Best Sleeping Pads for Camping and Backpacking

Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated

Table of Contents1 The Best Sleeping Pads2 1: Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated3 2: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol4 3: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir X-lite5 4: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir X-lite Ultralight6 6: Klymit Static V Lightweight7 7: Klymit Insulated Static V Lite8 8: Exped SynMat HL9 9: Therm-a-Rest Trail Pro10 10: Exped Downmat UL Winter11 11: Big Agnes…

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Hiking the Camino Frances Again

red earth on the Camino

Hello, Camino friends I was recently reading the Camino Forums and felt inspired to write a little about my pilgrimage down the Camino Francis and why I chose to hike it again the next year before I had even finished my first one. I first heard about the Camino de Santiago from a friend whom I…

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Inspiration to Walk the Camino de Santiago

Table of Contents1 People’s Inspiration and Reasons for doing the Camino2 Friendships and Relationships3 Generosity and the Universe Providing what you Need The Camino forum was an amazing resource for me when researching the Camino de Santiago. I did the full Camino Frances as well as the Camino del Norte in 2013 with my guitar. In…

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10 Best Hiking Boots for 2018

Salomon Hiking Boots

Table of Contents1 Top 10 Hiking Boots1.1 1: Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail1.2 2: Kodiak Women’s Surrey II1.3 3: Ariat Men’s Terrain H201.4 4: Vasque Women’s Talus Trek Ultradry1.5 5: Keen Men’s Targee II1.6 6: Merrell Women’s Moab 2 Vent1.7  7: Danner Men’s Mountain 6001.8 8: Camel Crown Men’s Hiking Boots1.9 9: Salomon Men’s Quest Prime…

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Best Lightweight Hiking Shoes & Boots

lightweight hiking shoes

Table of Contents1 Top 9 Hiking Shoes2 1: Keen Men’s Voyageur Hiking Shoe3 2: ASICS Men’s Gel Venture 64 3: Merrell Women’s Siren Edge Hiker5 4: Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus6 5: Elaphurus Lightweight Mid Trekking Hiking Boots7 6: Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Vent Shoe8 7: Merrell Trail Chaser9 8: Under Armour Women’s Post Canyon10 9: Timberland…

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Two Weeks on the Camino de Santiago

Table of Contents1 Are Two Weeks Enough?2 Where do I Start?3 Porto, Camino de Portugues4 Puebla de Sanabria, Via de la Plata5 Oviedo, Camino Primitivo6 Leon, Camino Frances7 Astorga, Camino Frances8 O’Cebreiro, Camino Frances A quick trip is not something you can expect from Camino de Santiago. With routes going up to several hundred kilometers,…

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Pilgrim Routes in Ireland

St Declan's Round Tower

Table of Contents1 Turas Cholm Cille, Donegal2 Lough Derg, Donegal3 Tóchar Phadraig, Mayo4 Slí Mór, Offaly5 Slí Bhride, Kildare6 Slí Chaoimhin, Wicklow7 Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop, Tipperary8 Rath/Dysert, Clare9 Cosán na Naomh, Kerry10 Knocknadobar, Kerry11 St. Finbarr’s Way, Cork12 St. Declan’s Way, Waterford/Tipperary Long before the discovery of St. James’ relics, there was Cruachan Aille in…

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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 unchanged – yes, it is safe to walk the Camino de Santiago alone. I would…

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How Walking the Camino de Santiago changed my Life

Leslie Anna 13km from Santiago

Table of Contents0.1 Some Background0.2 The First Time I Heard of the Camino1 Arriving in St Jean Pied de Port1.1 Joining Groups1.2 Commitment Grew the More I walked1.3 I Caught the Camino Bug1.4 The Changes I Attribute to the Camino1.5 Lessons Learned on the Camino I first walked the Camino de Santiago in 2004 on…

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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.  All the in’s and out’s.  All the up’s and down’s.  All the pro’s and con’s. …

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