Freeze-Dried vs Dehydrated Backpacking Meals

Freeze-Dried vs Dehydrated Backpacking Meals

A lot of outdoor enthusiasts can be confused by the distinction between Freeze-Dried vs Dehydrated Backpacking Meals. We’ll explain and compare both types.

Best North Face Backpacks

7 Best North Face Backpacks

North Face offers a lot of various models of backpacks and it’s hard to determine the best one. To help you out, we’ve analyzed the 7 best North Face backpacks.

Best Backpack Rain Covers

12 Best Backpack Rain Covers

If you’re considering getting one of the best backpack rain covers to protect your gear, you should read our review that will guide you and save your time.

Canada Goose vs Mackage

Canada Goose vs Mackage

Searching for a high-quality brand without reviews might be difficult. For this reason, we bring Canada Goose vs Mackage comparison that will be surely helpful.

Best Thin Lightweight Winter Gloves

Best Thin Lightweight Winter Gloves

Finding a pair of the best thin lightweight winter gloves isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are dozens of brands and models out there. Check our review!

Omni-Tech vs Gore-Tex Technology

Omni-Tech vs Gore-Tex Technology: Which is Better?

If you are looking for quality outdoor gear, read our review Omni-Tech vs Gore-Tex. You’ll find everything you need to know about the two technologies.

Brands like Patagonia You will Like

Brands like Patagonia You will Like

Although Patagonia is one of the best outdoor brands you have other options of brands like Patagonia that will satisfy your hiking desires and save you money.

Hydro Flask Alternatives

Hydro Flask Alternatives

Hydro Flask is one of the well-known brands and their products are very favorite. However, you may discover Hydro Flask alternatives that are affordable.

How To Layer for Outdoor Activities

How To Layer for Outdoor Activities

It’s really important to choose the right clothing for your outdoor adventures, and not less important to know how to layer for outdoor activities.

Double sleeping bag

Best Double Sleeping Bags

Here we review the 12 best double sleeping bags. Two person sleeping bags are great for camping and RV – but they are too heavy for backpacking, most are not designed with weight in mind, more the idea of comfort sleeping with your…

how to start a travel blog

How to Start a Successful Travel Blog

I have been blogging since 2006 and run into all the problems along the way. If you want quicker success with your travel blog then read around and short circuit the learning process.

Landscape in Spain on Camino

17 Best Camino de Santiago Blogs

There are many hundreds of Camino blogs started every year as pilgrims keep a diary of their planning, travel, and journey. This is the best of all these many blogs.

cold weather sleeping bag

Best Cold Weather Sleeping Bags for Winter Camping

If you are camping in winter, picking the best cold weather sleeping bag for your adventure is important, and this buyer’s guide will help you with that.

reasons to hike

Why do People Hike? 12 Reasons to Start Hiking

My love of hiking started when I was young. My grandfather was a lover of nature and he used to drag me on long walks while explaining the world around us. Like many, I rebelled as a teenager and stopped hiking. I was late in my twenties before I start again.

Camino Travel

The more time you have for traveling the less it will cost, and the less time the more…  Travelling to your start point on the …

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Santiago Spain

Who was Santiago? Santiago Matamoros

Santiago is the patron saint of Spain and the reason for the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela.

Castrojeriz in the way of Saint James at Castilla

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.

Camino stone

Camino de Santiago Frances Last Section – Part 3

This is the third post of three and it cover the last section of the French Way, the first is Walking the Camino Frances, and the second is the middle part of the Camino Frances. These are the last of the email compilations from Douglas and Christine Ball’s journey on the Camino Frances during 2015. The text below cover the last section of about 155 miles.

Ancient pilgrim

Middle Section of the Camino Frances

This is a continuation of the emails of Gordon and Christine Ball’s time on the Camino Frances during 2015. This section covers the middle stages of the Camino Frances. You can read the first part here – Walking the Camino Frances, and the next section the Last stages of the Camino Frances.

Douglas and Christine

Walking the Camino Frances

In 2015, two pilgrims to undertake the Camino Frances walk were Douglas and Christine Ball, from Gateshead in the north east of England. Here is their personal story of ‘Walking the Camino’.  (I have split this into three parts as it amounts to 20,000 words and would make for a very slow loading and long page). The next two post are the middle section of the Camino Frances and last part, the last section on the Camino Frances.

Village in Spain Camino

Camino Blues After Returning from the Camino

Meeting people from around the globe, facing the unexpected, experiencing physical and mental cleansing, laughter, meditation, natural beauty

Wild the book

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

I enjoyed reading Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed. I found the book gritty, ruthlessly honest and inspiring. All that from a book that at first glance is about walking the Pacific Crest Trail. It is, but the book is also about Cheryl’s life to that point.


How to Prevent and Treat Blisters on Your Feet

Blisters are every hiker’s worst nightmare, and not just because they can be very painful. If you roll your ankle or your back gives out, it feels like a proper injury, and you’re more than justified in packing up and going home. Blisters on the other hand always feel like something that you can walk just one more mile with.

The problem with this way of thinking is that all it does is make the issue worse. by never addressing the root causes, and ploughing on regardless. If you want to be able to get the most out of your walking holiday, you’re going to need to give some serious thought to how you plan to protect your feet. A little time and effort now could save you miles of walking in pain. Certainly worth it when you think about it, isn’t it?

Train station house

First Fears at St Jean Pied de Port

This is the view that most pilgrims first get of St Jean Pied de Port as they get off the train. I remember it quite clearly, I was wondering what was ahead of me. I had not read much about the Camino before heading off there for a month, my flat mate and college friend had been my sole source of information.

How to Remove a Tick Head after the Body is Gone

When you’re enjoying a great walk in the hills or countryside, it probably feels like nothing can bring down your mood. The sun is shining, your legs are feeling great, and those new hiking boots have certainly cured your blisters. But then you notice a sharp pain in your leg, you look down, and see that you’ve fallen victim to a tick bite. They might seem like tiny innocuous little pests, but they certainly pack a punch. The venom they boast can cause all sorts of nasty complications (including partial paralysis and life-threatening fever), so you need to make sure you know what to do. Take a look at the following wise words and you’ll be well prepared should the worst happen.

Border crossing

Walking for Peace

I met Mony, one of the authors of Walking for Peace, at a conference about the Camino de Santiago in October 2015.  I found Mony an engaging person to chat with and discovered during one of our talks that she had written this book. Because of that, I bought and read the book.

Santiago Hotels

Hotel de Los Reyes Catolicos. Like the Hostal San Marcos in Leon, this is a five-star hotel now run as part of the Parador chain. Again …

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Sahagun Spain


The Camino Madrid joins the Camino Frances from the south in Sahagun. Today Sahagun is a small dusty market centre on the Meseta, with a …

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Navarrete Spain


Navarrete is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja ( Spain ). It lies on the Camino Frances route. Because of the culture …

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Najera Spain


Najera contains a population of 8,400 in a bustling market town that is increasing in size each year. The name is derived from the Arabic …

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