Author Archives: Diane McDonald

They warned us that it can rain anytime in Galicia!

While the Camino experience is most uplifting it is not devoid of challenges. The coastal route of the Camino Portugues is now well signposted but at times the path ends abruptly at a sandy beach where signage is absent or … Continue reading

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A Different Way – Our Camino Portugues by the Coast

Week one of our coastal Camino provided varied and colourful vistas of both the hinterland and the sea. We set off in Povoa de Varzim, once an important ship building town during the Age of Discovery. Our path, a boardwalk … Continue reading

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A time of wonder

A bridge over the river Minho marks our border crossing into Galicia, Spain. Fortress remains on both sides of the river remind us of the turbulent history of this region. While the landscape is quite similar to Portugal the architecture … Continue reading

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Our Way through northern Portugal en route to Santiago 

Before commencing our Camino we explored the magnificent medieval city of Oporto. One member of our group described the city silhouette as a pop up card with the city emerging like a fairy tale image. We had our pilgrim passports … Continue reading

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Travel Enriched 2018 Spring Tours will soon begin!

At last the long wait in the lead up to the Travel Enriched Spring Tours 2018 is nearly over! The coming month will see us following three of the lesser travelled Pilgrim trails to Santiago de Compostela. First up is … Continue reading

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Research with a difference! 

During the past week, in preparation for a bus tour planned for Spring 2019, two members of the Travel Enriched team have been busy exploring southern Portugal. Particularly interesting places visited on the south west coast include the small town … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: A unique experience for all who travel along The Way

Mid September marked the start of our long awaited European Autumn tour along the Camino Portugues. In Oporto a panoramic photo of the city skyline sparks memories of our initial day spent exploring the city’s fascinating medieval core. Next morning … Continue reading

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New ‘Camino with a Difference!’ itineraries posted: Join us in 2018 on one of the lesser traveled pilgrim trials to Santiago de Compostela

In 2018 we are offering three Camino tours along several historic pilgrim trails, each one leading to Santiago de Compostela. All three tours are conducted over 13 days and include accommodation on the night before the journey begins. Luggage transfers … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino: Upcoming Camino Portugues & what’s ahead for 2018

The time is fast approaching for the start of our September tour along the Camino Portugues.  This 10-day journey through northern Portugal and the Spanish province of Galicia commences in the magnificent medieval city of Oporto and leads to Santiago de … Continue reading

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Walking on the Camino: And now for something different! Following the Camino Mozarabe by bus

After completing two walking tours along the Camino del Norte and the Camino Portugues, our third European Spring tour was by bus commencing in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Commencing in Granada we travelled over 1200 kms and visited … Continue reading

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