Not checking the time or email, or feeling the need to scroll through social media is so freeing, just like the walk itself.
I embarked upon the Camino Duro alongside eight of my fellow pilgrims, each just as eager as I to endure this hardship.
With each day, I’m realizing that my Camino will not be just about myself, but about the community I build along the way, and I’m excited to see what’s in store for the rest of this journey!
Though these lessons, to listen more but also to talk more, may seem contradictory, but they are actually very related. They both encourage me to not only experience life to the fullest but to share that life to the fullest.
Tonight, only on our second day in Spain, our group meal became about more than just food, and we became more than a class. Tonight we had our first family dinner.
It turns out in Spain vegan desserts are usually fruit. The moral of the story? Don’t be vegan in Spain if you’re allergic to fruit.
I was drawn to Costa Rica to conduct an independent study on the “Kids Saving the Rainforest’s Monkey Bridge Project.”
And just like that, it’s over! After one month, our journey has come to a close and it feels like just yesterday that we started. Cameron and I woke up at 6:30 this morning to say goodbye to everyone as they headed to the airport. It was a bittersweet goodbye filled with tears, mostly mine…. Read more »
Manuel, our guide on this crazy adventure, became such a great friend to all of us. He’d listen to us whine and complain about our blisters, our knees, our ankles and our backs and we’d listen to him try and explain what café we were stopping at next. He’d help us drain our blisters, show… Read more »
Today was the day. After nearly two weeks of walking, continuing on despite blisters and busted knees, we were finally poised to reach Santiago. During our last twenty kilometers (which we now consider a short day), the group seemed to stick together more than ever. We were sure not to leave our walking wounded behind… Read more »