Camino de Santiago Vlog

This Camino de Santiago video series is shot from a post-Camino perspective. My walking partner and I cover every aspect of walking the Camino from our nerves as we set out, to the blisters and pain along the way, to the shenanigans we got ourselves into, to the euphoric feeling of arriving in Santiago …

two women hug at santiago cathedral

The day we completed our pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago was surreal. We couldn’t believe we were heading out on the last day, the 35th day of our pilgrimage, and that that we would arrive in Santiago de Compostela that very afternoon. We woke up in Pedrouzo giddy with excitement and literally skipping …

Woman meditates on the Camino de Santiago

Walking Away, Coming Home My fiancé was diagnosed with cancer on Valentine’s Day of 2018. I still think of the day as “Diagnosis Day.” A day when everything about our lives changed. A day that foreshadowed the darkest day that I would ever know when – just four months later – Jeff took his …

Two Women Setting out On the Camino del Norte

The Day When it All Began: We were all anticipation as we set out for our first day of walking the Camino del Norte. Two utter and complete bundles of nerves and excitement. Would we be up for the task of walking 14 miles? Would our bags be too heavy? Would we kill each …

Arrow painted on the road of the Camino del Norte

The Day with the Detour: It was raining as we set out on the Camino del Norte from the Pitis Hostel but it didn’t phase us even one bit. We had slept well – the first good sleep on our pilgrimage. Since there were only fellow pilgrims in the hostel, everyone was in bed …

Two Women on a Carnival Ride in Bilbao on the Camino del Norte

The Day We Went to a Carnival: We woke up on Day Five of walking the Camino del Norte feeling well-rested and relaxed. Because we were in the attic far above the commotion of the albergue, we didn’t hear everyone heading to the communal table for breakfast and, remarkably, not one of the four …