Welcome to Camino Times Two, a corner of the Internet created by writer and unlikely pilgrim Beth Jusino, dedicated to exploring and sharing the iconic long-distance hiking routes across Europe called the Way of Saint James, or the Camino de Santiago. (And in these travel-limited days, perhaps also a few posts on adventures closer to home.)
The blog is a collection of my stories from more than 100 days spent on the Chemin du Puy (from Le Puy to St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France), the Camino Frances, and the Camino del Norte, as well as FAQs, lists, links to Camino news from around the world, quotes to inspire your journey, and recommended resources. There’s a lot here, so use the “Categories” drop-down on the right sidebar to find what you’re looking for.
If you’re here for the first time, here are a few of the most timeless and popular places to start:
- Saint Roch: The Burlesque Saint of Bad Knees and (Maybe) Pilgrims
- 10 Tips for Not Being “That” Camino Pilgrim
- 6 Ways to be THAT Camino Pilgrim
- My Princess Feet, the Shoes, and My Biggest Camino Mistake
- 3 (Almost) Weightless Camino Packing Hacks
- The Surprising Story Behind the Sculpture on Alto de Perdón
“I have read and reread many parts of this book. If you’re looking for long-term inspiration, whether or not you plan to journey on the Camino, this is the right book.”
Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago is the award-winning travel memoir, recounting my first trip to the Camino de Santiago. With no experience hiking, no language skills, and only a vague idea what we were in for, my husband Eric and I set out from Le Puy, France, and ended 1,000 miles later on the Atlantic Coast in Finisterre, Spain.
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. ” – Edward Abbey