The Walk of a Lifetime: 500 Miles on the Camino de Santiago

Russ Eanes (Author) Arthur Paul Boers (Foreword by)


Trekking 500 miles on the ancient Camino de Santiago was not just an item for Russ Eanes to check off his bucket list. It was a journey he had dreamed of taking for decades.

At age 61, with his children grown, he was too young to retire but wise enough to know that he needed to reorient the hurried pace of his life. He left his work and took a sabbatical to "reset" himself and the first step was to head to the Camino.

With everything he needed in a 16-pound pack and, equipped with a set of seven simple principles, he took off from St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to walk, as pilgrims have for twelve centuries, across Spain, to realize his dream. It was the Walk of a Lifetime.

In a style that is part personal memoir and part travel memoir, he combines history, spirituality, coffee, culture and humor into an engaging journey of personal rediscovery.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Walker Press
Publish Date
September 02, 2019
5.25 X 8.0 X 0.48 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Russ Eanes is a writer, walker and cyclist from Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has several decades experience in the publishing business and now works full-time as a freelance writer, editor and publishing consultant. He grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Hartford and Chicago, where he spent most of his time in the outdoors. From an early age he had ambitions to become a writer and to travel the world. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in English and Boise State University, with a Masters in Public Administration. He also studied theology and pastoral ministry at Southern Seminary. In 1979 he married the former Jane Fitzgerald and they have six grown children and five grandchildren. In addition to his work in publishing, he has worked for decades in ministry, including work as a pastor and a coordinator of local ministries, and as a university administrator. In addition to walking and cycling, he enjoys reading, gardening, photography and spending time with his family, and continues to have a passion for the outdoors and for the environment. He lives in Harrisonburg, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.