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Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago (Armchair Travelers Series)


Join independent travelers Susan and Ralph Alcorn for a digital slide presentation of their five week 500-mile trek along Spain's ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, the burial place of the apostle St. James.

Come walk with the Alcorns into quaint medieval towns in the high mountains of the Pyrenees, through the fertile red soils of the wine-growing Rioja region, across the forbidding meseta, and into the lush green region of Galicia.

Susan will read short passages from her book, "Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago" to provide you with some of the legends and history of the centuries-old trail. Come prepared to take
part in an inspiring Camino adventure!
Further info: (415-927-5006)

Susan's Latest Blogs

Jan.26.2011 - 2:55 pm
Along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route of northern Spain
I like to write on a variety of topics, so my inspiration comes from many places, people, and things. My favorite writing retreat, however, is the trail. In recent times, I've...
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May.05.2010 - 7:56 pm
Stream crossing in Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail
Maybe you have a commonly held fear -- such as of spiders or snakes -- that undoubtedly has been passed down in our genes from ancestors that wanted to survive. Perhaps you are...
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Jun.30.2009 - 11:59 am
www.examiner.com/hiking-in-san-francisco/susan-alcorn I write articles for examiner.com and they call me San Francisco Hiking Examiner. I write primarily about regional hikes (...
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Oct.21.2008 - 5:45 pm
Kilimanjaro Awaits
I received a funny e-mail today -- at least I thought it was funny. At the same time, it would be cool if it were to happen. The outfitter that I went with when Ralph and I...
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Comments from Susan

Apr.11.2012 - 5:41 pm
In response to: Where I find my inspiration
Writing in a hotel lobby makes a lot of sense for some people, but it wouldn't work for me. First of all, I wouldn't do...

Published Reviews

Patagonia Chronicle: On Foot in Torres del Paine
Published by Midwest Book Review
Patagonia Chronicle: On Foot in Torres del Paine is an engaging travelogue about the 2009 adventure that author Susan Alcorn and her husband had following the internationally...