Author: Kevin Donahue

EP5: Interview with “Boots to Bliss” Author Claude Tranchant

EP5: Interview with “Boots to Bliss” Author Claude Tranchant

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com Australian author Claude Tranchant (“Boots to Bliss”, “Boots to Freedom”) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss overcoming loss, finding empowerment, and walking the Camino de Santiago again at age 72.   STREAM ONLINE NOW: APPLE:  https://bit.ly/SacredStepsAPPLE GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/SacredStepsGOOGLE YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/SacredStepsYOUTUBE SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/SacredStepsSPOTIFY DISCUSSIONS FROM THIS 

EP4: Interview with Global Pilgrim Kevin Considine

EP4: Interview with Global Pilgrim Kevin Considine

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com   Pilgrim Kevin Considine joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss his global pilgrimages: the Kumano Kodo, the Shikoku pilgrimage across 88 temples, and his journies across Europe including eleven Caminos to Santiago de Compostela. STREAM ONLINE NOW: APPLE:  https://bit.ly/SacredStepsAPPLE GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/SacredStepsGOOGLE 

PILGRIM RESOURCES FOR COVID-19

PILGRIM RESOURCES FOR COVID-19

Following the deadly outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most pilgrimage plans along the Camino de Santiago and Via Francigena were canceled or delayed in 2020.  If you are interested in a pilgrimage in the age of Covid, here are the restrictions to assist pilgrims walking 

The Way of Loreto Pilgrimage – Via Lauretana

The Way of Loreto Pilgrimage – Via Lauretana

The Via Lauretana – the Way of Loreto – is an ancient Italian Camino across Umbria from Assisi to the Holy House of Mary (Santa Casa di Loreto) in Loreto. A Marian pilgrimage, the Via Lauretana begins at the city of San Francesco and concludes at 

The Best Camino De Santiago Podcasts

The Best Camino De Santiago Podcasts

Whether you’re looking to learn about the Camino De Santiago or to connect with the global pilgrim community, podcasts are a great way to carry the Camino with you. Ranging from practical tips to inspiring and emotional pilgrim stories, these are the very best Camino 

Stages and Maps for Walking the Kumano Kodo – Nakahechi Route

Stages and Maps for Walking the Kumano Kodo – Nakahechi Route

For more than 1,000 years, pilgrims have gathered to walk the Kumano Kodo (熊野古道) through the tranquil Kii Mountains in Japan.   At the center of this religious area are the three Kumano shrines: Hongu Taisha, Hayatama Taisha, and Nachi Taisha, collectively known as Kumano 

A Beginner’s Guide to the Kumano Kodo

A Beginner’s Guide to the Kumano Kodo

For over 1,000 years, people from all levels of society have journeyed to the tranquil Kii Mountains in Japan, following the many pilgrimage routes to the revered Kumano Sanzan Shrines. The Kumano Kodo (熊野古道), comprised of seven routes to the region’s holy shrines, is one 

EP3: Interview with Camino Pilgrim Johnniewalker / We Walk For You Camino 2020

EP3: Interview with Camino Pilgrim Johnniewalker / We Walk For You Camino 2020

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com   Camino de Santiago pilgrim Johnnie Walker (http://www.wewalkforyour2020.org/) joins Author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss the Camino in the age of Covid and his emotional “We Walk For You” Camino, in which Johnnie carried prayer requests across the Camino Frances for 

EP2: Interview with Pilgrim Pathways author Andy Bull

EP2: Interview with Pilgrim Pathways author Andy Bull

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com   English author and columnist Andy Bull (www.andybull.co.uk) joins Author Kevin Donahue (www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss Andy’s new book – Pilgrim Pathways – exploring twenty walks across England’s ancient footpaths. A Kent native, Andy shares his local insights on one of Kevin’s upcoming pilgrimage 

EP1: Interview with Camino Pilgrim & Author Sandy Brown

EP1: Interview with Camino Pilgrim & Author Sandy Brown

PODCAST HOMEPAGE: www.sacredstepspodcast.com Cicerone Press Associate Publisher Sandy Brown (www.caminoist.org) joins Author Kevin Donahue (www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss their pilgrimage experiences, Sandy’s newest guidebook, and three of Kevin’s pilgrimage routes: the Camino de Santiago, the California Missions Trail, and the Via Francigena.   STREAM ONLINE NOW: APPLE: 

The Best Hiking Backpacks for Children

The Best Hiking Backpacks for Children

With more families looking to rediscover the great outdoors, interest in hiking and backpacking trips with children seems to be growing exponentially.

Walking the Last 100KM of the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Last 100KM of the Camino de Santiago

For many pilgrims, the commitment of time required or the physical demands of walking the entirety of the Camino de Santiago may not be possible. However, pilgrims may receive the Compostela (Pilgrim Certificate) by walking at least the last 100km to Santiago de Compostela.

2021: Holy Jubilee Year for the Camino de Santiago

2021: Holy Jubilee Year for the Camino de Santiago

Following a year which saw the fewest pilgrims arriving in Santiago de Compostela in more than a decade due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many are preparing to walk the Way in what will be a very special and important year: the 2021 Holy Year 

Key Differences between the California Missions Trail and Camino de Santiago

Key Differences between the California Missions Trail and Camino de Santiago

With more Americans walking the Camino de Santiago and looking for a Camino walk in the United States, the California Missions Trail has begun to draw more pilgrims seeking a pilgrimage walk in America.

HOW TO: Follow Trail Markers and Trail Blazes in Europe

HOW TO: Follow Trail Markers and Trail Blazes in Europe

As an experienced backpacker in the United States, I’m well-acquainted with how to read and follow trail blazes in North America. However, when I started hiking distance routes and trails in Europe,

Packing List:  Backpacking Gear for England’s Pilgrims’ Way

Packing List: Backpacking Gear for England’s Pilgrims’ Way

I was first drawn to England’s ancient pilgrimage route to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket following my 2019 Camino de Santiago. With my eyes set towards Europe’s Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome, I learned the history the Pilgrims’ Way from both Winchester and