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We Have No Idea Where We Are Going

What will I learn about myself this time around? My Camino del Norte experience this summer was still a bit raw. I’d felt pathetic that I...

Healing the Anxious Traveler: By Masel

Masel Writes: At one time I was a happy guy, I had no problems, many friends and a good perspective for my life. But… Four years ago...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

Trail Day 5: There’s a Strange Woman in my Bedroom

  The Camino del Norte: Zarautz to Deba – 22km I woke to the sounds of the city, it was 0730. It took me a few seconds to...