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 am very happy to announce my new book, “If You Stand Here: A Pilgrim’s Tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Conpostela.” Look for it on Amazon NOW and by special order from your favorite independent bookseller. If You Stand Here: A Pilgrim’s Tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TFW3P26/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_drGcGbY9ZB318
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.
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 […]
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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 […]
It’s hard to describe this day, if you haven’t done it. You start as an innocent in a bar in Borres. I was so happy to be there I completely forgot to collect my first stamp of the day. I left with some friends – Texas friends, the best kind! – and we took off […]
What to do – argue with a man who lives on the Camino or just plain follow him? We followed.
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 […]