The Way, My Way by Bill Bennett Book Review


I asked for book suggestions a few weeks back on the Camino Facebook page and on the weekly newsletter and The Way, My Way by Bill Bennett was suggested in both, so I bought it and read. First off so

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Cycling the Camino Frances


My name is Ineke and I’m from The Netherlands. The idea of experiencing the Camino started about two years ago. I saw the movie ‘The Way’ with Martin Sheen and I guess it triggered something. The idea of emptying my

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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?  This became a question being asked more again recently when someone went missing on the Camino. However my opinion remains

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Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found


I enjoyed reading Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed. I found the book very gritty, ruthlessly honest and inspiring. All that from a book that at first glance is about walking the Pacific Crest Trail. It

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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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I Walked the Camino de Santiago as a Vegan and you can too


In May and June, (2012), I walked along with my husband, the Camino de Santiago as a vegan as well as sugar and gluten free. I spent a good amount of time before leaving on the internet looking for information

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Celebrate Your Retirement and Walk The Camino!

This is a post from Des O’Dowd, thanks. I retired on the 1st of September 2008 and I wanted to celebrate my new life and new freedom. The Camino de Santiago was the challenge and adventure I needed. So in

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Ruta Via de la Plata, A Very Rough Guide

Oseira monastery

Many are aware that the Camino de Santiago is an ancient Christian pilgrims route with Santiago de Compostela as its final destination.  What most folk don’t realise until they’ve been and walked the Way, is that it’s only one of

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Why Walk the Camino Frances

Evening meal in Grannon

I first walked the Camino Frances in 2004, and I first wrote this article in 2009 and thought it could do with some updating. I was a student at the time and I wanted to do something different during the

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How to Choose Waterproofs


The Basic Principles of Layering This is the third post in my series about walking gear for the Camino, the first was on choosing boots or walking shoes, the second on choosing a rucksack. This is a general article on

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How to Choose a Rucksack for the Camino


After choosing the best walking boots for your feet, a rucksack is the second most important piece of equipment you need for walking any of the Caminos.  Bear in mind this humble backpack is going to hold all your belonging

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How to Choose the Best Walking Boots

walking shoes

It’s important to have the right footwear for your level of hiking, more so if you are going on a walking holiday or a long distance walk like the Camino de Santiago, (and the right backpack and waterproofs). Different styles

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Camino de Santiago is A Journey For the Masses

The Camino Frances

“But I don’t think I can walk that far.” “You can,” I protest. “The Camino is completely different from the Appalachian Trail.” “How so?” This is a sample conversation that I have had with countless potential pilgrims. Believe it or

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Cluny to Le Puy on the Chemin de St Jacques

Le Puy

Stage One: Chemin de St Jacques Cluny to Le Puy, February 17th to March 3rd It seemed we were destined to walk the Camino. Well, in retrospect. I had six months long service leave and we had a house in France.

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Inner and Outer Experiences of the Camino de Santiago


Our Camino, September – October 2013 by Eric Broussine Since completing the Camino de Santiago I have read 2 books by individuals who have described their inner and outer experiences, their trials, their triumphs and their fellow pilgrims along the way.

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