Tag: Pilgrimage

2021 British Pilgrimage Packing List

2021 British Pilgrimage Packing List

With COVID pandemic restrictions lifted in the U.K. for vaccinated travelers, in late September and early October 2021 I will walk three historic pilgrim pathways in England: the Pilgrims’ Way from London to Canterbury, the English leg of the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Dover, 

CAMINO 101: Five Mobile Phone Apps for Pilgrims Walking the Camino de Santiago

CAMINO 101: Five Mobile Phone Apps for Pilgrims Walking the Camino de Santiago

What are the best smartphone apps for walking the Camino de Santiago? In this CAMINO 101 video, author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) explores five essential iPhone and Android apps for pilgrims walking Spain’s Camino de Santiago.   PILGRIMS: Subscribe and watch more of our CAMINO 101 

CAMINO 101: Should you take a sleeping bag on the Camino de Santiago?

CAMINO 101: Should you take a sleeping bag on the Camino de Santiago?

Considering the Camino de Santiago but not sure if you should take a sleeping bag for your pilgrimage in Spain? In this Camino 101 video, we’re answering the question for pilgrims and cold sleepers on the Camino de Santiago.     DISCUSSIONS IN THIS VIDEO: 

CAMINO 101:  The Pilgrim Passport

CAMINO 101: The Pilgrim Passport

Pilgrim, backpacker, and author Kevin Donahue (http://sacredstepsbook.com) discusses the pilgrim passport and how to document your journey along the Camino de Santiago, Via Francigena, and other pilgrim pathways in Spain, Portugal, and throughout Europe.   PILGRIMS: View more CAMINO 101 Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDWimWfrqpnRyOnGgl5eFn75JB4MZBlGV   DISCUSSIONS IN 

CAMINO 101:  3-Month Training Plan for Walking the Camino De Santiago

CAMINO 101: 3-Month Training Plan for Walking the Camino De Santiago

Pilgrim, backpacker, and author Kevin Donahue (http://sacredstepsbook.com) gives a three-month training guide for Training to Walk the Camino de Santiago as well as five tips for how to prepare physically for a pilgrimage walk in Spain, Portugal, and France.     PILGRIMS: View more CAMINO 

CAMINO 101: How Much does it Cost to Walk the Camino de Santiago?

CAMINO 101: How Much does it Cost to Walk the Camino de Santiago?

Pilgrim, backpacker, and author Kevin Donahue (http://sacredstepsbook.com​) answers the question, “How Much does it Cost to Walk the Camino de Santiago? “and tips for budgeting your pilgrimage through France, Spain, or Portugal to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino de Santiago. CAMINO 101 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…​ 

CAMINO 101: How to Sleep Comfortably on the Camino de Santiago

CAMINO 101: How to Sleep Comfortably on the Camino de Santiago

Pilgrim and author Kevin Donahue (http://sacredstepsbook.com​​​) gives four tips on how to sleep comfortably on the Camino de Santiago on this episode of Camino 101.   CAMINO 101 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…​   DISCUSSIONS IN THIS VIDEO: 0:00​​​ Introduction 0:23​​​ Sacred Steps Podcast 0:56​​ How to Sleep 

EP9: Pilgrimage for Eight: A Modern-Day Canterbury Tales with Dr. Phil Adamo

EP9: Pilgrimage for Eight: A Modern-Day Canterbury Tales with Dr. Phil Adamo

Podcast Homepage – http://sacredstepspodcast.com​ Professor Phil Adamo (https://www.phillip-adamo.com/​) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com​) to share the tale of recreating a 1,300-mile medieval pilgrimage from Burgandy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in the far northern reaches of Scotland. With echos of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, eight strangers find 

EP10: Via Alpina Sacra with Fr. Johannes M Schwarz

EP10: Via Alpina Sacra with Fr. Johannes M Schwarz

Podcast Homepage – http://sacredstepspodcast.com​ From his hermitage in the Italian Alps, Fr. Johannes M. Schwarz (http://4kmh.com​) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook​) to discuss his documentary Via Alpina Sacra. Filmed during his 125-day pilgrimage to 200 of Europe’s most remote shrines, this visually beautiful movie follows 

Layering Ultralight Clothing for Pilgrimage Backpacking

Layering Ultralight Clothing for Pilgrimage Backpacking

For those who follow this blog or my podcast (APPLE | GOOGLE | YOUTUBE | WWW), you’re familiar with my essential packing list for the Camino De Santiago. If you haven’t heard me talk about my preferred gear for walking pilgrimage or backpacking, you can 

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 

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 

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.