Pilgrimage Traveler Recent Articles

Welcome to the blog for the Pilgrimage Traveler website, where you can follow all of our current pilgrimage trips and see our latest articles.

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."




Dec 03, 2022

The La Verna Sanctuary, The Official Start of the Way of St. Francis

The secluded and phenomenal setting of the La Verna Sanctuary is a special place where your pilgrimage on the Way of St Francis begins.

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Nov 29, 2022

The Way of St Francis Maps, Stats and Additional Useful Information

The Way of St Francis maps and stats is my article who's intent is a continuation of my introductory article, providing even more useful information for your pilgrimage.

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Nov 29, 2022

The Way of St Francis ~ La Via di Francesco

The Way of St Francis or La Via di Francesco is a modern Italian pilgrimage, celebrating the patron saint of Italy, a lover of animals and nature; St. Francis of Assisi.

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Nov 17, 2022

Privacy Policy

Please review the recent changes, November 2022, in our privacy policy.

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Jul 16, 2022

Spiritual Travel ~ A Journey into the Breath

Deep within the soul of the pilgrim, spiritual travel beckons.

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Jul 14, 2022

New Albergue in Betanzos

Photo of Albergue Rio MandeoA new private albergue, the Río Mandeo has just opened up in Betanzos, now giving pilgrims on the Camino Inglés three choices of albergues! The municipal, a parochial and the private just mentioned! Our Camino Inglés eBook Guide has also been updated to include this important new information.

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Apr 07, 2022

Updated Portuguese Guide, Central Route, From Porto to Santiago

Camino Portugues, Central Route, eBook Guide CoverThe classic Central Route on the Camino Portugues is a must do. I have made it easier for you, by updating my eBook of this route. There have been fewer changes on this one, but accommodations, cafes and restaurants come and go, especially in pandemic conditions. More and more municipal albergues are opening up in time for the walking season. However, the Camino continues to be an ongoing, and fluid situation. Be sure to call ahead or inquire of the locals, to double check if an albergue is open!

Also ensure that you have current Covid information for entering Spain (As of Feb 1, 2022 a booster shot will be required to be "fully vaccinated!"), entering any other countries along the way and re-entry requirements for your country of origin!

Buen Camino!
Elle

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Apr 05, 2022

Updated Portuguese Guide, Coastal Route, From Porto to Santiago

Camino Portugues, Coastal Route, eBook Guide CoverJust in time for spring walking, I have updated another Digital eBook Guide. The Senda Litoral now has more choices than ever, if you want to walk close to the sea. The Senda Litoral is separate from the official and often more inland Coastal Route. Accommodations come and go, as do restaurants and cafes, as you would expect in this post-pandemic time. More and more municipal albergues are opening up in time for Easter. However, the Camino continues to be an ongoing, and fluid situation. Be sure to call ahead or inquire of the locals, to double check if an albergue is open!

Also ensure that you have current Covid information for entering Spain (As of Feb 1, 2022 a booster shot will be required to be "fully vaccinated!"), entering any other countries along the way and re-entry requirements for your country of origin!

Ultreia!
Elle

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Apr 03, 2022

Monasterio de Oseiro Albergue Reopened!

Photo of Albergue de Peregrinos del Monasterio de OseiraGood news for the walkers on the Camino Sanbres! The Albergue de Peregrinos del Monasterio de Oseira is now reopened after two years of renovation work! Now you can stay in this glorious, spiritual place once again at the Monastery of Oseira!

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Feb 23, 2022

Updated Camino de San Salvador eBook Guide

Camino de San Salvador eBook Guide CoverOnce again, I have been busy as a beaver, and have updated another Digital eBook Guide. The San Salvador has had some major route changes that I have included, and changes in bars and accommodations. The majority of the municipal albergues are still closed as of this writing, however, with the pandemic quickly improving, this is an ongoing, and fluid situation. Be sure to call ahead or inquire of the locals, to double check if an albergue is open!

Also ensure that you have current Covid information for entering Spain (As of Feb 1, 2022 a booster shot will be required to be "fully vaccinated!"), entering any other countries along the way and re-entry requirements for your country of origin!

Ultreia!
Elle

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Feb 21, 2022

Updated Portuguese Guide, Lisbon to Porto

Camino Portugues, Lisbon to Porto eBook Guide CoverI am pleased to announce that I have updated another Digital eBook Guide to reflect the current status of accommodations, cafés and any route changes on this Camino. I have not included whether or not municipal albergues are open or closed, since this is an ongoing, and fluid situation. Be sure to call ahead or inquire of the locals, to double check if an albergue is open, especially the municipal ones!

Also ensure that you have current Covid information for entering Spain (As of Feb 1, 2022 a booster shot will be required to be "fully vaccinated!"), entering any other countries along the way and re-entry requirements for your country of origin!

Buen Camino!
Elle

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Jan 27, 2022

Updated Camino Sanabrés Guide

Camino Sanabrés eBook Guide CoverI am pleased to announce that I have updated my Digital eBook Guide to reflect to the best of my ability the current status of accommodations, cafés and any route changes on this Camino.

Remember to call ahead or inquire of the locals, to double check if an albergue is open, especially the municipal ones!

Also ensure that you have current Covid information for entering Spain (As of Feb 1, 2022 a booster shot will be required to be "fully vaccinated!"), entering any other countries along the way and re-entry requirements for your country of origin!

Happy dreaming and planning!
Elle

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Jan 26, 2022

Covid-19 Booster Required to Enter Spain

Photo of VaccinationSpain has just announced that starting on February 1st, all travelers entering Spain, to be considered fully vaccinated, must have the primary Covid vaccination series AND a booster.

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Nov 18, 2021

Bus Schedule to/from Muxia

Map of Portuguese Routes from Spirit of the Camino
If you are planning a trip to Muxia after your Camino, but don't have time to walk it, you may want to check out this current bus schedule! It is definitely a gorgeous and peaceful place to unwind and debrief after your your Camino! Click on the link below to see just how gorgeous this place truly is!

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Sep 28, 2021

Camino Digital Guide Books from the PilgrimageTraveler in eBook Format

A one-stop shop for all of our camino digital guide books in electronic, eBook format.

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Recent Articles

  1. The La Verna Sanctuary, The Official Start of the Way of St. Francis

    Dec 03, 22 09:58 PM

    The secluded and phenomenal setting of the La Verna Sanctuary is a special place where your pilgrimage on the Way of St Francis begins.

    Read More

  2. The Way of St Francis Maps, Stats and Additional Useful Information

    Nov 29, 22 06:01 PM

    The Way of St Francis maps and stats is my article who's intent is a continuation of my introductory article, providing even more useful information for your pilgrimage.

    Read More

  3. The Way of St Francis ~ La Via di Francesco

    Nov 29, 22 05:57 PM

    The Way of St Francis or La Via di Francesco is a modern Italian pilgrimage, celebrating the patron saint of Italy, a lover of animals and nature; St. Francis of Assisi.

    Read More



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Carbon Trekking Poles

Carbon fiber construction ( not aluminum) in a trekking pole makes them ultra lightweight. We like the Z-Pole style from Black Diamond so we can hide  our poles in our pack from potential thieves before getting to our albergue! There are many to choose from! ( See more of our gear recommendations! )




Gregory BackPack - My Favorite Brand

An ultralight backpack should serve you well for years, like my Gregory has - six Caminos in all! My 28L Women's pack gets a 5-star on Amazon (Ones for Guys too)!




Microfiber Towel Set

Do not forget your quick-dry microfiber towel! 




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