Camino de Santiago

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Monday Morning Series: See The World

I recently read an article about getting lost in travel….not in the traditional sense of getting lost and not knowing where you are, but in the sense of letting yourself be immersed in the experience of travel – no plans, no expectations….or like Nike says: Just Do It! So, the question for this Monday morning … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Crossing Paths on the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago was a privilege.  To be able to take the 43 days to walk across the top of Spain, explore the region and get to know more about myself was a luxury.  There were so many amazing people to meet along the way, each with a different story. As I walked, … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Painted rocks on the Camino de Santiago

For those who plan on walking the Camino de Santiago, the legend has it that pilgrims are to bring a stone to the Cruz de Ferro, where they will lay it at the cross, a symbol of the burden they have had to bear as they walk to Santiago.  Many leave messages along with their … Continue reading

Crazy Encounters on the Camino de Santiago

Crazy Encounters on the Camino de Santiago Bleary eyed and a little nervous, I was awake before they turned the lights on at the hostel in St Jean Pied du Port at the start of my Camino de Santiago.  It was a damp and drizzly dawn, and everyone was a little restless.  There was an … Continue reading

Tips for walking the Camino de Santiago

Tips for walking the Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago has undergone a revival over the years with the number of pilgrims walking this ancient route to Santiago de Compostela growing considerably.  With numbers flourishing, the growing popularity, at times, can put a strain on the system.  While there are countless churches and villages … Continue reading

Celebrate: FriFotos from around the world

Moments in life worthy of a Celebration!  Welcome to this week’s FriFotos theme: Celebrate. Celebrate the moments that take your breath away! “Life is a journey, not a destination” – and you know how I love a good adventure.  My journey across the top of Spain as I walked the Camino de Santiago was nothing … Continue reading

Travel Confessions of a Travel-a-holic!

For the Love of Wanderlust recently tagged me for a series on Travel Confessions.  The torch has been passed and I am honoured that she thought of me! There are a few rules in the Travel Confessions series: Post a photo (or photos) and description(s) of your confession(s) in a new post. Tweet your post … Continue reading

Top 5 Travel Experiences from 2012

Top 5 Travel Experiences from 2012 2012 was a travel bonanza!  I never would have guessed, ringing in the New Year in Prague, that I would see and experience so much throughout 2012. Travel in 2012 ran the gamut of experiences from luxurious hotel stays in the Mayan Riviera at the Fairmont Mayakoba Resort and … Continue reading

Palacio del Carmen in Santiago de Compostela: Hotel Review

Palacio del Carmen, Marriott, Santiago de Compostela:  Hotel Review You would not believe my delight as I walked down the street on the way to the Marriot’s Palacio del Carmen in Santiago de Compostela.  The white patio umbrellas out front were the first clue that I was about to be spoilt.  After walking the Camino … Continue reading

Walking to Santiago

Walking to Santiago Hoping to savour my last day on the Camino de Santiago, I left my final pension in Arca rather late.  With the rains of the day before finally past, the trail had an ethereal and misty presence in the morning.  It was the perfect atmosphere for my final day of walking into … Continue reading

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