The Essential Camino de Santiago Packing List

May 9, 2017 11 Comments »

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 […]

Top 5 Camins de Ronda Day Hikes in Costa Brava

April 25, 2017 19 Comments »

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It took my 80-year-old father and me 15 days to finish our Costa Brava Coastal Path hike last summer. Fifteen wonderful individual days staring out at the Mediterranean and some of the most beautiful coastlines in Spain! It felt as if every day was the best ever – and then we’d wake up and start […]

Absolutely Everything to Know About Hiking the Camino de Ronda

August 16, 2016 24 Comments »

If you’re planning to hike the Camino de Ronda, and looking for up-to-date information and first-hand experience from someone who has done it, you’re in the right place! Keep reading for answers to the most frequently asked questions about hiking the Camino de Ronda. Ever since I walked into the plaza at the cathedral in […]

The Making of Human Towers and Catalan Tradition

July 14, 2016 4 Comments »

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I heard myself let out an audible gasp as my whole body tensed up.  My eyes were targeted on the small figure scurrying up 30 feet over 8 levels of people to the top of the narrow tower. I was nervous for her, for everyone; yet I had to remind myself that this was an […]

Travel Made me a Game of Thrones Fan Geek

June 23, 2016 12 Comments »

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I haven’t seen the Star Wars films. Gasp.I haven’t seen the Lord of the Rings Films. Double GASP. These statements normally invoke a shock and dismay reaction like you’ve never seen before. It’s sort of like saying that you hate Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny…or puppies; people think that you are a bit odd. […]

8 Things You Think About When Hiking With Your Father

June 16, 2016 15 Comments »

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“I don’t know how you travel with dad, I don’t think I could do it,” my siblings often mention to me. We all have distinct memories of growing up and my father being the ‘leader’ of the family and family trips. He was the one who made all the decisions and ultimately the family dictator. […]

Cami de Ronda In-stagram Review

June 14, 2016 17 Comments »

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Salty sea breezes, colorful flowers that reminded me of bowls of Easter eggs, skies that stretched forever and ever, burning calf muscles, salty sweat running down my forehead, and methodical crashing waves; this what I experienced my last two weeks in Costa Brava Spain hiking the Cami de Ronda coastal trails. I finally accomplished my […]

Month In-stagram Review Medieval Towns

May 24, 2016 5 Comments »

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I sort of feel like I spent the last 4 weeks at a Renaissance Fair without the costumes.  I’ve been in the Costa Brava Spain area working on a Medieval town project that has had me photographing more old stones than you can ever imagine!  One would think that I’d get tired of photographing brick […]

Finishing Business on the Camino de Ronda

May 19, 2016 15 Comments »

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Have you ever traveled somewhere and while there you learned of new areas to see or things to do, but you didn’t have time to include it in your first trip? It happens to me all the time; I go to a place, get a deeper understanding of it, and say – I have to […]