Author: Kevin Donahue

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 

CAMINO 101: What is an Albergue and Where Do I Sleep on the Camino de Santiago?

CAMINO 101: What is an Albergue and Where Do I Sleep on the Camino de Santiago?

Pilgrim and author Kevin Donahue (http://sacredstepsbook.com​​) answers the question, “What is an Albergue and Where Do I Sleep on the Camino de Santiago?” in the episode of CAMINO 101.   DISCUSSIONS IN THIS VIDEO: 0:00​​ Introduction 0:23​​ Sacred Steps Podcast 0:56​ What is an Albergue? 

EP6: Jesus Trail, Way of St. Francis & Via Lauretana with Pilgrim Guide Bret Thomas

EP6: Jesus Trail, Way of St. Francis & Via Lauretana with Pilgrim Guide Bret Thomas

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com Pilgrimage guide and author Bret Thoman (http://http://stfrancispilgrimages.com/) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss walking the Jesus Trail from Nazareth through Galilee and two Italian Caminos: The Way of St. Francis to Assisi and the Via Lauretana to Loreto.   STREAM 

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 

EP8: Walking the California Missions Trail with Author Christian Clifford

EP8: Walking the California Missions Trail with Author Christian Clifford

Podcast Homepage – http://sacredstepspodcast.com Author and educator Christian Clifford (https://missions1769.com/) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss walking a Camino pilgrimage along the 800-plus-mile California Mission Trail and the history of the twenty-one Spanish missions connecting America’s Pacific coast.   STREAM THE PODCAST ONLINE: APPLE: 

EP11: 11: COVID Updates for the Camino de Santiago & Pilgrimage Routes

EP11: 11: COVID Updates for the Camino de Santiago & Pilgrimage Routes

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com Author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) answers the question, “It is safe to walk pilgrimage now?” and shares timely COVID updates for the Camino de Santiago, Via Francigena, Kumano Kodo, the California Missions Trail, as well as pilgrim routes in Britain.   STREAM 

EP7: COVID Updates for the Camino de Santiago and Other Pilgrimage Routes

EP7: COVID Updates for the Camino de Santiago and Other Pilgrimage Routes

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com Author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) answers the question, “It is safe to walk pilgrimage now?” and shares timely COVID updates for the Camino de Santiago, Via Francigena, Kumano Kodo, the California Missions Trail, as well as pilgrim routes in Britain.   STREAM 

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 

CAMINO 101:  How many days to walk the Camino de Santiago?

CAMINO 101: How many days to walk the Camino de Santiago?

From the Sacred Steps Podcast, pilgrim and author Kevin Donahue (http://sacredstepsbook.com​) answers the question, “How many days to walk the Camino de Santiago?” in the episode of CAMINO 101.   DISCUSSIONS IN THIS VIDEO: 0:00​ Introduction 0:23​ Sacred Steps Podcast 0:45​ The Camino Routes to