About the Book
So, when Alex Chang approached me about doing an efficiency retreat along the Camino, I initially did not like the idea. I’ve heard about conferences that have hard-hitting classes in the morning followed by an afternoon of lounging around or bar-hopping. That type of schedule really didn’t interest me because after the first afternoon of lounging, I wouldn’t want to go to any more classes. If we’d need to follow a strict schedule, I didn’t want to lose the “pace freedom” that I enjoyed back in 2011. And if we’re supposed to be hiking each day, who’s going to want to sit for a long workshop at the end of the day when you’re tuckered out, or at the beginning of the day when you’re just waking up and you’re wondering about what that day’s hike will be like?
But while walking our dogs one evening, I came up with a great plan! (Do you see what walking can do for you?!) The “retreat” would actually start with tutorials well before the trip to help you prepare for leaving work behind so that you’re not living on your phone while walking. In the 12 months prior to our hike, I’ll send you a combination of videos, brief articles and checklists that will help you prepare in your work and personal life for this journey.
Our dear friend, Carol Rodriguez, influenced our life in many ways with her quiet strength, infectious laughter, and thirst for travel. In her honor, profits from the sales of our travel photojournals will be donated to the Carol Schuetz Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to deserving journalism majors who graduate from Harlandale ISD in San Antonio, Texas.