The Meseta on the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago Meseta

‘Many people avoid the Meseta, catching the bus from Burgos to Leon’, I heard on my first day on the Camino de Santiago. I was shocked. I thought most people were keen to walk the full route, either in stages or as a single pilgrimage. Whilst setting out to walk and enjoy the whole 800km,…

Finding Love on the Camino de Santiago

Thomas James

Love was the last thing I expected to find on the Camino de Santiago. But I did and twelve years later our son is nearly three years old. Therefore I thought this would be a good time for this post. I set out expecting a journey with few people, and I expected those few to…

Walking the Camino Frances in Our Retirement

Camino Frances Pyrnees

Planning ahead means getting into shape, collecting the bare necessities, and planning when, how, and for how long you will manage your Camino de Santiago. If you can afford and plan to use hotel accommodation, restaurant meals, and luggage carried then this account is not for you. In our five Caminos between 2006 and 2015,…

Najera to Santo Domingo Commando on the Camino

Meseta Camino de Santiago

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” Roger Miller 11th August 2017 – The title of this blog post came about as one of us, whom shall remain nameless, wore ill-fitting shorts which became very uncomfortable as the kilometers clocked up.  Today the only comfort gained would be from wearing a skirt…

Where Can I Get a Pilgrims Passport?

A pilgrim’s passport is a must, (also known as a credential), you must have one to stay in the municipal and parish Albergues, some of the private albergues do not require one.  The passport will have spaces for sellos, (stamps), this proves that you have walked that day and are entitled to stay in an Albergue,…

What is the Best Time of the Year to Walk the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago in the Winter

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. Quick Weather Guide January – cold, snow on…

Training Plan for the Camino de Santiago

How fit do I have to be to walk the Camino de Santiago or what kind of training do I have to do?  This is one of the questions I am asked most often. The answer depends on your Camino plan. How long do you want to take? Are you walking the whole way? If you…

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 you don’t have to read to the end to get my overall view – this…

13 Gifts Ideas for Camino de Santiago Pilgrims

camino de santiago gifts

Beautiful and unique gifts for pilgrims-to-be and memorabilia for pilgrims already finished with the Camino. Buying presents can be hard especially for pilgrims. Many peregrinos while walking realise that they need very little in life. They live off a backpack for several weeks and stick to a routine of the Camino — wake up, eat,…

Why You Need to Walk the Camino de Santiago

red earth on the Camino

Camino de Santiago is one of the most popular pilgrimages and general hiking destinations on the planet. That’s no coincidence. There are some great reasons to walk Camino de Santiago. We’ll get into some of them, but remember, there are even more. Getting Away from Everyday Reality The way most people in the developed world…