Camino in winter

What is Best Time to Walk the Camino de Santiago?

This is one of the questions I get asked most frequently, what is the best time of year to walk the Camino de Santiago. Usually, though people are asking about the Camino Frances to Santiago, and for that reason that is the route this post refers to.

Ploy bag liner

Best Sleeping Bag Liner for Hot or Very Cold Weather

A sleeping bag liner is designed to go inside your sleeping bag. The best sleeping bag liners can be used all year in different situations.  If it is very hot, you only need the liner and not a sleeping bag. In winter or where it is very cold, a sleeping bag liner helps keep your warmer and can save you having to wear your clothes while sleeping at night.

Hiking in woods

Best Starting Points for One Week on the Camino de Santiago

The Pilgrimage to Santiago is a one of a kind experience. While many would love to walk the entire way, it is not always easy to get away from our day-to-day duties and responsibilities for a whole month. So here following on from the post listing the best start points for two weeks on the Camino is the best start points for one week.

Rather than giving up the journey altogether, many pilgrims opt to undertake a shorter one-week version of the Camino.

When the time is limited, people want to make the most of the experience. Thus, the pressing question on the minds of to-be one-week pilgrims is that of the best starting point.

Where should you kick off your journey to get the best of the Camino de Santiago in a short period of seven days?

Klean Kanteen Vs Hydro Flask

Contents1 Why Use a Reusable Water Bottle?2 Klean Kanteen3 Hydro Flask4 Similarities Between Klean Kanteen and Hydro Flask4.1 BPA and PVC-Free4.2 Not Dishwasher Safe5 Differences Between Klean Kanteen and Hydro Flask5.1 Cap, Lid, Size, and Color Options5.2 Insulation5.3 Taste5.4 Durability5.5 Cleaning and Easy of Use6 So… Klean Kanteen vs Hydro Flask? These two brands are …

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Leslie and bunk beds

Did You Lose Weight on the Camino?

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 reasons for walking. I did not set out on the Camino to lose weight and I must admit that it never entered into my mind at any time while I was there.

Best Hiking Shirts For Men

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The end of the Hadrian's Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall Path Adventure – Trails, Trees and Trick Knees

Contents1 Which Way to Hike – East to West or West to East?2 When Is The Best Time To Do The Walk?3 What Do I Need To Take With Me?4 Our Itinerary4.1 Day 1: Wallsend to Heddon-on-the-Wall – 26km4.2 Day 2: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Greencarts Farm – 28km4.3 Day 3: Greencarts Farm to Once Brewed – …

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Best Hiking Shoes For Women

Contents1 When Buying Hiking Shoes, What do I Need to Consider?1.1 Comfort1.2 Waterproofing1.3 Breathability1.4 Support1.5 Traction1.6 Lacing1.7 Weight2 Which shoes are the best?2.1 Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh2.2 Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX2.3 Danner Trail 26502.4 Arc’teryx Aerios FL GTX2.5 Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown2.6 Brooks Cascadia 142.7 Vasque Grand Traverse2.8 La Sportiva Wildcat2.9 North Face …

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House in the mountains

The Best Long Distance Hiking Routes in Scotland

There’s something about long-distance hikes that feels very soothing. Walking for days on end and not worrying about anything other than how to get from one place to the next has a very simple, relaxing charm to it, and hiking enthusiasts know all about how energizing it can be. If you decide to visit one of the countries with the most beautiful, untouched nature on top of it? Well, you’re in for a wonderful experience.

YETI water bottles

Yeti vs Hydro Flask

Contents1 Why Use a Reusable Water Bottle?2 YETI Rambler 262.1 Specifications3 Hydro Flask3.1 Specifications4 Similarities Between Yeti Tumbler and Hydro Flask5 Differences Between Yeti Tumbler vs Hydro Flask5.1 The Price5.2 The Exterior6 Cleaning6.1 Warranty6.2 Durability6.3 Insulation6.4 The Cap6.5 So… YETI vs Hydro Flask?7 Water Bottle Maintenance and Care Who would say that two reusable bottle …

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Thermoflask vs Hydro Flask- Which is the Better Hiking Bottle?

Contents1 What Materials are the Bottles Made From?2 What Type of Lid do the Bottles Have?3 Does Either Bottle Leak?4 Are the Bottles Durable?5 Which Bottle is Better Insulated?6 What are my Size Choices? And how much do the Bottles Weigh?7 Which Color Options do the Bottles come in?8 What about the Price Point?9 Are …

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Cross at San Justo

Inner and Outer Experiences of the Camino de Santiago

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. Although fairly interesting and at times amusing they write about their unique journey and whilst there are certain shared experiences, they are still their experiences and not mine.

Line of metal pilgrims

Camino Flashback from Ireland

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 put them under the microscope for better understanding. They are all part of one and unique and inexplicable system of energies that we sometimes think we have under control, but in reality, they control us. 

Best Backpacking Quilts

Contents0.1 What’s the Difference Between a Backpacking Quilt and a Sleeping Bag?0.2 Why Should I Use a Backpacking Quilt Instead of a Sleeping Bag?0.3 How Important is Quilt Insulation?0.4 So Should Pack Weight Be My Biggest Priority?0.5 What About Water Resistance?0.6 Should I Pair My Quilt With a Warm Sleeping Pad?0.7 Can I Trust Quilt Temperature Ratings?0.8 …

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Takeya vs Hydro Flask – Which Water Bottle is Best?

Contents1 What Are The Bottles Made From? And Are They Durable?2 How Well-Insulated Are The Bottles?3 Which Colours Can I Choose From?4 How Big And Heavy Are The Bottles?5 How Much Do These Bottles Cost?6 What Type of Opening Do These Bottles Have?7 Do The Bottles Leave Any Taste Behind?8 Do The Bottles Leak?9 Does …

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Camino people

How the Magic of the Camino de Santiago Changed Me

It is my belief that the Camino always has something to teach us, whether subtle or profound.

Those effects may be conscious throughout your journey, or more of a seed that grows slowly into our awareness long after our return. This is not my first time on the Camino, my 3rd tour to be exact, but each time I have come back ‘changed’…

Best Gifts For Hikers

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Best Hiking Water Bottles

Contents1 Hiking Water Bottle Reviews2 Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32oz3 Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 32oz4 CamelBak Chute Vacuum 20oz5 Fifty/Fifty Wide Mouth6 S’ip by S’well 16oz7 YETI Rambler 36oz8 Thermoflask 40oz9 LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle10 Sawyer Products 34oz Filter Bottle11 Takeya Originals Insulated 40oz12 Which Materials Can I Choose From?13 Let’s Take a Quick …

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