“Unlikely Pilgrim": a year of walking pilgrimages around the world is a fascinating project promoted by Masha Vapnitchnaia, a travel and lifestyle writer living in New York City. On June 1st she will begin a year of walking ancient roads around the world. The first pilgrimage will be the Via Francigena, from Canterbury to Rome.
Masha has several goals for her walk around the world :
to find that common thread of humanity that links us all together.
To present pilgrimage travel and travel with intention as a unique way to interact with the world and a new way to look at destinations.
to promote the destinations visited as interesting and vibrant places where we can drink up history, while very much engaging with the present moment.