I have always known That at last I would Take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today. — Ariwara No Narihira Photo taken just outside Figeac, France. The red and white stripes on the tree mark the Chemin du Puy, the Camino stretching from Le Puy toContinue reading “I Have Always Known (Almost Wordless Wednesday)”
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This Is Your Brain On Walking. Any Questions?
I came across this story last week about Vancouver author John Izzo. A popular author, business speaker, and consultant, Izzo had a successful career writing and teaching about how to live and work better. But he wasn’t happy. So where did he go to rediscover himself? The Camino, of course. “Izzo hiked in Spain forContinue reading “This Is Your Brain On Walking. Any Questions?”
The Darkness (Almost Wordless Wednesday)
“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” -Francis Bacon Photo taken on the Chemin du Puy, the Camino pilgrimage path from Le Puy, France, to Santiago, Spain.
Can You Get Lost Walking the Camino de Santiago?
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.
On a Hike (Almost Wordless Wednesday)
“On a hike, the days pass with the wind, the sun, the stars; movement is powered by a belly full of food and water, not a noxious tankful of fossil fuels. On a hike, you’re less a job title and more a human being….A periodic hike not only stretches the limbs but reminds us: Wow,Continue reading “On a Hike (Almost Wordless Wednesday)”
Shadows (Almost Wordless Wednesday)
The shadow photo is an inevitable part of the Camino. When you’re walking west, day after day, and leaving early in the morning, day after day, it’s always there.
How the French Camino (Almost Wordless Wednesday)
Spotted just outside Saint Come d’Holt. Note the beer holster, keeping one within reach, and two more tucked safely in the bag, just below the Camino shell.
3 (Almost-Weightless) Camino Packing Hacks
Here are the three small hacks I made to my Camino packing, based on the advice of pilgrims who went before me, that made a world of difference almost every day.
Our Meseta Anniversary
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.
Spend 4 Minutes on the Camino Frances
What is it like to walk from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela? I just found a video that sums it up and edits it down to just 4 minutes. It looks like they walked about the same time last year that we did, and so everything here is so familiar IContinue reading “Spend 4 Minutes on the Camino Frances”