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
There’s a wonderful book called “To Walk Far, Carry Less.” The author talks about what you should not bring with you if you are setting out on a long hike. He agrees with a man he meets early on in the book, who tells him the exhaustion and aches he was experiencing were because he […]
I remember so clearly thinking to myself, “Nothing will disturb me. Nothing will frighten me.” Then I got lost on my way out of town.
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 – […]
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 […]
Can I do this? Yes. Pack up and go.
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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 […]
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 […]
On not losing your hiking boots and poles!