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My Way To capture every aspect of my journeys along the Caminos de Santiago. From planning to walking to home again, I want to record the feelings, insights, experiences and transformation that occur for me every step of The Way.

Warning: This Post is a Clusterf**k

SPAIN | Saturday, 9 Nov 2013 | Views [873] | Comments [4]

Hola Todos! I am finished walking as much of the Camino del Interior as I can...I made it to Briviesca and, tonight, am headed back to Barcelona in order to catch a flight to Mallorca tomorrow morning to start my WWOOFing adventure! This walk ... Read more >

Tags: camion del interior

Camino del Interior or the Way Inside

SPAIN | Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | Views [542] | Comments [3]

Hola Familia y Amigos! As I walk out of Irun there is a slight drizzle floating in the air, bringing the deep greens of the grass, the black of the tarmac and burnt yellows of the leaves into rich clarity. The temperature is crisp and cool, and I ... Read more >

Tags: camino del interior, forests, rainbow

On My Way...Again

SPAIN | Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | Views [513] | Comments [4]

Hola Todos! What does one do when they´re in a pinch and feeling a little lost? They call a friend, of course, and I am very, VERY thankful to have a good friend in mi companero, Juan. Our timing is uncanny, really. I knew he´d be in Valencia ... Read more >

Tags: camino del interior

Barcelona and What It's Taught Me

SPAIN | Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | Views [579]

Hola Todos! Well, here we are and I can hardly believe our time in Barcelona is nearly at an end! It's been an incredible week full of fascinating sights and delicious food! We've visited the beach almost every single day for down time after walking ... Read more >

Tags: barcelona, gaudi

Giving Thanks

SPAIN | Saturday, 12 Oct 2013 | Views [570] | Comments [2]

Hola Todos,  I arrived in Santiago yesterday completely exhausted after finishing my final 120kms...900kms in total since September 5th... As I trudged into the city I had a sense that the exhaustion was not entirely mine. I thought of all ... Read more >

Tags: love, rest

Photos: Camino Ingles

SPAIN | Saturday, 12 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

October 7-12, 2013
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Camino Inglés

SPAIN | Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | Views [767] | Comments [1]

Hola! I hope this finds you all well! Yesterday morning I jumped on an early bus to Ferrol and I am certainly glad I DID decide to arrive early as I found out quickly that there is no municipal albergue in the city! No problems, though, as it was ... Read more >

Tags: camino inglés

Next Steps

SPAIN | Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | Views [708] | Comments [1]

Hola Todos!   Well, here I am...back in Santiago de Compostela with a still a week ahead of me until the arrival of my good friend Kathleen and our two weeks together while she is on vacation from work! And so, what is a woman on a limited ... Read more >

Tags: camino norté, camino primitivo

Photos: Camino Primitivo

SPAIN | Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery

Starting Sept 23 and ending Oct 6, 2013
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New Season, New Way

SPAIN | Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | Views [553] | Comments [2]

Hola Todos! How blessed I feel by the heart warming responses I've received since my last post. Forgive me for not being in contact more frequently but up here in the mountains we are, quite literally, ofen in the middle of nowhere. And you know what? ... Read more >

Tags: camino primitivo

Random Thoughts

SPAIN | Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | Views [562] | Comments [7]

Hola Todos! Wow! A whopping 40C today in Polla de Siero and yesterday, 35C! No complaining on my part, though, as I know most of you are living with much lower temperatures and only expect it to get colder! I am sending warm rays of sunshine your ... Read more >

Tags: camino norte, camino primitivo, pilgrims

Photos: Camino Norte

SPAIN | Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

The Camino del Norte: September 5th - Sept 23, 2013
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Have a Laugh on Me

SPAIN | Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | Views [560] | Comments [3]

Day 6: Gernika Without any real preparation and having spent three weeks working feverishly behind my computer before leaving, I´m so amazed at the tenacity of my body...it truly is a blessing! It´s as though the memories of my muscles ... Read more >

I´m in Love! (and Thank you)

SPAIN | Saturday, 7 Sep 2013 | Views [451] | Comments [2]

Day 3: Hola Familia y Amigos! I´m in love! I may only be into day three of my long walk, but the Camino Norte has truly captured my heart! :) How is it that this love has risen so instaneously? Maybe it´s the salty ocean breeze on ... Read more >

Tags: camino norte

Great Gratitude

CANADA | Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | Views [424]

Hello Dearest Friends and Family! Six months later and it seems like a lifetime ago that I walked the Camino Via de la Plata, but it is still very much a part of my everday existence.  I am now in the throes of my thesis, tentatively titled:... Read more >

Photos: Paris

FRANCE | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

Thanks to Jenny J. for meeting me in Paris for my last 6 six days in Europe. Heading home straight from the Camino called for a transition, and Paris, France, was the perfect city for this!
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Tags: paris, post-camino

Photos: Forests, Fields, Rivers & Mountains

SPAIN | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

A chronological gallery of some of the beautiful scenery along the Via de la Plata Way and the Finesterre/Muxia Way.
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Tags: camino, fields, finesterre, forests, mountains, rivers, via de la plata

Photos: Albergues Along The Way

SPAIN | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

Via de la Plata
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Tags: albergues, camino, finesterre, via de la plata

Photos: I Belong Among the Wildflowers

SPAIN | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

The beauty I found in the wildflowers along the way never ceased to lift my spirits. I highly recommend downloading this tune on a separate screen while perusing these pics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozgmyx919a4&feature=related We all belong somewhere ... Read more >
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Tags: camino, via de la plata, wildflowers

Photos: Ancient Architecture & Modern Day Graffiti: An Album of Juxtaposition

SPAIN | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Tags: camino, graffiti, via de la plata

Angels Everywhere (The Gift of Trust)

FRANCE | Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | Views [679] | Comments [3]

The most important lesson that I have learned over the course of my travels is that the Universe loves me unconditionally. I am blessed to have known this for quite some time, but never has it been so ingrained and so clearly demonstrated as during this ... Read more >

Photos: The Peregrinos I Loved Along 'The Way'

SPAIN | Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

These are fellow peregrinos (masculine) and peragrinas (feminine) that I really connected with along the Via de la Plata, whether I walked with them 800kms or bumped into them at albergues once, twice, or many times...these are the folks who touched my ... Read more >
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Tags: camino, pilgrims, via de la plata

Photos: The Many Markers of 'The Way'

SPAIN | Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Tags: camino, finesterre, via de la plata


SPAIN | Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | Views [554] | Comments [1]

Hello Friends & Family, I am in Paris now and what a journey it has been! But first, my excursion to Finesterre. Walking to the coast was ultimately just a reason for me to simply keep walking and thinking and feeling. Before I left Santiago ... Read more >

The Way Will Not Deliver You to Happiness, Rather Happiness is The Way

SPAIN | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [697] | Comments [1]

Day 40: Santiago de Compostela and My Final Day of the Via de la Plata Hello Dear Friends & Family! I have  walked alone for 114kms without folly or strife and have experienced a powerful and lovely transition over these past four days! ... Read more >

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