The Pilgrim's Journey

Mobile Passport Control

Andrea JLast Updated: April 9th, 2024Featured Pilgrimages, Travel Alerts, Travel Tips, Upcoming Pilgrimages

Do you like waiting in lines with hundreds of other people?  Especially after an 8-hour flight with very little sleep? Do you like paying to be in a shorter line? If you’re like most people, the answers to the above questions are all no. If you don’t mind waiting for over an hour after your … Read More

New Visa for Europe?

Andrea JLast Updated: January 31st, 2024Featured Pilgrimages, Travel Alerts, Upcoming Pilgrimages

UPDATE: As of October 2023, the official website now says this program is expected to be operational from mid-2025.  We will continue to update any pilgrims who may be in need of this authorization process when the proper time comes.You might have heard that there is a new requirement for US travelers to Europe scheduled … Read More

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Andrea JLast Updated: July 14th, 2023Featured Pilgrimages, Pilgrims' Stories, Travel Alerts

It’s time for a pop quiz! Which of the following has NOT happened to a Tekton pilgrim in the past couple years? While vacationing in another country six weeks before his pilgrimage, John* fell and broke his hip. He was unable to depart on his pilgrimage. On the second day of his Holy Land pilgrimage, … Read More

Can you Renew a US Passport Online?

Andrea JLast Updated: June 9th, 2023News, Travel Alerts, US News

Yes you can! (Maybe) UPDATE 6/1/2023: According to the website, the pilot program has ended.  They hope to re-launch it for everyone at a later date. UPDATE 1/5/2023: Our staff member who tested out this process has now received her passport.  She submitted the application on October 27, 2022 and it was marked as … Read More

What is a Pilgrimage?

Bri CampbellLast Updated: February 16th, 2023Pilgrims' Stories, Travel Alerts

Merriam Webster defines a pilgrimage as “a journey of a pilgrim,” especially: “one (journey) to a shrine or a sacred place.”  The first known use of the word ‘pilgrimage’ was in the 14th century, but the action of taking a pilgrimage had already existed for millennia at that point. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, Abraham was … Read More

10 Life Hacks for the Modern Day Pilgrim

Bri CampbellLast Updated: January 25th, 2018Featured Pilgrimages, Pilgrims' Stories, Spiritual Reflections, Travel Alerts

Are you embarking on a pilgrimage soon? Don’t let yourself treat this spiritual journey like a vacation; having the right mindset while traveling is key to getting the most out of your journey! Help yourself prepare by taking into account these 10 Life Hacks from a former pilgrim:Take a prayer list.When on pilgrimage you are … Read More