Alayne Sinclair

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10 Ghost Towns Around the World

Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our top ten from …

The Camino, 500 Miles, A Month Away from Work

Next month I have a long weekend planned in the countryside. The first thought that passed through my head was “there is no internet connection …

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Soul Searching and Commerce on the Way of St. James

Not long ago, only a few people would make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Now, over 200,000 people a year spend several grueling …

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Do I need a headlight?

The question was:<p>Hi – just a quick question – do I REALLY need a headlight? [Starting SJDP mid September] I do have a small hand torch<p>Read all the …

Are there mosquitos on the Camino de Santiago in May? – Camino de Santiago

The question was:<p>I attract mossies like no-one else I know. Are there mosquitos on the VdlP in May? If so, I’ll take a mossie net – any thoughts?<p>Read …

One comprehensive and honest packing list for the Camino de Santiago – Camino de Santiago

This post is not a question, but rather one pilgrim sharing her packing list and other pilgrims comments on here choice. Her post was:<p>Hi all – I read …

What type and size water bottle to take on the Camino de Santiago? – Camino de Santiago

The question was:<p>I want to know what type of water bottle I should be buying and what size?<p>Will any particular made bottles (e.g. aluminium) have a …

What is your favorite private accommodation between Sarria and Santiago?

The question was:<p>Since I got such good information from my request for information about places to stay in Melide, I thought I’d post a more general …

Planning your Camino – about letting go

The question/comment was:<p>I will be doing my first Camino in September. I am an organised person, and I have been organising this journey for some …

How do I reduce Jet Lag traveling to the Camino de Santiago? – Camino de Santiago

The question was:<p>What is your best advice to reduce the impacts of Jet Lag? Spain is 8 hours ahead of my current time zone and would love to know any …

How much money should you have on you on the Camino de Santiago? – Camino de Santiago

The question was:<p>In dollars or euros, what would you guys say is a good amount to have on you? Obviously I don’t want to bring too much, because I …

6 questions from a Budget Traveler

The 6 questions were:<p>1. I’m planning to use 10 euros a day (5 for lodging, and 5 for food-can you really buy simple baguettes etc. for less than one …

Should I use insoles?

The question was:<p>I will soon be doing my first Camino. I have two metal plates in my spine from a car accident many years ago, and because of this I …

31-07-2011 Pedrouzo (Arca O Pino) – Santiago de Compostela

The last day feels weird. I woke up at 04.15. I set the alarm at 04.00. Vibrate. I took a hot drink. Chocolate milk. Drank it slowly and got ready. …

Which alburgues will be open around new year including new years day?

New Member<p>Camino(s) past & future15 July 2013<p>Advertisment<p>Camino Busybody<p><b>Donating Member</b><p>Camino(s) past & futureMany, various, and continuing.<p>New Member<p>…

Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James

Title: Paris to the Pyrenees( A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: DavidDownie <>Publisher: PegasusBooks

Walk of a lifetime: Why the epic Camino trail across Spain is a route to true happiness

By<p>You will have heard about life-changing journeys, but if I describe a 500-mile walk to Santiago de Compostela, I suspect your reaction would be: …

Walking the Camino with Janice

Boots. Check.<p>Backpack. Check.<p>Trekking poles. Check.<p>Little collection of “things” like socks and leukotape piling up that I’ll take with me to Spain …

El Camino de Santiago - The Way of St. James Pilgrimage

Wood Hiking Sticks/Poles Bring or Buy upon arrival?

Advertisment<p>Veteran Member<p><b>Donating Member</b><p>Camino(s) past & futureI have walked the Camino Frances nearly every year and 19 various Camino routes 2006 …

Abandoned New York City

A few of the city’s most incredible attractions are hidden in plain sight, undiscovered by a city that moves too quickly for people to see what’s right in front of them.<p>In recent years, Fort Tilden State Park has gone from being an obscure stretch of sand on the far end of New York City’s Rockaway …

New York Travel Guide

New York Travel Guide

Travel Guides

Lean + Green: The New Empire State Building

<i>By Denver Nicks</i><p>The traveling spirit tends to seek out unfamiliar, untrammeled places, so as a denizen of New York who sees the Empire State Building almost daily, I wasn’t sure what to make of my invitation to take a “behind the scenes” tour.<p>But I had never seen it like this.<p>The iconic Art Deco …

The Best of the West Village

The West Village is a labyrinth of shady brownstone-lined streets, hidden gardens, corner shops, and a mix of sophisticated culinary temples and casual downhome joints. It’s also a place I’m proud to call home.<p>I often find myself thinking <i>I feel like I’m on the set of a movie</i> while wandering this …

Behind the Scenes in Central Park

It has been said that Central Park was the first place in New York City where people from all walks of life could gather and relax together. This still rings true today, with the 843-acre park drawing 40 million visitors a year.<p>More than any other landmark, Central Park reflects the brilliance of …

Hyper-Local Tours in NYC

Having recently played “tourist” in my own hometown (see previous post), I felt inspired to explore more of New York from an out-of-towner’s perspective. I’ve already done the Circle Line cruise, all the major museums, a city bus tour, and even a bike trip through Harlem, so I was looking for a new …