At a moment when so many are struggling and in need of community, we decided to lead a Virtual Camino to awaken the pilgrim spirit in all of us.
After 20 years of walking the Camino de Santiago, I must confess I don’t think I have previously explored fully what it means to be a pilgrim. This year, with at least half of our tours canceled due to the pandemic, I have had occasion to really think about it.
Our co-founder’s backpack becomes a vase packed with springtime wild flowers each time she walks the Camino. We explain why.
Pilgrims visiting Melide wonder why this crux has shows Christ with his arm hanging down. Is he pointing the way towards Santiago? We look at the possibilities.
The Cruz de Ferro (the Iron Cross) is one of the most iconic places on the Way of St. James. It calls us to truly embrace one of the fundamental practices of being a pilgrim: to pack lightly. Put another way, carry only what you need.
While many associate Celtic culture and history with Ireland, Scotland, and other regions in north-western Europe, roots of Celtic origin also exist strongly in the Galicia region of Spain, considered by many to be the seventh Celtic nation.
Pilgrim traditions at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
Anyone who ever met me for more than 5 minutes knew about Gunny. He is one of my soul mates and I love him more than life itself, so his death has been very hard for me.
Learn about Cape Finisterre at the end of the Camino
A look into the intriguing "smoke spreader."