Slow Travel

Why walk?

Every two years or so, my husband Patrick and I save, and plan for a long walk or pilgrimage. We walk together, carrying our packs and organise all our travels and accommodation ourselves.
We love the opportunities walking and "Slow Travel" offer... time to slow down, leave work behind, take the time to meet people, enjoy the natural environment, discover new cultures and languages, wander through ancient amazing history, architecture and of course enjoy the local food!
There is a wonderful ever increasing group of like minded travellers and pilgrims who are happy to share their stories, information and recomendations

2009 - Camino de Santiago 800 km: http://www.pilipalapress.com/ (great guidebooks, maps and information) http://www.csj.org.uk/ 




2011 - Lycian Way 500 km: we purchased the Kate Clow guidebook http://cultureroutesinturkey.com/the-lycian-way/

2013 - Via Francigena 1000km  from Switzerland to Rome: lightfoot guidebook, http://pilgrimagepublications.com/pp_2014/product/lightfoot-guide-to-the-via-francigena-vercelli-to-rome/  my blog of our pilgrimage  http://anitaraftery.blogspot.com.au/ http://www.viefrancigene.org/en/



2015 Spetember - October - Via Egnatia 475 km(and some exploration of Albania) we purchased a guidebook from http://www.viaegnatiafoundation.eu/
We plan to walk the section from Durres to Thessaloniki approximately 27 days of walking 
475 km.  




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