Beginner’s Guide to the Way of St. Francis (Via di Francesco)

Beginner’s Guide to the Way of St. Francis (Via di Francesco)

The Way of St Francis in Italy, also known as the Via di Francesco or the Cammino di Francesco, links cherished sites that bear witness to the life and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi from Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. Beginning at the Sanctuary of 

THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TRAVEL GUIDE & MUST VISIT PLACES !

THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TRAVEL GUIDE & MUST VISIT PLACES !

The most popular months are July and August, though they can be uncomfortably hot with burnt vegetation. The ideal months to walk the Camino de Santiago are May-June and September, when the weather is nice, downpours are less common, and you’ll have plenty of companionship 

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, 

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 

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 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