Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Cleanliness and garbage along the Camino are significant challenges. Recently the American Pilgrims on the Camino group hosted a contest to raise awareness and get pilgrims engaged in being a part of the solution. I was one of 24 people who entered this contest. I did not win the contest and I understand why…but my entry […]

Feet First

Feet First

In preparing to do any long distance walk, the most important asset you have is your feet. That’s why planning should start with thinking about your feet first! People will ask in the forums what is the best footwear for walking a Camino and the answers are always as varied as the people themselves. Start […]

Fix-It Fair

Fix-It Fair

We live in a consumer society. When something breaks, we are far more likely than our ancestors to just get a new one. We also have manufacturers who’ve created “planned obsolescence” where they actually create items that are less durable or work to create new features in that next phone that comes out, making our […]

The Camino is Calling

The Camino is Calling

In 2013 I heeded the call to walk the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago, Spain. It was an amazing experience and one that I will never forget. I enjoyed it so much, that the call to walk has returned. I was originally hoping to walk in spring of 2016, but a […]