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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."




Jan 18, 2021

Celebration of Xacobeo, 2021-2022

Please take a look at this beautiful video, celebrating the beginning of the Jacobean, Holy Years. The music is lovely and will lift your spirits, as you wait for your next Camino to come. The Galician/Celtic influence throughout the world is magical.

Jan 09, 2021

Talk a Walk Through the Restored Cathedral

Just in time for the Holy Year(s), the renovation of the grand cathedral in Santiago de Compostela has been completed. Here is a video tour, from Ivar in Santiago!

Jan 03, 2021

Holy Year Will Be Two! 2021 and 2022!

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Pope has just declared that the Holy Year will be extended to two, 2021 and 2022. This decree will give all of us plenty of time to walk through the Holy Door and celebrate the Jubilee! (You will need to translate from Spanish to read this article.)

Continue reading "Holy Year Will Be Two! 2021 and 2022!"

Jan 01, 2021

Opening of the Holy Door, 2020

It's official! The Holy Door at the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela was opened at midnight, 12/31/2020, heralding the Holy Year, 2021!

Dec 02, 2020

Spirit of the Camino Podcast, Starring Yours Truly, Elle Bieling

My friends, Nick and Wendy, who live in Portugal, have put together this lovely site of podcasts, hoping to discover the Spirit of the Camino. I am interviewed in their latest podcast, entitled, "Central or Coastal?" In this podcast we explore first what the "Spirit of the Camino" means for me, and secondly, I compare/contrast the two Portuguese Way routes from Porto. I also describe the route from Lisbon to Porto. If you are considering one of these routes, this podcast should be most informative for you, to help you in your decision-making process!

Continue reading "Spirit of the Camino Podcast, Starring Yours Truly, Elle Bieling"

Nov 09, 2020

Camino Sanabrés Ebook

Our Camino Sanabrés eBook is a fully informative guidebook in a digital only, PDF format, full of information and photos to assist you in finding your Way.

Continue reading "Camino Sanabrés Ebook"

Oct 28, 2020

Ourense, Spain ~ A Historic, Thermal Crossroads on the Camino Sanabrés

Ourense, Spain, is a delightful place to spend a day, touring the historic town, and/or soaking away all your Camino aches and pains.

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Oct 25, 2020

Puebla de Sanabria ~ A Medieval Fortress on the Hill

Puebla de Sanabria is a fabulous place to take a rest day on your Camino Sanabrés, and just be a tourist for a while.

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Oct 10, 2020

Camino Sanabrés, Susana to Santiago de Compostela, Day Seventeen, 10.3

Our day seventeen on the Camino Sanabres from A Susana to Santiago de Compostela, was a short and joyous day, starting at the Pico Sacro.

Continue reading "Camino Sanabrés, Susana to Santiago de Compostela, Day Seventeen, 10.3"

Oct 06, 2020

Camino Sanabrés, Bandeira to Susana, Day Sixteen, 23.1 Km, 14.35 M

Our day sixteen on the Camino Sanabres from A Bandeira to A Susana was a day of ups and downs, both on the physical journey and in our hearts and souls as well.

Continue reading "Camino Sanabrés, Bandeira to Susana, Day Sixteen, 23.1 Km, 14.35 M"

Sep 30, 2020

Camino Sanabrés, Estación de Lalín to Bandeira, Day Fifteen, 22.3 Km

Our day fifteen on the Camino Sanabrés from Estación de Lalín to Bandeira

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Sep 20, 2020

Camino Sanabrés, Cea to Estación de Lalín, Day Fourteen, Part Two

Our day fourteen on the Camino Sanabrés, from Cea to Estación de Lalín, part two, felt long and hard. It was a Herculean day!

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Sep 20, 2020

Camino Sanabrés, Cea to Estación de Lalín, Day Fourteen, Part One, 32

Our day fourteen on the Camino Sanabrés from Cea to Estación de Lalín was a magical day, perhaps my favorite of all on this Camino!

Continue reading "Camino Sanabrés, Cea to Estación de Lalín, Day Fourteen, Part One, 32"

Sep 01, 2020

Camino Sanabrés, Ourense to Cea, Day Thirteen, 22.4 Kilometers (14 Mi)

Our day thirteen on the Camino Sanabres from Ourense to Cea consisted of a tough morning climb, but on the beautiful cobblestone Royal Road, the Camiño Real, taking the pilgrimage traveler through fascinating medieval hamlets along the way.

Continue reading "Camino Sanabrés, Ourense to Cea, Day Thirteen, 22.4 Kilometers (14 Mi)"

Aug 27, 2020

Camino Sanabrés, Xunqueira de Ambía to Ourense, Day Twelve, 22.7 Kms

Our day twelve on the Camino Sanabres from Xunqueira de Ambía to Ourense was a long walk, on mostly pavement. The Camino follows along on the same road for more than half-way, then on roads through the industrial areas of Ourense, the amazing medieval town of Seixalbo.

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Recent Articles

  1. Celebration of Xacobeo, 2021-2022

    Jan 18, 21 04:45 PM

    Please take a look at this beautiful video, celebrating the beginning of the Jacobean, Holy Years. The music is lovely and will lift your spirits, as you wait for your next Camino to come. The Galicia…

    Read More

  2. Talk a Walk Through the Restored Cathedral

    Jan 09, 21 11:52 AM

    Just in time for the Holy Year(s), the renovation of the grand cathedral in Santiago de Compostela has been completed. Here is a video tour, from Ivar in Santiago!

    Read More

  3. Holy Year Will Be Two! 2021 and 2022!

    Jan 03, 21 02:39 PM

    Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Pope has just declared that the Holy Year will be extended to two, 2021 and 2022. This decree will give all of us plenty of time to walk through the Holy Door…

    Read More


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