17 Best Camino de Santiago Blogs

I have been writing about the Camino on my blog since 2006, the site grew very large, then I consolidated many posts as there was not enough detail in the huge number that had been written. And that is what helps a blog make it on to my list of the best Camino de Santiago blogs – detail.

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There are many hundreds of Camino blogs started every year as pilgrims keep a diary of their planning, travel, and journey. Most of these are entertaining; they are written for friends and family to read. These are not on the list below. How much did things cost, what was the best way to get somewhere, links to travel planning websites, what was open, what was changed compared to the guidebook – detail helps others that are going to walk the route.

I thought before I started out creating this list that I would be overwhelmed with choice, (I asked for request in the newsletter, and two Facebook pages that have 30,000 followers).

I have ended up having a fairly short list, I read many blogs, did many searches on Google and my list looks a little barren. So, if you have a suggestion please add it in the comments below. There were other blogs that I found that are quite old, some of these did not make the list due to the lack of love – the photos are gone and links are broken.

The list is in no particular order:

Trepidatious Traveller written by Mags has sections on the Camino Frances, Camino Portugues, and the Camino Mozarabe. There are lots of photos and maps with distances and elevations.

Caminoist written by Sandy, detail should be Sandy’s middle name, for example he wrote this post on the forum helping pilgrims plan on travelling from north America to Europe, it is great. He has walked and written about the Camino Frances, Via de la Plata, and the Camino Norte. He has also mapped and will be publishing a guidebook on the pilgrim route Via di San Francisco in Italy from Florence to Rome in Sep 2015.

Girls on the Way makes the list for two reasons, it is a great resource for anyone intending to walk with young children, and the blog is really detailed, down to how much they paid for albergues.

Randall’s blog Camino My Way has an excellent day by day guide and photos for the Camino Frances. He is also the author of Camino de Santiago in 20 Days.

The Raft of Corks covers the Camino del Norte, Via da la Plata, and the Camino Portuguese amongst others. John can be funny, serious and insightful, a good read.

The Camino Documentary blog is written by a few pilgrims so it is great for getting more than one point of view on the same website. Also the documentary Six Ways to Santiago has been getting great reviews, you can buy and or download from this page.

Rob, one of our forum members, has walked too many Camino routes to list here. His blog has details on 14 different walks.

Following the Arrows by Kat has day by day descriptions for four Camino routes and loads of great photos.

My Senior Camino is a great read especially if you think you are too old to walk the Camino, have a look.

Elissa write on her blog at Sometimes She Travels. There are two good sections on the Northern Route and the French Way, along with other personal and insightful posts.

Roam Far and Wide 47 posts that cover the Camino Frances in good detail with a huge amount of photos.

Our Camino again another on the Camino Frances, with day by day route descriptions and excellent photos.

One Footstep at a Time, again on the Camino Frances and in-depth long daily posts.

Bike the Camino Santiago is for all us cyclists. I will be keep this one close at hand, since the birth of my youngest I don’t see me getting away for more the 2 weeks at a time for the next number of years – not that I would want to.

Trail to Peak is a website that cover a few different long distance walks. There is a good section here on the French Route and the walk to Finisterre.

PSG The Way – I have written about Bill before after reviewing his book about the Camino, which I enjoyed. To get the best from this blog select the months at the side and go right back to the start.

This blog is very funny and worth a read simply for Rachel’s take on the Camino, if you are easily offended and object to swearing don’t visit.

So that is my best 17 Camino de Santiago blogs for this year.

Let me know what great blogs I have missed by adding them in the comments below. Thanks.

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19 Comments

  1. Laura // RoamFarAndWide.com on August 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I am honored to have my blog included in your excellent list. Thank you and I look forward to reading some of the blogs listed here that I was previously unaware of.

    • Leslie on August 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      No problem Laura.

      That is the main reason for making the list, there are really good blogs on the web but don’t turn up in many Google searches.

      Keep up the great work.

  2. davidnoelsmith on August 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Great list Leslie, what a tough task you have completed 🙂
    I follow most of these blogs. It’s great that we have so much information out there for potential pilgrims. Magwood’s blog pretty much inspired me to write solely about the Camino and I’m also a big fan of Drew’s blog and his video on youtube.
    I’m one of my many many blogs not included in your list, but if one future pilgrim is helped by one of my posts, then I am happy.

    David
    http://davidnoelsmith.wordpress.com

    • Leslie on August 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Yes, it was hard deciding what ones to leave out are I find that almost all Camino blogs are written from the heart.

      But I did also think that many would be listed here in the comments, so that works also.

  3. bethlindfoote on August 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks for including my blog on your list! I look forward to dipping into the other ones, reading about the Camino never gets old. Beth

    • Leslie on August 31, 2015 at 7:03 am

      It was my pleasure reading your great blog.

  4. Liturgy on August 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks for this great list. I have just started blogging on the Camino – a mixture of posts reflecting on what it means and ones giving concrete information, details of what I carried, how I trained, to help people prepare concretely.

  5. Elissa | Sometimes She Travels on August 31, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Thank you for including me, Leslie.

  6. SandyBrown on August 31, 2015 at 5:31 am

    I’m honored to have http://www.caminoist.org included, Leslie. Thanks for all you do for our pilgrim communities.

    • Leslie on August 31, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Sandy it is great to known you a little. You were a great asset in the forums, and I am sure you will continue to be in your local community.

      Let me know when the book is published and I will add to my social accounts.

  7. Patti on September 2, 2015 at 12:42 am

    We are a couple of boomer-aged pilgrims that walked in April/May of 2015 and wrote in real time while walking. Once we returned home we published a 15-page Camino FAQ, which readers can download for free. Buen Camino!

    http://www.oneroadatatime.com/camino-de-santiago-faq/

  8. Paul on September 4, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Great, a list to discover!
    Some time ago I started two blogs on pilgrimage.
    One is on several aspects of pilgrimage, often about the camino, but also on other issues like poetry, Shikoku or even a pilgrimage to a ‘bench’.
    It’s called Pilgrimage and Place
    http://pilgrimageandplace.blogspot.nl

    The other one, The Pilgrims Gaze, has a focus on spotting video. Mainly on the caminos. The tags lead you to surprises like music, gopro, viadelaplata, happy, etc.
    http://pilgrimsgaze.blogspot.com

  9. magwood on September 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I know your list is not in any particular order, but I was delighted that my blog came out on top. I have received many views via this link. Many thanks for this and for your work on the forum. I have gained so much information and encouragement through your efforts and hopefully can pass some on to others.

    • Leslie on September 9, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Your blog was always going to be there, as it is great.

      All the best Mags.

  10. Tony Hemans on September 17, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you for the mention!

    Also for the great list of resources on this post and within the site. The excitement of planning a camino is sometimes only satisfied by reading about the experiences of others and on return each blog takes on a whole new dimension, helping you relive those magic moments.

    I’ve just returned from completing the Portuguese route and I’m busy updating the blog and steering it in a direction better fitted towards an easy reference for those who wish to cycle these routes in their entirety within a short timeframe. I’ve learnt a lot this time round and I’m eager to share!

    Please revisit soon!

    Thanks again,
    Tony.

  11. dbowes23 on October 12, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for including my blog in your listing. I am quite grateful and honored, given all the great work you have accomplished over the years for all those interested in the Camino de Santiago.

    • Leslie on January 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

      You’re welcome, it is a great blog.

  12. Michael on May 30, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I just started mine and it is written with lots of love. At least this is what I believe. It started with one step… – ..all about the Camino de Santiago and other Long Distance Walks
    https://michaelscaminodesantiago.com/

  13. Stanley Sauerwein on June 14, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Hello! Man oh man, do i wish I’d found your blog before I went on my Camino. What a tremendous wealth of detail. The work you’ve put into this will be appreciated by so many! Well done. When I went on my Camino I had the guidebook and no real idea what was in store. I suffered an accident (it took me out of service for two years after my walk), bad bad feet but also incredible memories and new friends made. I’ve written a book about my journey, and if you’re interested I’d be happy to gift you with a free copy. Thanks again for this blog. It’s a tremendous effort. Cheers. Stan

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