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Walking to the End of the World

In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean. More than two million pilgrims have walked the Way of Saint James, a long distance hiking trail familiar to most Americans by its Spanish name, the Camino de Santiago. Each pilgrim has their own reason for undertaking the journey, and most opt to do only part of the distance. The Jusinos' pilgrimage was about taking a break from the relentless pace of modern life, getting away from all their electronic devices, and experiencing a three-month sabbatical from regular life in order to complete the entire trail. They just had to walk twelve to fifteen miles every day along a generally well-marked path. Simple. 

Beth is not an athlete, not into extreme adventures, and, she insists, she is not a risk-taker of any sort. She does not even speak French or Spanish. But she can tell a story. Walking to the End of the World is a warm-hearted and engaging story about an average couple going on an adventure together, tracing ancient paths first created in the tenth and eleventh centuries, paths that continue to inspire and reveal surprises to today in the twenty first.

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