With the growing interest in the Camino de Santiago, it is a pleasure to recommend a new company that is offering walking tours by various routes to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Choose Happiness Adventures is owned and operated by Arlene Mourier, an eight-time walker of 5 different caminos. She brings her own personal experience to her tours and is very familiar with the particulars of each route. She is a considerate guide and is there to help the participants with injury problems, suggestions for sightseeing, and alternative travel arrangements if needed.

I recently went on a CHAdventures tour from Porto, Portugal to Santiago. Our group of 16 had many ages and abilities, but everyone had a wonderful time. Length of individual day walks were an alternative of longer days and shorter walks, keeping everyone's energy level up. The rural and city hotels were chosen well, and the meals were for the most part, a good representation of regional food. Wine was included with the meals. The first and last day's meals were at special restaurants and were exceptional.

The Camino Portuguese is a lovely walk, suitable for a first-time Camino walk. The countryside is interesting, the paths through the woods are cool, and the walks on pavement are limited. CHAdventures does a great job presenting this Camino to Santiago. Gale, Arizona

I walked like it was my work for the day. I came to experience my time not to hurry. It was about the now. I enjoyed the whole shebang the whole enchilada; Santiago, the Cathedral and the Mass. Kathy, Arizona

I loved the accommodations that did laundry. I really loved having the personalized guidebook, which is now a keepsake. I loved meeting everyone and experiencing all the culture along the Way. Marcy, Arizona

A great experience - check one off my bucket list Leonard, Arizona>