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It’s Time for a Camino

Well, it’s time again, I’ve started planning for another walk on the Camino de Santiago. This time, Makenna, my lovely 17...

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Unplugged: What to Let Go Of

I walk along in peaceful silence, the warm rays of the sun filtering down through the trees overhead. I hear the gentle steps of another...

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Cameras and Caminos: What to Bring

What to bring on the Camino de Santiago (or any trip) and the weight associated with that possession is an important and individual...

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Three Things to Know About the del Norte

  The Camino del Norte is an ancient pilgrimage path along the northern coast of Spain heading to Santiago de Compostela. I walked...

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Trail Day 11: I Can’t Get There From Here

Pobena to Castro-Urdiales, 22 km Sylvia was a good hiking partner. She’s Korean, 29 years old and speaks only a little English. It...

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Trail Day 10: Bridges to the Spirit

The Camino del Norte: Bilbao to Pobena, 28 km I started on the city streets of Bilbao in a light rain. The early morning push of...

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Trail Day 9: Men Don’t Ask Directions

The Camino del Norte: Lezama to Bilbao, 11km I walked out of the Lezama albergue alone and followed the main road for several kilometers...

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Trail Day 8: What Am I Suppose to Learn?

The Camino del Norte: Gernika-Lumo to Lezama, 22km This is just a waste of time, I don’t know what I’m doing here? I was...

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Trail Day 7: Too Much Mud

The Camino del Norte: Markina to Gernika-Lumo, 25km Every day on the Norte I’ve been presented with new obstacles. Today was no...

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Trail Day 6: Horses in the Mountain Mist

The Camino del Norte: Deba to Markina – 24 km Once again, there was not a single pilgrim in sight. Was I too early or too late?...