Mad Cool Festival

Madrid’s love affair with the late-night: You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up at 2:00 in the afternoon 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 doesn’t wrap up until close to …

Walker on Camino with arrow and shell

The Day When Sh*t Got Real: This was our best day on the Camino del Norte yet! That’s saying something considering how the day started. 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 played the …

Sign on the Camino de Santiago

The Day We Went on a Camino Pub Crawl: Our guide book advised us that this stretch of the Camino del Norte was boring and ugly, so we did what most people do when they go on a long walk…we put it in Google Maps! By going off of “The Way,” we took a …

View on the Camino de Santiago

The Day We Left Basque Country: The Camino del Norte – or northern Camino route – turns back toward the coast on this stage. It felt so good to see the water and feel that breeze again!

camping playa arenillas islares spain

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 at the end of the day, we had moved less than 0.5 miles. …

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 …

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