Camino de Santiago: The most worthwhile journey I’ve taken

November 20, 2015 in Europe, Spain

Today’s question for the Indie Travel Challenge centers on life changing journeys. We’ve taken more than our share of grand adventures. I’ve had the privilege to go places, and see […]

Happy New Year: Embracing Change

December 31, 2014 in Travelogue

I have a confession to make: I did not write a Christmas letter This is the first year in almost twenty that I haven’t. I can’t quite articulate why. What […]

Camino de Santiago: Graffiti on The Way

July 14, 2014 in Europe, Spain, Travelogue

I found the graffiti on the Camino fascinating. The path is painted, from end to end, with yellow arrows and with messages from other pilgrims. Every day I took at […]

Camino de Santiago: On Galicia’s enchanted forests

July 5, 2014 in Europe, Spain

The trees of the Galician forests have eyes. Big ones that are open wide and always watching as pilgrims pass through the bowered paths tripping lightly across the wide stone […]

Camino de Santiago: Day 31: In which my feet do not hurt

June 30, 2014 in Europe, Spain

I hate putting on my boots. The process is preceded by a ten minute ritual of popping blisters, applying antiseptic, cutting and folding gauze, bandaging raw spots with tape and […]

Camino de Santiago: Gregorian Chant

June 28, 2014 in Europe, Spain

The interior of the cathedral is crumbling. I can’t say that I’d even call it a cathedral, more of a chapel built to the scale of the small town that […]

Camino de Santiago: The rocks speak

June 26, 2014 in Europe, Spain

Astorga to Rabanal is a lovely walk. Today was marked by the messages, inscribed on stones, and left along the path. Before long, I found myself hunting for them, like […]

Leon: On parties and pensive walking

June 24, 2014 in Europe, Spain, Travelogue

Leon put on her party dress for our birthday. Parades of festively dressed bands playing hard brass as they marched in the streets. Classic Romani men playing reed pipes while […]

Camino de Santiago: On the meseta and what I am learning

June 20, 2014 in Europe, Spain

The meseta is long and hot. After two weeks toiling through mountains and rolling hills, over rocky terrain and ankle deep slippery leaves, one would think it a relief to […]

Camino de Santiago: On feet, faith & chosen family

June 18, 2014 in Europe, Spain

The meseta is long, and hot. The Way stretches off, through endless waves of grain blown by oceans of invisible wind across the long miles of nowhere. The Pyrenees have […]