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Charging your Phone, Headphones, and Battery on the Camino de Santiago

Charging your Phone, Headphones, and Battery on the Camino de Santiago

For an extended pilgrimage, such as the Camino de Santiago or the Via Francigena, keeping your phone battery and devices charged can be very important. Not only will you want to charge your batteries for photos and videos, but keeping your smartphone battery charged can 

CAMINO 101:  HOW TO PREVENT BLISTERS HIKING THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

CAMINO 101: HOW TO PREVENT BLISTERS HIKING THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

One of the biggest concerns for pilgrims and backpackers is: How to Prevent Blisters While Backpacking the Camino de Santiago? In this video from the Sacred Steps Camino 101 series, author Kevin Donahue (www.sacredstepsbook.com) shares his three-step system that has prevented blisters in his pilgrimage 

CAMINO 101: The Pilgrim Routes on the Camino de Santiago

CAMINO 101: The Pilgrim Routes on the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is a network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In this short video, we explore five popular routes, including 

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: 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 

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,

HOW TO: Make Your Own Camino Backpack Shell

HOW TO: Make Your Own Camino Backpack Shell

One of the universal symbols of pilgrims in western culture is the simple scallop shell. The shell is used both both for waymarking and as a metaphor for the Camino de Santiago, its lines said to represent the different routes to the tomb of Saint 

Packing List:  My Recommended Gear for Walking the Camino de Santiago

Packing List: My Recommended Gear for Walking the Camino de Santiago

In the summer of 2019, I set out on my first Camino de Santiago pilgrimage along the ancient route from Portugal into Spain to Santiago de Compostela. As an experienced hiker, I spent a lot of time researching my backpack and clothes to ensure I 

How To: Sleep Peacefully on the Camino de Santiago

How To: Sleep Peacefully on the Camino de Santiago

One of the more unique aspects of the Camino de Santiago is the system of pilgrim hostels established as accommodations along the way known as albergues.  Available exclusively to pilgrims, these facilities offer an inexpensive one-night stay option along The Way.   Generally, albergues provide 

How Much Does it Cost to Walk the Camino de Santiago?

How Much Does it Cost to Walk the Camino de Santiago?

When I began planning to walk my first Camino de Santiago, I found quite several guides on how to walk and details about the various routes. One resource I couldn’t find was how much does it cost to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain.