Getting Walking Fit for the Camino

The last time I was fit was towards the end of the Camino Frances.

How fit do I have to be to walk the Camino de Santiago?  This is one of the questions I am most asked.  The answer to this has a lot to do with other issues. How long do you want

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Did You Lose Weight on the Camino?

leslie in albergue

I lost about 8kgs, about 18 lbs, over a four week period. So yes I did lose a lot of weight on the Camino. However losing weight was never one of my intentions for walking. I did not set out on

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Finding Love on the Camino de Santiago

Thomas James

Love was the last thing I expected to find on the Camino de Santiago. But I did and nine years later our son has just been born. Therefore I thought this would be a good time for this post. I

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Camino de Santiago – Hermit or Not?


I met Mathias a day or so before Pamplona. He looked very strange with his dreadlocks, tiny rucksack and guitar. He almost had the homeless look about him, but he was young, perhaps mid-twenties. We talked and I found out he

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Transitioning from Camino Life to Real Life


After a couple Camino’s and seeing dozens of pilgrims having a hard time with the Camino Blues, I think it is worth a writing an article about.  I am certainly no professional, but someone whom has experienced the transition back

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How to Live Your Life


The inspiration for this post came at the end of the video below.  However as I get older I think more about how to live, perhaps because I am more aware of death. This is the longest YouTube video that

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What About Medical Help & Health Care?


Concerns about health care and medical help while on the Camino is one of my most common asked questions.  You can read some reports from pilgrims on the Camino here about their experience with the Spanish health care system. For

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Le Puy to Saint Jean Pied de Port

Conques France

Stage Two: Chemin de St Jacques Le Puy to Saint Jean Pied de Port, March 4th to April 4th This section took us to the wind swept plains of the Aubrac. Cold, I got frost bite of my nose which

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Camino Flashback from Ireland

Cizur Minor - Cirauqui 13 line of metal pilgrims 02

I decided to go ahead and walk the Camino de Santiago for many reasons, not for a particular one. Like in life you do things not for one single reason, all the facts are interconnected, you can’t divide them and

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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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