So Vicki and I are doing our final prep for our upcoming Camino trip. I am finding out that this is as much about processing our emotions as it is about physically preparing, maybe even more about the emotions. Specifically today we were talking about sleeping together. You see we just haven’t gotten to the … More Prepping and Processing
There is an expression that I learned on my last walk and it is that the Camino begins the day you return from your trip. Walking the Camino is the way to begin again in life. I love the metaphor of the journey and the depth that it can take. So in essence I have come full circle. I am preparing for another walk, I am beginning the Camino again. … More The Camino Begins Again
For many, the Camino is an opportunity to connect with their spiritual side. Let’s face it, the walk is long, sometimes monotonous, physically strenuous, and will test your spirit to its core. The journey will give you ample time to connect with the deepest meaning of the word spirituality. Spirituality is such an important topic. … More How to Spiritually Prepare for The Camino
There are so many ways to prepare for the Camino. I will just start out by saying there is no ‘right’ way. Some people prepare months in advance, and some don’t prepare at all. In the end, most of them make it. I believe that the two most important things to keep in mind when … More How to Physically Prepare for the Camino
I am going to walk the Camino this fall and am looking forward to the time, the experience, the memories, and the relationships that will be formed. So I am thinking about how to prepare for the journey on the way to Santiago. When I think of preparing, I think of three different ways to … More How to Mentally Prepare for the Camino
So early on in the first week I met a German named Peter. He had done the Camino several times and said something that stuck with me all during the trip. He told me that the Camino doesn't begin until I get home. The idea is that we really have to take home all the … More The Camino Begins Again
We all started off today together. Everybody wanting to walk into Santiago as a group. We gathered up at the first cafe we ran across and took this group picture. Somebody pointed out there were twelve us us. Nothing lost on the significance there! There was lots of talk of how we felt, what we … More Santiago de Compestella – We Made It!
So if you know the ole song “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters, you can hear what is going through my head as I write this. I am absolutely like a kid on the morning before Christmas or a performer before a big show. I am soooooo excited! I have only one more day … More Arca – Excitement in the Air
Ok, it is now official. We are almost there. Just a short two days away and another 44 km to go. Heck, we could drive there in less than an hour if we wanted. So everybody is talking about it. Everybody is asking “what’s next?” Some are going to walk to Finnisterre, some are going … More Arzua – Almost There
So the most asked question on the Camino, by far, is “where are you from?” It is a great way to start a conversation and it is amazing how many places people are from out here walking. One surprise to me was for me to discover how many Koreans are out here. Last night we … More Pallas de Rei – Where Are You From?