Guest on a New Travel Podcast!

It was a delight to speak with award-winning Forbes travel writer Lea Lane about the Camino de Santiago. Her book, Places I Remember, will take you on a trip around the world. Very highly recommended. You can listen to the podcast anywhere you get your podcasts. The link to our chat is here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/places-i-remember-travel-talk-with-lea-lane/id1554088083

The Coronavirus and the Camino – Some Thoughts

Many thanks to the Fundación Jacobea for prompting me to put my thoughts into words. https://www.fundacionjacobea.org/en/ways-of-santiago/reflections-on-the-camino-from-the-lockdown-anne-born/ I consider myself very lucky to have walked the Camino Frances from Sarria in January 2020 – before we knew what we all know now about this virus. I look forward to my next visit to the Cathedral – […]

Every Day, Everything You Want

What if that’s all it is? What if all the spiritual talk about finding God or yourself isn’t the thing that we take away from walking the Camino de Santiago? What if it’s just that for a few days, we can do whatever we want? I had this discussion with my daughter who is planning […]

Books, Books, Books!

This is a fun heads up! I’m starting a new series of guides to the Camino. The first will be a guide – specifically for English-speaking pilgrims – to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. You can read lots of guides. They’re dense, filled with numbers, how high the towers are, when the building went […]

On Becoming a Pilgrim

I’m on the threshold, in the doorway. It’s a clear metaphor, of course, just describing a liminal space – you pick one side or the other, or you stay there. Do I back in and stay safe or do I step out and go on an adventure. It’s not unlike “Do I buy tickets or […]