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Journey along with us as we explore the sacred sites and holy places around the world! Stay current with all our pilgrimage travels!

Also, stay updated with all of our articles that reflect our thoughts and ideas on how to be a pilgrim in our current, stressful and rushed culture. You too can slow your life and your adventures with the mindful travel style of the pilgrim.

"In each of us dwells a wanderer, a gypsy, a pilgrim. What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart." ~ Phil Coustineau, from his book, "The Art of Pilgrimage."




Jun 23, 2017

Day One on the Camino Portugués

Our Day One on the Camino Portugués was much more beautiful and enjoyable than we had heard.

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Jun 02, 2017

The Official Start of the Camino Portugués in Lisbon

Many believe the official start of the Camino Portugués in Lisbon is the Cathedral of Lisbon.

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May 26, 2017

The Many Ways on the Camino Portugues

The Camino Portugues is not a single route, but offers the pilgrimage traveler many options.

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May 25, 2017

Suggested Packing List for Your Camino de Santiago

Here is my personal Camino de Santiago packing list that I offer as a suggestion for your own trip planning.

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May 17, 2017

Bunk Bed Yoga Stretches for the End of Your Camino Day

Every night before you sleep, doing these bunk-bed yoga stretches will help you stay healthy!

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Apr 02, 2017

Leaving for Lisbon, Portugal in Four Days!

Triumphal Arch and King Jose, I on Horseback, Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal

Triumphal Arch and King Jose, I on Horseback, Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal

Finally, we get to take our Camino Portugues. After nine months of seeing to Rich's mother after a debilitating stroke, we can finally do some soul-tending for ourselves. We hope to do the entire CP from Lisbon to Santiago, and use the coastal route from Porto. We will try to keep yo updated as to our progress, and write a full report when we get back.

Feb 16, 2017

Walking from Illness to Health as a Pilgrimage

Hi - I wanted to share with you that I found your points about one's feelings after a pilgrimage to be very useful - I wrote a few notes of my own around

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Feb 11, 2017

What Will My Camino Hold?

Thank you so much for this. I have been pining to do the Camino do at least 5 years, and am finally going in late April. It is oddly difficult to understand,

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Feb 10, 2017

Most Popular Camino Routes

Compostelas Given by RouteI thought my readers my be interested in this post by my friend, Laurie Ferris, regarding 30 years of pilgrim statistics. While the French Way is holding steady, other caminos are seeing increasing traffic.


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Jan 05, 2017

What is a Pilgrimage?

I have often wondered, what is a pilgrimage and why does the whole concept continue to draw me so? I ponder, why do people make pilgrimages?

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Jan 03, 2017

Get a Compostela From La Coruna!

Good news for those who wish to walk from La Coruna to Santiago on the Camino Inglés. Even though it is less than 100 km, you can now get the Compostela with your credential. After years of deliberation on the issue, the Cathedral at Santiago made the decision in December, 2016. Their decision is based on the historic tradition of pilgrims arriving in this city.

Essentially, if you walk the difference of 25 km in your country of origin prior to arriving in La Coruna, you can get the Compostela,

If you live in La Coruna, you can just walk from there to get the certificate.

"With regard to pilgrims or walkers who do not meet these conditions," they will also receive the Compostela! I have no idea what this means, but it looks to me like whoever walks the distance from La Coruna to Santiago, will get the Compostela!

Please read more about it by clicking on this link to the article. It is is Spanish, but you can use your online translator.

Sep 11, 2016

Camino Portugués On Hold

Unfortunately, I had to cancel my Camino in September, due to health issues of my mother-in-law. My husband and I are caring for her for now, and hopefully we can go in April instead!!

Meanwhile, this little video has inspired me. It is in Spanish, but the message comes through clearly without translation!

Aug 01, 2016

The Camino Primitivo Ebook ~ A Personal Guide from the Pilgrimage Traveler

Use our Camino Primitivo Ebook, taken from our Camino Primitivo web pages, as a guide on your own Camino.

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Jun 29, 2016

The Camino Finisterre Ebook ~ A Personal Guide from PilgrimageTraveler.com

Our Camino Finisterre Ebook is now available as a PDF file to download to your device.

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Jun 13, 2016

The Camino Inglés Ebook ~ A Personal Guide from the PilgrimageTraveler.com

The Camino Inglés Ebook is now available as a PDF download.

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