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Walking the Camino de Santiago: A Beginner's Guide

A smoking silver thurible swooped through the gothic arches overhead, richly scented incense pouring from its sides. Eight priests in heavy robes acted as the counterweight, controlling a rope as thick as my forearm. I shuddered to think what might happen if the cord snapped, spilling 175 pounds of …

Walking the Camino de Santiago: A Complete Guide

As a well-known long-distance trek, the Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimage routes running across Europe, all leading to the city of …

CaminoWays.com Walking Festival Ireland 2015 - CaminoWays.com

<b>Celebrate Saint James Day with us at the CaminoWays.com Walking Festival 2015</b><p>Join CaminoWays.com for our very special walking festival celebrating St …

Walking

40 Years Later, I Set Out to Walk the Camino de Santiago: Nancy Liddle’s Quest : The Art of Non-Conformity

<i>This is a quest case study. (</i><b>Read others</b> <i>or</i> <b>nominate yourself</b><i>.</i><i>)</i><p>Nancy wasn’t sure she could complete an 850-kilometer walk on the Camino de Santiago in …

Hiking

Tantalizing Trails of the Spanish World

Is the sunshine making you restless? Are you feeling like an adventure? Even if not, once you take a look at these gorgeous hikes and destinations …

Unesco's new World Heritage Sites - 2015

The Camino de Santiago is coming back to Dublin after almost 800 years

Image: Shutterstock/Hans Wichmann<p>Image: Shutterstock/Hans Wichmann<p>AFTER A GAP of almost 800 years the Camino de Santiago is set to return to …

Hiking

'No pooping' signs greet tourists on Camino de Santiago trail in Spain

Spain's Camino de Santiago, with long paths across western Europe that lead to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, appeals to travelers …

Hiking

Life Lessons From the Camino de Santiago

Recently, I walked a section of the <i>Camino de Santiago</i>, a pilgrimage that begins in France and ends in Spain. For centuries, thousands of <i>pilgrims</i> of different spiritual traditions, backgrounds, and countries travel to participate in the 800-kilometer trek.<p>A beginner's mind and a backpack is all you …

11 reasons why you should never walk the Camino de Santiago

1. Santiago de Compostela might be one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, but have you seen how narrow its streets are? Not to mention the …

Hiking

20 truths about walking the Camino de Santiago

1. Sometimes you’ll say “buen camino” when you really mean “go to hell.”<p><i>Buen</i>-effing-Camino to the bicyclists who zoom by and nearly clip your elbow, …

Hiking

Warning to Camino de Santiago pilgrims after female walker disappears

People advised not to travel alone following attempted abduction weeks after American vanished while following pilgrimage trail in Spain<p>Pilgrims are being warned to avoid walking alone along a 15-mile stretch of Spain’s Camino de Santiago after police launched an investigation into an attempted …