Looking for an unusual way to celebrate a milestone anniversary, Britta McKenna and her husband, Steven, challenged themselves to walk a portion of el Camino de Santiago in Spain. What started out as a vacation and time away together, blossomed into a “buen camino” (good road) and journey of reflection. Here are six lessons learned along the way.
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@ VOL 3
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Lessons Learned at my Grandfather's Office
BY ROB MACDONALD
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 20, 2014
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BY NICOLAS YOLLAND
@ VOL 43
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Collecting Memories on The Camino
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@ VOL 22
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