How a Series of Watering Holes, Fords, and Dirt Trails Evolved Into Interstate 35 in Texas
Author: Howard J. Erlichman
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Some five hundred miles of superhighway run between the Rio Grande and the Red River-present-day Interstate 35. This towering achievement of modern transportation engineering links 7.7 million people, yet it all evolved from a series of humble little trails.
To Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre from Irun or Oviedo
Author: Dave Whitson
Publisher: Cicerone Press
This guidebook describes the Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. The 820km Camino del Norte follows the coast from Irún, on the French border, through Bilbao and takes about 5 weeks to complete. The 355km Camino Primitivo splits off from the Camino del Norte near Villaviciosa and passes through Oviedo and Lugo en route to Compostela. It takes roughly 2 weeks to walk. This book also includes an overview of a continuation route from Santiago to Finisterre on the coast. Physically demanding, but not difficult, the caminos are best walked from late spring to autumn. The guidebook is broken into stages of between 15 and 35km, most of which end in a town or village with a pilgrim albergue. There is indispensable information on facilities, food and lodging, 1:1000 scale maps of the route and town maps for key locations. With notes on preparation and planning, travel and equipment, a list of useful sources of information, and a glossary, the book provides all you need to know to walk the camino. Santiago de Compostela, whose cathedral houses the relics of St James, was one of three major centres of Catholic pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. In modern times the Caminos de Santiago have seen a resurgence in popularity, drawing walkers for all sorts of reasons. Passing through the Spanish regions of the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, and Galicia, the northern caminos are popular enough to offer sufficient facilities, clear routes, and a community of pilgrims, without suffering the overcrowding of the Camino Frances.
This Village to Village Map Guide to the Camino del Norte is a lightweight minimalist guidebook to walking the Way of Saint James from Irún to Santiago de Compostela on the Camino del Norte. The Camino del Norte traverses the rugged and stunning northern coast of Spain on a well-marked traditional pilgrimage route replete with pilgrim hostels. With 37 full-color stage maps and over 100 city maps, you'll always know where you and where you're going. Detailed accommodations listings show everything you need to know about pilgrim hostels (albergues) as well as private accommodations for each budget. Planning and route tips keep you informed, in a pocket-sized book that weights just 100 grams.
Includes from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela
Author: Andy Symington
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
The Camino de Santiago has experienced a striking revival. Cutting across Spain from the Pyrenees in the east, to Santiago de Compostela in the west, it leads you through the varied and beautiful ancient kingdoms of northern Spain. Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this medieval pilgrim route. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and along the Camino de Santiago. • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from sampling red wine in La Rioja to the magnificent cathedral at Santiago. • Detailed maps for the Camino de Santiago. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known places of interest, Footprint Focus Camino de Santiago provides concise and comprehensive coverage of Spain’s most famous historical route. The content of the Footprint Focus Camino de Santiago guide has been extracted from Footprint’s Northern Spain Handbook.
Proceedings of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research
Author: Roman Egger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Business & Economics
Proceedings of the ISCONTOUR The aim of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR) is thus to offer students a unique platform to present their research and to establish a mutual knowledge transfer forum for attendees from academia, industry, government and other organisations. The annual conference, wich is jointly organised by the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, will take place alternatively at the locations Salzburg and Krems. The conference research chairs are Prof. (FH) Dr. Roman Egger (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. (FH) Mag. Christian Maurer (University of Applied Sciences Krems). The target audience include international students (also PhDs), graduates, teachers and lecturers from the field of tourism and leisure management as well as companies and anyone interested in the conference topic areas. Issues to be covered at the conference include the following areas within a tourism context: Marketing & Management Tourism Product Development & Sustainability Information and Communication Technologies
The Camino Del Norte is a route that stretches more than 800km across the coast of Northern Spain, ending at the historic city of Santiago de Compostella. Haiku poetry is a short form of verse, originating in Japan, designed to capture brief moments in time. As part of a 50th birthday celebration, the author embarked on a 50 day pilgrimage, covering a total of over 1000km walked, capturing his experience through photography and poetry.