In Memoriam: Gene McCullough

Our community suffered a heartbreaking loss this past weekend. Our colleague and friend Gene McCullough died on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was doing what he loved—biking and exploring the neighborhoods of Denver, CO. Gene was the webmaster of this website, chapter coordinator, hospitalero, mentor, friend, and so much more.

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COVID-19: What You Should Know

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American Pilgrims is echoing official advice from numerous sources to postpone all international travel. We will continue to pass along news from the official and authoritative sources listed below. As of August 9th, Spain, Portugal and France are all under US State Department level 4 travel advisories (“Do not travel” due to COVID concerns). Click…

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In Memoriam: José María Valadés Castillo

Luis Gtiérrez Perrino, President of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago, shared with American Pilgrims that José Ramón Barranco passed away on February 27. He was 92 years old. José Ramón Barranco, Perrino notes, has played a significant role in the Spanish Federation for many years. A member of…

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In Memoriam: David Gitlitz

of Rhode Island and were joint authors of “The Cultural Guide to the Camino de Santiago” and “Pilgrimage: From the Ganges to Graceland”. 

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New videos uploaded to the American Pilgrims on the Camino YouTube channel!

American Pilgrims is happy to debut four videos featuring some of our members! Visit our YouTube Channel and you can hear the history of American Pilgrims on the Camino, learn about the impact of our Grants program, appreciate the value of our hospitalero training and listen to our members tell why they joined and what…

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Supporting the Camino and Our Community

It’s safe to say these past weeks have been among some of the most tumultuous and emotional that many of us have experienced in our lifetimes. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt by individuals and families, companies and communities across the United States and around the world. What has struck me during…

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Real ID Deadline Delayed until May 3, 2023

The original enforcement date was set for October 1, 2020, but the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has once again extended the deadline for Real ID enforcement to May 3, 2023 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. What is Real ID? In order to use your driver’s license to board a commercial aircraft, your license will…

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