Walking the Camino del Norte from Zarautz to Deba was rough for us. Not because the beautiful coastal views and moderate hills and slopes were all that challenging. Mostly because Day Two on the Camino de Santiago is a really hard day. Writing from a post-Camino perspective, this was my hardest day of walking – …

Our walk on the Camino del Norte from Deba Markina turned into a beautiful pilgrimage day. BUT…it didn’t start out so great. The Day When the Camino Provided We were on zero sleep thanks to the raging party of the night before that, naturally, took place beneath our windows. We are pretty convinced that they …

The Camino del Norte – or northern Camino route – turns back toward the coast on this stage from Portugalete to Pobeña. It felt so good to see the water and feel that breeze again! The Day We Left Basque Country: Our bodies felt great on this day, but my feet really hurt. New blisters …

We gave ourselves a rest day on Day 9 of walking the Camino del Norte. Our bodies just needed it. We honestly thought we would go to the beach and splash around in the water, but we couldn’t be bothered to do anything but lounge around and drink sangria. That’s what you call a rest …

There is a part of me that knew that my fiancé was dying. But I resisted that knowledge and convinced myself that he was too strong, too young, too upbeat to die, even as his shockingly aggressive cancer ravaged his body. Jeff’s ordeal with cancer was not a battle. It was an onslaught and it …