Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

My 450 mile walk across Northern Spain following the Camino de Santiago Frances Trail.   The Camino taught me many lessons, some funny, some painful, and some blissful.  Get the 5 week play by play of what the trail was like, the lessons I learned, the people I met , as they happened in this long distance hiking story series.

“Most of this week I felt like a cartoon character – the one with the big cloud over my head with rain pouring down just on me. However, instead of one cloud following me wherever I went along the Camino, there were multiple clouds all lined up and circling like planes at O’Hare airport trying to get their ‘ok’ to land. I could see them all off in the distance eyeing me and sometimes even taunting me. I imagined Mother Nature with a headset on sitting up in the air traffic controller’s booth communicating with each rain cloud. One after the other would come in for a landing leaving me soaked, cold, and frustrated.”

In addition get your frequently asked questions answered in my FAQ post and an essential Camino de Santiago packing list based on what I took with me and what I wish I would have had!

See my Essential Camino de Santiago Packing List

Boots vs. Tennis shoes, rain gear needs (don’t forget your camera protection!), laundry supplies, the best ear plugs, and more. Before you go, make sure you have all of these items on my Camino de Santiago packing list!

If you are looking for more inspiration and information – here’s a few more places you can go for great information!

Camino de Santiago Guides that Can Help You Plan or Inspire Your Trip

 

Or simply follow my journey from the beginning and get answers to your most frequently asked questions below!

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The Essential Camino de Santiago Packing List

Posted by on May 9, 2017

The Camino de Santiago is the ultimate epic hike.  It’s an ancient pilgrimage route to the shrine of the apostle St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.  There are dozens of routes that lead from all part of Europe to Santiago de Compostela. However, the most popular route is the Way of Saint […]

Postcard from Pamplona

Posted by on April 23, 2012

Camino de santiago pamplona

Here’s a little secret, I’m not where you think I am. Do you think I’m in Naples? Surprise, I’m not. In fact, I’ve been to 4 countries since I was in Naples and I’m currently in Pamplona, Spain. It’s impossible to travel at this pace (6 countries in 7 weeks) and be able to keep […]