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Kurt Koontz speaks about his book, A Million Steps, detailing his trek on the Camino de Santiago. Kurt tells the story and reveals the insights he gained on his 490-mile walking trip on the historic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain. Kurt reveals how though he was fit and strong, had a good guidebook and all the right equipment and a pilgrim passport that would grant him access to the shelter of hostels along the way he was not prepared for the grandeur of his external or internal adventure.

In A Million Steps Kurt reveals how he climbs over the high meadows of the Pyrenees, quests through the unceasing wind of the Meseta, and dances in the rains of Galicia. While at the same time following the yellow arrows that mark the route, Koontz also navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery, and love.

After retiring early from his job as a successful sales executive for a Fortune 500 technology company, Kurt Koontz volunteered in his community and traveled across Europe and North America. He never considered writing a book until he walked nearly 500 miles across Spain in 2012. Those million steps were so compelling that he returned home and began writing and speaking about his life-changing adventures. He lives and writes on a tree-lined creek in Boise, Idaho.