This is a blog about the Camino de Santiago pilgrimages in Spain. I walked part of the Camino Portugués and earned a credential full of stamps and a compostela (certificate of completion). More important, the Camino has provided me with new friends from around the world, a more meaningful way to travel, and memories to last a lifetime. I have plans to walk three more routes* over the next three years, and I will use this blog to share the great things I’ve learned and will learn about the Camino.
As a chapter coordinator for the Northern California Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino (APOC), I promote Bay Area events, organize hikes, and document all that with write-ups, photos, and videos. My articles are published in APOC’s La Concha Newsletter in September 2015, March 2016, September 2016 and December 2016. I was trained as a Hospitalero by APOC and look forward to a time when I can serve as a volunteer for two weeks at an albergue.
During the planning phases of my Camino journeys, I’ll share tips, recommended readings, films, pilgrim interviews, gear reviews, videos, and my favorite Camino blogs. After completing my Caminos, I will use this blog to post my travel journals with photos, videos, and helpful tips for pilgrims.
A pilgrimage of this magnitude doesn’t start when you take your first step on terra firma in Spain; it begins when the Camino calls you and you can no longer ignore the dream. For many people, the Camino is transformative and doesn’t end when they reach Santiago. It endures beyond the physical journey and extends into their daily lifestyle.
I am just following my bliss. I look forward to sharing my Camino experiences with you and hearing about yours. I welcome your perspective and guest posts about how the Camino has provided for you. To do that, please use the form below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- May 2016 Camino Portugués from Ponte de Lima to Santiago (150 km.)
- May 2017 Camino Inglés from Ferrol to Santiago (approx. 110 km.) and Santiago to Fisterra & Muxia (approx. 114 km)
- 2018 Camino Francés from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago (approx. 790 km.)
- 2019 Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago (approx. 320 km.)