People walk the Camino for a variety of reasons, but first and foremost it’s a Pilgrimage. When you walk with an open heart and an open mind you might be surprised by what you’ll experience.
Camino de Santiago
The Camino Frances is over 700 kilometers long, broken into a number of stages. The stages typically end in a town large enough to contain plenty of beds to sleep in and one or two places to eat. The length of the suggested stage depends on the difficulty of the day’s walk, but it’s usually somewhere […]
When I bought my backpack I turned to my husband Rick, the former Army guy, to help me get it fitted properly. His advice? ¨Pack light because you will learn to hate the load.¨ So I carefully planned my camino packing list.
There are many people who decide on a whim to drop everything and spend 6 weeks or so walking across Spain. I’m not one of them! I’ve been preparing for the Camino for almost a year; physically, mentally and spiritually. At this point I have to trust that my efforts have been sufficient, because I leave tomorrow.
Next week I’m leaving to hike a section of the Camino Francés, part of a network of pilgrimage routes that end in Santiago de Compostela and are collectively called The Camino de Santiago. The modern route of the Francés exists today thanks to the efforts of Don Elías Valiña Sampedro who in the 1980’s researched the ancient […]