like way.

What’s Underfoot on the Camino de Santiago?

by Eva Boynton on April 28, 2015

Feet in sandals standing over a sign of the Camino de Santiago, showing the different routes that cause travel inspiration. (image

Carried by their feet, pilgrims from around the world follow the signs of the Way of St. James.
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Every Kind of Travel Inspiration

Not because I’m religious,

Not because I believe in spirits,

Not because I love Spanish cuisine,

And not because I needed to be punished.

I just wanted a long walk.

—B.C. Tørrissen

This is one pilgrim’s reason to walk the Camino de Santiago. More than 100,000 people every year walk the International Heritage Trails. They come from all over the world, taking different routes to reach the same destination: the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

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