I've been a backpacking-type-of-traveler for over thirty years, and it's been my pleasure to help people to plan their own journeys.
Most recently I've enjoyed mentoring people who are preparing to walk the Camino de Santiago—a network of centuries-old walking paths that crisscross western Europe.
If you haven't yet heard about it, the Camino is an extraordinary experience that offers people the chance to gain fitness for both body and soul. And it's fun too!
In the past decade I've walked over 2000 miles (about 3200 kilometers) on Camino pilgrimage routes in France and Spain. [That's not a boast: others have walked far greater distances, and many times I've been left in the dust by vigorous 70+ year-olds racing past me.]
One of the most frequently asked questions by those wanting to walk the Camino is "What should I take" ? So I wrote a book devoted to that topic (Camino de Santiago: To Walk Far, Carry Less).
Much to my surprise, several thousand people have used the book to plan their Camino journey (you can read some reviews here).
I believe the Camino can change lives, and that's why I'll continue to provide other Camino resources via print and digital formats. [NEW: that now includes building a Camino website for you. Stop letting big tech steal your personal information to sell for profits…use your own private website to showcase photos, tell your stories, and communicate with loved ones while you walk the Camino. Contact me to reserve your private Camino website.]
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I live in West Seattle, with my spouse and two disruptive cats.