Could you recommend some places that ‘‘every Catholic should visit’’? I’m looking into vacations, and it’s very tough to find travel agents/agencies that cater to those wishing to strengthen their faith and ‘‘get out of dodge.’’ Agents typically don’t know the necessary history to make recommendations, and frankly I don’t either (you don’t know what you don’t know right?).
I notice there’s no shortage of Protestant ‘‘tour companies,’’ but I fear that I’'d be receiving their doctrine along the way from the guides/docents, etc.
Could anyone make some trip suggestions based on ideas they’ve had or trips they’ve actually taken or recommend any firms (I cannot find any online that are specifically ‘Catholic’!) especially any that are reputable and would treat the client as not just a tourist but perhaps a pilgrim?
Some sample ideas might be ‘footsteps of St. Paul’ and hit the cities of a particular apostle’s or saint’s ministry. Another I’ve had is a tour of a certain regions monasteries. I’m really open and am looking for something interesting. I’m young (29) so I can handle whatever physical strain would be involved in getting somewhere.
However, I’d like this thread to be for more than just ‘me.’ There’s surely different trips suitable for different ages, and couples vs. singles vs. families, etc. so let’s start the discussion for everyone!
I saw one site today while searching, but they were geared around the religious, not the lay, which clearly isn’t me (I probably wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the same lodging they would).
By the way, I live in California, so I’ve already hit the missions!
I look forward to your input(s)!