Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino

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Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino is a story of hiking the Camino de Santiago. Come along with the author on this incredible 500 mile journey across northern Spain. Meet women from different nations. Discover why they chose to undertake this arduous adventure, what they learned, and why they would do it again. More

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About Jane V. Blanchard

Jane V. Blanchard is the author of the award-winning "Woman on Her Way" series. Since retiring in 2011, she has visited sixteen countries by foot and by bicycle and written two books about her wanderings.

Jane was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Upon graduation from college, she worked as a travel guide in Madrid, Spain, and cried at her first bullfight. In 1975, she and her husband Dennis lived in a tent in Winchendon, Massachusetts, for six months (until December) while they built a log cabin. After two years of living off-the-grid, they lived a self-sufficient lifestyle on a five-acre “gentleman's” farm.

Before moving to Sarasota, Florida, she lived in Hampstead, New Hampshire for twenty-four years, where she raised two children, was a soccer and Odyssey of the Mind coach, and received the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Volunteer of the Year Award in 1996. She enjoyed hiking and biking, and climbed twenty of the forty 4,000-foot mountains in New England.
In her fifties, Jane started mountain biking and racing. In 2002, she placed second in the Eastern Fat Tire Association Senior Division. “Even though I was not the fastest competitor, I did attend and complete the majority of that year's races. Just like with the turtle and the hare, slow and consistent wins over fast but sporadic.”

When she married in 1974, her husband Dennis and she joked about creating a lifetime of memories to chat about when sitting in their rockers in old age. Now in her late-60s, Jane is still creating memories, experiencing life as fully as possible, and looking forward to a long future. “I have to live long enough to write about all my adventures,” she says.

In addition to having adventures, Jane enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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About the Series: Woman on Her Way
The "Woman on Her Way" books describe Jane V. Blanchard's adventures on ancient European routes or primitive wilderness trails. Join her on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wanderings as she explores new horizon. Experience with her the challenges of the unknown.

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Sunshine Jen reviewed on Nov. 26, 2012

In 2011, Jane V. Blanchard walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain with her husband. As she walked, she recorded the stories of women she met. These women form the heart of the book and show us that the Camino is not one story but a collection of many. I read this book after I walked my own Camino this year, and I could not put it down.
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