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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Camino de Santiago FAQ’s

Posted by on June 12, 2012

Trail leading into Santo Domingo

You have made the decision to hike the Camino de Santiago Camino Frances – what next?  I bet you have a bunch of questions you need answered such as where to stay, what to eat, what to bring, and how to find your way. Finally, you can get all of your basic questions about walking […]