Whether travel stories spring from joy or sorrow, result in change or status quo, they have made this an incredible year for us—we collected more than ninety from strangers we met ... Gerald and Franz walk for five days every year along the Camino de Santiago, the traditional route of pilgrims from all over Europe to the western coast of Spain, picking up where they left off the last year.  We asked why they started their pilgrimage ... and hope listening like this evaporates borders.  Special thanks to the musician, Dana Boulé.

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On the first day of our pilgrimage I barely used my camera.
— Patti Smith