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.
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:
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.