shell on the camino de santiago

If you are here because the Camino called you, then I’m honored to be part of your first steps toward a life-changing journey. There are many routes on the Camino, there are many ways to walk those routes, and there are countless reasons for walking. No route is bad, no way is wrong, and …

A beach sunset on the Camino del Norte

The Day We Hit 100 Miles Walked: We hit a major milestone on day eight of walking the Camino del Norte. Just as we reached our destination of a beachside campsite in Islares, we finished our 100th mile walked. But mile 99 might have been the hardest mile yet.

A beach sunset on the Camino del Norte

The Day We Didn’t Move: 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. …

An Arrow Painted on rock on the Camino del Norte

The Day We Stayed with the Nuns: After a rest day, I set out on Day 10 of our walk on the Camino del Norte with all kinds of spunk and pep. Lizz wanted to punch me right in the face (though she didn’t admit it until the next day). You see, she was …

A pilgrim stands on a coastline cliff on the Camino del Norte

The Day with the Blessing…and the Sand: Day 11 of walking the Camino del Norte started so strong with a blessing from the Trinitarian Sisters in the beautiful church next to the albergue that the nuns maintain in Laredo. The sisters wished us all a good life and a good pilgrimage and I set …

A pilgrim walks through a tunnel on the Camino del Norte

The Day That Involved Barbed Wire, Stinging Nettle & Railroad Tracks: We set out on Day 15 of walking the Camino del Norte prepared to walk 23 miles. But that didn’t happen. Somewhere between crawling under a barbed-wire fence, running into stinging nettle, and walking back to the official route by way of narrow …