You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up in your Madrid hotel room at 2:00 in the afternoon with your pillow covered in glitter and sparkles. In fairness, this particular festival in Madrid doesn’t even start until 6:00 in the evening at the earliest, and it doesn’t wrap up until …

This tour of Ernesto Hemingway’s Madrid is a bit of a pub crawl but, hey, if you’re going to follow in the footsteps of Papa, you’re gonna get drunk. I am a huge fan of getting to know a city by way of wandering and an even bigger fan of Ernest Hemingway (or Don Ernesto …

This Camino de Santiago packing list may just be the best one around. Bold statement, I know. But when you get really familiar with what you should not pack on a 500-mile pilgrimage across Spain, you can speak with confidence about what you should pack. And let me tell you, I made some serious mistakes …

Here it is, your Camino de Santiago cost calculator: Of course, your costs are going to vary depending on how you plan to walk the Camino and where you plan to walk the Camino. Let’s dive in! First step: calculate how many days you have to walk the Camino The best possible scenario is that …

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 …

Our guidebook advised us that this stretch of the Camino del Norte from Bilbao to Portugalete was boring and ugly, so we did what most people do when they go on a long walk…we put it in Google Maps! The Day We Went on a Camino del Norte Pub Crawl from Bilbao to Portugalete: By …