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? 

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 

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 and 2021.  If you are interested in a pilgrimage in the age of Covid, here are the restrictions to assist 

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 

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: First-Aid Kit for Blisters and Foot Care

PACKING LIST: First-Aid Kit for Blisters and Foot Care

One of the questions I get from both experienced and newer backpackers alike is: what first aid and foot care items should I carry in my backpack in case I get blisters or have foot pain? This is a really serious topic for hiking, whether 

HOW TO: Five Tips for Urban Hiking

HOW TO: Five Tips for Urban Hiking

Nearly all of my pilgrimage trips have included some amount of urban hiking through modern cities, including the Camino de Santiago as you arrive at the Cathedral and the California Mission Trail through the major metro areas of San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.