The idea that Eric and I spent 79 days together, 24/7, walking across two countries, fascinates people. (It fascinated people we met on the Camino, too. I can’t count how often someone would ask “you’re walking all this way together…and you’re still married?”) … More Walking the Camino as a Couple
It’s here! A week ago I went to the American Pilgrims of the Camino website and requested a new credential for my upcoming mini-Camino. (I’ve started to call it Camino 1.3, because I’ll walk about a third of the Camino Frances.) And now here it is, all crisp and blank and pretty. In less than … More The Camino Credential
Walking the Chemin de Saint Jacques often felt like an epic game of Where’s Waldo—but if you pay attention you’ll quickly know if you got off track. … More Can You Get Lost Walking the Camino de Santiago?
The first day of summer brought me a gift: the first head cold of summer. I’ve spent the past week on my couch, going through a full box of tissues, drinking gallons of green tea, and catching up on Season 3 of The Americans. I could do all of that, of course, because this summer I’m … More When You Get Sick on the Camino
Here’s another question people ask when they hear that we spent almost all of our 79 Camino nights in shared rooms, sometimes with as many as 50 other people. What do you do about the snoring? I could make a joke here about how most of us who are married are used to sleeping a … More Sleeping Through the Snoring
In 79 days on the #CaminodeSantiago we slept in 75 beds. But we never saw a bed bug. Why? … More Bed bugs? What bed bugs?