The Way of Saint James: El Camino de Santiago. A collection of ancient pilgrimage routes across Spain, the various Camino paths offer beautiful trails through picturesque towns and sleepy villages, through foggy fields and murky forests. The Camino Francés is an epic adventure 800km long, stretching from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In 2015 we made that trek over 30 days, earning over a dozen blisters along the way.
In 2016, we followed up that journey with a trip along the Camino Portugués, from Porto, Portugal to Santiago, and onward to Finisterre and Muxía.
Curious? Then read on for some great tips and wonderful tales from The Way!
Saying goodbye on the road is never easy.
Walking the Camino solo isn't for everyone. Not sure if it's for you? Read on and I'll elaborate on the benefits of walking alone v.s walking in a pair/group.
If you're considering a walk along the Portuguese Way, these tips will help you get the most out of your journey – so check 'em out!
Follow my 350km journey along the Camino Portugués, from Portugal to the End of the World.
Is it possible to do The Camino on a budget as a vegan? Yes. Is it pretty? God, no.
Most people overpack when they walk The Camino. Don't be one of those people. Pack light. Pack smart. Walk easy.
Thinking of walking The Camino? Take a photo odyssey across Spain from the comfort of your laptop – blister free!
Breaking down the cost of The Camino for the budget traveller.
30 days. 800km. A dozen blisters. Heat exhaustion. And a sad farewell at the end of the world. Worth it.
The Walking of the Bulls...sort of.
The most disappointing part of our Camino? Our stay at the Parador de San Marcos.
We have survived the first 400km of The Camino. Only 400km left...
Enter the police, and some reflections on being a pilgrim.
Some reflections on the Way to Santiago. Also, some cursing.
Blisters take a painful toll after just a few days on the Camino Frances.
Day 1 of our Camino - a sweaty, beautiful, exhausting day. Only 29 left.