We hit a major milestone on stage eight of walking the Camino del Norte from Pobeña to Islares. Just as we reached our destination at a beachside campsite in Islares, we finished our 100th mile walked. But mile 99 might have been the hardest mile yet. Let’s dive in: The Day We Hit 100 Miles …

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 …

After a rest day, I set out on Day 10 of our pilgrimage on the Camino del Norte from Islares to Laredo with all kinds of spunk and pep. And Lizz wanted to punch me right in the face. You see, she was still hurting from that paved shortcut we took on day eight and …

Day 11 and stage 10 of walking the Camino del Norte from Laredo to San Miguel de Meruelo started 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 …

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 railroad …

The Day That We Made a New Friend: Sometimes on the Camino del Norte, it seems that you walk toward a destination for three days. That’s how it felt when we got to Llanes. We are finally here! But we made it and we relished in being in a large town where we could find …