Meet Karin, a Camino Angel

Every once in a while, you hear about an angel on the Camino. Perhaps you’ve met one while walking, or have been the recipient of first aid, a ride, or shelter when you desperately needed it.  It’s true, peregrinos look out for one another, and a few look after the environment of the Camino itself. Imagine seeing a pilgrim who walks all day picking up trash along a Camino. Karin Kiser has taken on the arduous duty of Camino cleanup, one disposable pillowcase full of trash at a time! 

Read her story below from a recent interview Karin had with the good folks at Galiwonders.  

When Karin is not on the Camino, she writes incredibly useful books, such as Lighten Your Load and Free and Clear, with the mission of helping people reduce the physical, mental, and emotional toxins blocking their path. Yes, please! Karin recently published two mini guidebooks, Your Inner Camino and After the Camino. As of writing this, I am just days away from walking my fourth Camino, and will be bringing the Your Inner Camino with me.

Interview with Karin Kiser

(originally published on Galiwonders, a tour company and resource for pilgrims)

Galiwonders: In your book, Your Inner Camino, you wrote about some of the motivations that pilgrims have in order to travel the Camino. You talk about adversities, about the need to listen to your inner voice and find more meaning in life, so which was you main or personal motivation to take the Camino?

My mission is to celebrate the Camino de Santiago and the pilgrim’s journey, from the calling to Compostela and beyond. I do this by sharing informative tips on training, gear, and routes; by promoting Camino related events in the Bay Area; by interviewing pilgrims and sharing inspiring stories; and by curating content relevant to the Camino.  Purchases on my Etsy shop help to defray the costs of hosting and managing this blog so that I can keep sharing the Camino love!

To everyone heading out on a pilgrimage or staying home, Buen Camino!

Laurie

7 thoughts on “Meet Karin, a Camino Angel

  1. Excellent example of ways to give back to the Camino, the community, and our host countries. LNT!
    Cheers from the Vezelay route; Buen Camino to you, Laurie

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