About the Author

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Life after stepping out of the working world has led me in unexpected directions.

As a recently retired political science professor and longtime newspaper journalist, I uncovered a passion for distance trekking when I walked Spain’s Camino de Santiago with my wife, Sue. I shared my Camino story in my first book, Camino Sunrise: Walking With My Shadows. Its success moved me to  continue writing and trekking Europe’s most spectacular trails. This photo shows Sue and me at Land’s End after walking 200 miles of England’s South West Coast Path in 2019.

My second book is Trippin’ Through My Sixties: When adventure calls, the trails of Europe answer.

On this blog, I share my passion for reading by reviewing books I think many other readers will enjoy.

I am eager to hear your latest book recommendations.

Readers Weigh in on Camino Sunrise

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From Amazon USA and UK:

“I am a long-distance trekker as well…Camino Sunrise is an enjoyable and inspirational book and I highly recommend it.” — J. Robert Harris, author, Way Out There

“A beautiful true story written from the heart. This book may well encourage you to follow your dreams and step out into the great unknown world. This book was hard to put down.”

“I’ve read quite a few books by people who have walked the Camino. This book is up there with the best of them. It’s well-written, well-constructed, funny, sad and informative. This book has it all…This book is about so much more than a walk. It’s not just a journey through Spain, it’s a journey through life.”

“A truly great book, made more special by the postscript which tells of the couple’s further trekking and enjoyment of life.”

“This is one of the best Camino books I have read.”

“This is a story about our shared humanity and that life is a journey toward self-acceptance. Part of me wishes that every middle schooler could read this book to understand that it’s not just them, that life evolves.”

“What an adventure! You inspire me…I was traveling every step of the way with you, and feeling every bit of it.”

“The author writes well. Thoroughly enjoyed the read.”

“Touching, humorous, and inspiring–with life lessons and soul enlightenments we can all learn from or relate to. I couldn’t put it down once I started!”

“Thank you for sharing your journey! So well described that I feel like I was there and that the connections you made along the way are my friends too.”

“With his heart wide open as he describes his journey on the Camino, Reg demonstrates how braving a huge challenge can be life-changing.”

“Ultimately, the book is uplifting and full of humor and hope–and unforgettable portraits of the fellow pilgrims he meets along the way. This book would make a wonderful gift for the trekker or would-be trekker in your family–or for anyone who just likes a good story.”

“I have read possibly 20 books to date written by those who have dared follow their dreams and have gone hiking…Reginald’s book is one of my favorites. His writing is upbeat and positive and a joy to read!”

“By the end of the book, I was ready to grab my backpack and drag my own partner on the Camino.”