Today I was tagged in a message on Facebook and the link took me to a photo of myself and a friend glowing with sun, shower and accomplishment and unmistakable Camino sparkle, waiting for our meal in Lorca. She and I started the Long Walk from St Jean Pied de Port together in 2012, but she damaged … More Planning a sudden Camino?
This question comes up on the Camino forum(s) again and again. With so many cheap tickets and steep checked bag fees it is tempting to pack light and take your Camino pack on the flight as hand luggage. But can you take your collapsible hiking poles too? No, you can’t. You need to put them … More Taking hiking poles on the plane
Just in case anyone should wonder what it is I am actually planning to carry, wear, use and leave behind on my St Olav’s Way walk, I thought I would piece together a tentative list – which may or may not change dramatically, time will tell and it will be interesting to see. It might not … More Tentative Olav’s Way packing list
Here’s my un-packing list after my April 2016 walk from Sarria to Santiago revisions. This is an all-in, from-skin-out (FSO) list, so everything I wear or am carrying is included. Osprey Tempest 30 L – everything fits as if by magic! Now also with lizard. Synthetic sleeping bag in drybag – only used once and definitely just for … More Un-packing list May 2016
I am shortly – tomorrow! – going for a one week walk in Galicia with my friend, who is new to the Camino. We initially decided on the Camino Ingles, but now it looks like we are walking from Sarria as the infrastructure will allow us more flexibility in where to stop, stay and eat. … More Packing list for a Galician spring walk
Just a quick update on the Shop Stop situation! I am going to Spain again in April with my lovely friend S, who has never been before (or done that kind of travel, I think) so honestly I have been worrying as much – or more – about her packing as I have about my own. … More Shop Stop Week One
More and more of us take advantage of sometimes incredibly cheap flights, especially in Europe. The only thing that keeps getting more expensive are the add-ons … like checked luggage. If you can or want to travel with hand luggage only, like I do now, you can save a small fortune on short trips away … More Packing liquids