We are just a couple of ordinary people that were lucky enough to make an escape from the world of business to our adopted home in France with our passions and energies still intact.
We are passionate about travel and learning from the people who we meet on the road. As you can see from the photos our preferred mode of travel is on or with our horses. We have taken them to Santiago de Compostela and twice along the via Francigena. In our research work for the books we have also donned our hiking boots and cycle shorts to travel all or part of the via Francigena every year since 2006.
Our early journeys of the via Francigena were both satisfying and frustrating. While we loved the dramatic scenery, physical exhilaration and encounters of the route we were too often left lost, hungry and with nowhere to sleep. As a result we vowed to find ways to make the experience better for those that followed.
In 2007 we founded Pilgrimage Publications to produce and maintain the most complete and up to date guide to the via Francigena and too use this knowledge to lobby for the progressive improvement of the route.
Since then we have produced 6 editions of our guides and have helped other authors publish books that we feel are in keeping with the spirit of pilgrimage.
When at home we bounce between our house in Arles and horse caravan at the foot of the Cevennes.