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 …

Mad Cool Festival laughter

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 …

Sunrise in Deba on the Camino del Norte

The Day When Shit 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 …

Painted sign on the Camino del Norte

The Day We Went on a Camino del Norte 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 …

Two women gaze at the view along the Camino del Norte

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!

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. …