El Camino – Days 9 & 10 – Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon to Villar De Mazarife

The Pilgrims have reached the big city! We planned a short(ish) day today to give us more time in Leon. We have been building an impressive shopping list since Day 3. The phrase “We can look for that when we… Continue Reading

El Camino – Day 6 & 7 – Calzadilla de la Cueza to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos

Day 6 – Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun Day 6 was a remarkable day. We walked 13.17 miles (21.2km) and I wasn’t in pain. It was 5 hours of walking with two 1 hour breaks and the day felt… Continue Reading

El Camino – Days 4 & 5 – Boadilla to Calzadilla de la Cueza

Days 4 & 5 represent our longest and shortest days so far on the Camino. They also contained my first breakdown. Boadilla had a lovely Alburgue called “En El Camino” with one of the best meals we have had and a… Continue Reading

El Camino de Santiago – Our Route

The Backstory Tomorrow is the day! The journey begins after two years of thinking and planning and day dreaming. Now that we are so close, I thought I should talk a bit about the route that we will be following.… Continue Reading

El Camino Gear List

It’s the last few days before my trip to Spain and in this past week I have rewritten my El Camino Gear List 5 times. The process generally goes like this: Pack everything up Weight it Realize it weights way… Continue Reading

Yosemite Adventures: That Time I Survived the Wilderness

Yosemite National Park

I laid there for a moment, gazing up at the perfect baby blue patch of sky lined on all sides with the dark green of pine trees. The sun was warm and the breeze was cool. This is a remote… Continue Reading

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trekking through a mountain village

These days I have come to think of in my mind as the days of the “never-ending stone staircase of pain and torment”. This is not a gentle slope into the mountains but rather a steep climb up and up… Continue Reading

Day 5 Trekking – Annapurna Base Camp!

Annapurna Base Camp

We made it! Or rather I should say, I made it, because there was no doubt that Katie would. We had to get up and start trekking at 4am today to see the sunrise from base camp. Trekking the final… Continue Reading

The Jungle Hike (aka Leech Walk)

Jungle Walk

The canoe dropped us off on a muddy River bank deeper inside the jungle with the idea that we would be able to walk through and spot more wildlife. It’s been raining since we have been here, and that rain… Continue Reading

Neat Little Bundles

Neat Little Bundles

Wow, so many bundles! I find that when living out of a backpack, having everything in nice neat packets and bundles can be very helpful and a huge time saver. I pack, and re-pack, my bag at least once or twice… Continue Reading