Sharing where you have been

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Camino Presentation

Today I got to share where I have been. I loved my camino and raised $7500 for Surrey Services for Seniors as I walked from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostella and then on to Finisterra via Muxia a distance according to my phone of 532 miles. Although recently on some local hikes my phone seems to under report the mileage according to friends. 

Anyway, I love talking about my Camino Portugues and had the chance today to share the Camino with some members and had a lot of fun. We recently put up a sign in our kitchen that says Do More of what makes you Happy. I did that today. 

I enjoyed the company of these members, one of whom came from Galicia the area of Spain where Santiago de  Compostella is situated. There was great energy from these Seniors and some very thoughtful questions as well. 

European camino routesMany of the people I met on my hike were older than myself, so I don't see any reason why any of these members would not be able to enjoy a Camino of their own. There are so many Camino routes and so many ways to walk the Camino.

You can go freestyle like me, with a pack on your back and really no plan at all of where you are going to stay; just seeing how far you get and where you can find to stay. There are companies who will plan the whole trip out for you, hotels booked, luggage transferred so you carry very little each day and then there are also all the methods in between as well.

I talked about the people I met, the different surfaces I travelled, where I stayed, the food I ate and a typical day. I showed photos of the major cities I walked through, the signs that direct your path and many other points around the camino.

Camino Presentation

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good deal Nick, letting people know about your trip and sure they have lots of great questions.


Mar 14, 2019 01:09 PM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi NIck... that must have been fun sharing your experience and I bet it felt a bit like you were back doing your camino!

Mar 14, 2019 01:39 PM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have always shared our experiences whether they are local or on the Continent.  We have an upcoming biz and research trip in a few months, and well will be sharing some of that also. A

Mar 14, 2019 02:23 PM #3
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing hope you will continue making memories.

Mar 14, 2019 02:57 PM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

That's a lot of walking, Nick. Good for your body and good for your soul. How nice to share your adventures and experiences with others. 

Mar 14, 2019 03:21 PM #5
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

You had a wonderful experience, Nick; I'm glad you get to re-live it by sharing with others.

Mar 14, 2019 04:53 PM #6
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nick,
It's so fun to share a special trip.  It inspires others and gives you an opportunity to relive the experience. 

Mar 15, 2019 04:46 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Nick. This is very special post and I enjoyed reading it. Nice to share your experiences and relive them too.

Mar 15, 2019 07:46 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So cool that you were able to share that experience with people that were truly interested in learning about it.  Awesome that you raised so much money!

Mar 15, 2019 10:05 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nick- I'll bet there were some visualizing themselves taking such a trip. It was fun for me to follow you on Facebook during your travels. 

Mar 15, 2019 08:40 PM #10
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Will Hamm I was impressed with the questions, they were very thoughtful.

Nina Hollander my energy jumps when I am talking about it. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel sharing can be inspiring for someone else, that is how I ended up on my camino

I am a big believer in making memories Pat Champion 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I am walking with a new friend tomorrow and looking forward to it.

Mar 18, 2019 01:31 PM #11
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Lottie Kendall it allows me to relive it and feel it all over again.

Carol Williams exactly, my energy jumps back to being on the camino and all the sights, smells and flavors.

Sheila Anderson I enjoyed meeting the people who attended and one of them knows two friends who are walking this year. Small world.

Brian England I always like helping others and raising funds for Surrey allowed me to enjoy the walk and when it was a struggle to push through knowing it was doing so much good.

Kathy Streib one of the ladies said she wanted to walk with me if she went. I am not sure she would agree if she saw the pace i go.

Mar 18, 2019 01:35 PM #12
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