I spent a lot of time last week trying to sort through how to make 2017 into a better year than 2016. Not having an election is obviously a good start, but I’m looking for things that are a little more personal. And my most meaningful, personal lessons came from the 79 days I spent … More 3 Camino Mantras for 2017, Part 2: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose
Eric and I spent our 14th wedding anniversary in the sleepy, almost eerily deserted town of Bercianos del Real Camino, deep in the heart of the Meseta. … More Our Meseta Anniversary
A few weeks ago I shared my five favorite albergues on the Camino Frances, the path from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago. But that only covers half of my Camino. Now I want to step back and look at the five most unforgettable gites of the Chemin du Puy, the Camino route from … More 5 Unforgettable Gites on France’s Chemin du Puy
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
At one point or another, every Camino alum starts making Top Five list. The Best Albergues. The Best Meals. The Best Days. I love reading these stories, because sometimes I recognize the places they describe…but more often I don’t. Pilgrims stop in different towns, or stay in different places, or the weather and the people just … More My 5 Favorite Albergues on the Camino Frances
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?
A photo tour of the gites, albergues, and beds of the Camino de Santiago … More Camino Beds (A Photo Tour)