According to Suan Alcorn, “After doing 11 presentations in a month’s time about two less-crowded routes of the Camino de Santiago, I decided to take a break.” She and her husband Ralph have returned to France to continue hiking the Vezelay pilgrimage route.

“One of my favorite things about hiking in the less well-traveled routes in France is staying in accommodations called ‘Accuiel Pelerin’ (welcome pilgrims). Usually these are accommodations in private homes and available only to pilgrim travelers. We have a private room, are usually the only guests, and enjoy taking meals with our hosts. Often the food is prepared from their garden and the wine is locally produced. It’s not often that we as travelers get to stay in private homes and to be members of the family. A huge bonus for us has been that several times our hosts have been well-known artists.” The Alcorns’ hike will be about 150 miles– from Saint Amand Montrond toward Limoges.