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 de …

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 toward …

This is my story of walking across Spain. This post was first published in The Columbian, my hometown newspaper. 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 …

We were all anticipation as we set out for our first day of walking the Camino del Norte from San Sebastián to Zarautz. 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 other? We …

It was raining as we set out from the Pitis Hostel in Markina on the Camino Norte route toward Guernica. But the rain 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 early …

We woke up on Day Five of walking the Camino del Norte feeling well-rested and relaxed and ready to walk from Mendata to Guernica to Bilbao. Only we weren’t exactly going to walk the whole way! Let’s dive in! The Day We Went to a Carnival: Setting out from Mendata to Guernica to Bilbao Because …