Volunteering the Camino Way in Portugal and Spain

Hola, amigos, I'm getting ready to return to Spain and Portugal, with new experiences to broaden my Camino journey. How does the Camino inspire?  I believe in following my intuition, reading the signs along the Way and paying attention.  Volunteer opportunities for my September/October Camino appeared when I followed the signs, just like when I walk. … Continue reading Volunteering the Camino Way in Portugal and Spain

From Portugal to Spain: A Meandering Tale and the Long Walk

Hola amigos. I'm writing from Muxia on the Costa da Morte. This isn't a rerun, although I walked to this village on the Finisterre-Muxia Camino in July. Check out earlier blogs for more images of this incredible coast. My story goes from present to past, the real world. I'm excited to be here, my fourth … Continue reading From Portugal to Spain: A Meandering Tale and the Long Walk

Training for a Camino or love a long walk? Links and maps for California Coastal Trails and Hostels

  Hi, Walkers and Hikers! Ready for an adventure? Read on for Maps and Links to almost everything you want to know about hiking or walking on the California Coastal Trails and staying at hostels or campgrounds. Drive a few hours away from home in Northern California and  you will find spectacular seashores and hiking.   Train for your Camino, whether … Continue reading Training for a Camino or love a long walk? Links and maps for California Coastal Trails and Hostels

Resolution: Let’s Hike and Preserve California’s Coastal Trails

Here it is 2018, time to make resolutions and promises, perhaps to walk more often and longer, as in walks around the block or local walking trails, day hikes, backpacking treks or pilgrimages like the Camino de Santiago in Spain. If a daily walk is your New Year's Resolution, you won’t have to worry about … Continue reading Resolution: Let’s Hike and Preserve California’s Coastal Trails

More Camino Stories

Was Your Camino Life-Changing? Stories Continued Hello, Readers. It's the Season of Light, Change, Celebration and Sharing.  The thread that runs through these stories is Gratitude. My hope is that we all continue to practice kindness, gratitude and compassion in our everyday lives, not just on the Camino or in December, but 365 days a … Continue reading More Camino Stories

Camino Pilgrim Stories

Hello, Readers. Last month, I asked you this question: Was Your Camino Life-Changing? I'm happy to report that I received many stories, as unique and special as the pilgrims who sent them to me. I plan to share them with you, a few each blog, some long, some brief, but all expressing personal, as well … Continue reading Camino Pilgrim Stories

Was Your Camino Life-changing?

Life-changing is how many Pilgrims describe their Camino experience.  We might spend months and sometimes years preparing for our journey. What happens when we complete our pilgrimage and come home to our everyday life,  our time of RE-ENTRY?   If you've already walked a Camino, whether short or long, please contribute to the discussion with … Continue reading Was Your Camino Life-changing?