Just getting started on your preparations for the Camino de Santiago? Here are a few ideas, inspirations, and practicalities.
How a window war in the albergue became a running joke—and the tie that bound our multinational pilgrim horde together for 800km and 6 weeks
A beautiful essay on grief, friendship, and very long walks, by a young Swiss pilgrim we met on the Camino in 2015.
Hard-won lessons in whittling down your pack list and staying dry(ish) on your Camino
A Few Simple Lessons in Camino Etiquette
56 Foolproof Ways to Tell You’re Definitely an American Peregrino in Withdrawal
“The Sun Also Rises” — Zubiri to Pamplona: Friendships, First Aid, and a Fiesta of Pintxos
“‘¿Cómo está Usted?’ Do NOT ask.” (Roncesvalles — Zubiri) A procession of perfect Basque villages scrolls by, you translate for an enraged Korean woman, and your hiking partner’s feet begin to resemble cuts of meat.