Memories of the Camino de Santiago


If I could for a moment, bring you on a journey to Santa Catalina de Samoza. It is on the French Way of the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain to the body of St. James. It is Monday June

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Hiking the Camino for Charity


Have you thought about it?   I know there are many pilgrims or future pilgrims out there that have had this idea.  Is it possible? Is it easy? I’ve done it and I want to share my experience with you. 

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How Much Does the Camino de Santiago Cost?

Le Puy Camino

The main costs for any of the Camino de Santiago routes divides into two sections, travelling to and from your start and finish points, then day to day costs on the Camino itself. Day to Day Costs While Walking The most

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What is a Usual Day Like on the Camino?

Leslie Anna 13km from Santiago

My usual day on the Camino de Santiago started somewhere around 6am. I had been a mature student right before traveling the first time on the Camino and would have though I was doing well if I was awake before

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A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz


It is not often that I find myself being judgmental of an author while reading his or her book, but with Kurt I was.  We are of similar ages, backgrounds, both of us had addiction issues and both of us

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Lessons Learned on the Camino de Santiago

Finisterre, the end.

Toward the end of my post a couple of weeks back on how the Camino changed my life, I got thinking about lessons I learned while walking the Camino Frances.  The following are some thoughts on lessons I think I

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Inspiration to Walk the Camino de Santiago


The forum was an amazing resource for me when researching the Camino de Santiago. I did the full Camino de Santiago Frances as well as the Del Norte last year with my guitar. In May of this year I did

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How Walking the Camino de Santiago changed my Life

Hospital de San Nicolas

I first walked the Camino de Santiago in 2004 on the Camino Frances route.  I found it quite difficult back then to find information before I went so I had little idea what lay ahead.  In hindsight that was maybe

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What is Food Like on the Camino de Santiago


Yes, what about food? A question which had not occurred to me before going to Spain and France to start my first Camino. I have had the pleasure of traveling in Spain and France on numerous occasions before and I

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Is It Safe Walking the Camino de Santiago Alone?

Camino de Santiago shell arrow

One of the most common questions I am asked – is it safe to walk the Camino de Santiago alone?  My opinion is yes, it is safe, I would think safer than many local walking routes in most countries; safer

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First Fears at St Jean Pied de Port

St Jean Pied de Port Train Station

This is the view that most pilgrims first get of St Jean Pied de Port as they get off the train. I remember it quite clearly, I was wondering what was ahead of me. I had not read much about

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Why I am Hiking the Camino Frances Again


Hello Camino friends I was recently reading the Camino Forums and felt inspired to write a little about my pilgrimage down the Camino Francis and why I chose to hike it again the next year, before I had even finished

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What About Medical Help?


For all those that reside within the twenty seven counties of the EU taking the E111 card is a must, the card is also known as the European Health Card.  This is issued from your own country and entitles the

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Buen Camino! by Natasha & Peter Murtagh – Book Review

Buen Camino! Book Review

If you are looking to get a very good impression of the Camino Frances or bring back some of the memories from your own journey you can’t go wrong with this book.  I found myself unable to put the book

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Blisters, Bedbugs and Backaches – Finding Clarity on the Camino

Pilgrims in Fiesta

In May 2012, I clicked SEND and put in play a turn of events and a journey that would change my life forever. In my sixth decade and in good health, I knew this was the time. With that SEND

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