Category: Journeys

By , October 30, 2012 1:03 pm

We are back from the dead!  After an unprecedented 28 days of internet silence, we’ve gained the strength to bring you this update… Our return to the tech-laden “real” world has come with the surprise announcement that Mike’s sister was happily married while we were hiding from the sun.  While big events at home always bring on a bout of homesickness, we can take solace in the fact that she &#91read more]

By , July 4, 2012 3:04 pm

This is our HOW TO guide to walking the Camino de Santiago  (a.k.a. The Way of St. James) via the Camino Frances route. This path begins in Saint Jean Pied de Port, France and finishes in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. If you are looking for inspiration, you can read about our experience on the Camino by following the links at the bottom of the post. If you have already decided &#91read more]

By , June 28, 2012 3:43 pm

While I don’t intend to reduce our incredible experience walking the Camino de Santiago to a bunch of numbers, I expect there are people out there who are wondering just how much it costs.  And, I couldn’t resist jotting down a few extra stats along the way. The Budget Total Spent on the Camino (for 2 people): $1548.44 CAD or about 1200 Euros Total Spending per Day (for 2 people): &#91read more]

By , June 21, 2012 8:16 am

We can now say that we have walked to the end of the earth together. And what an incredible journey it has been! When we arrived in Santiago, we knew we weren’t finished walking yet. We didn’t feel any sense of finality as we sat in the Cathedral for the pilgrim’s mass – probably because we knew the path continued on for another 90 km to the coast. So we &#91read more]

By , June 18, 2012 10:44 am

We did it! We put in our biggest week of walking yet (and did it in only six days, to boot) to arrive in Santiago de Compostela on Saturday – a full day earlier than we had been planning on. We walked 177 km this week, but unfortunately did not raise any more money for the Canadian Diabetes Association. We were really hoping to reach our goal of $800 by &#91read more]

By , June 12, 2012 9:37 am

This week, we have found ourselves walking through the plains, wheat fields, forests, foothills, mountains, vineyards, and cherry orchards full of trees drooping with ripe fruit. We walked a total of 167 kilometres this week, putting in our longest day to date (33.5 km). We also got a lot closer to our goal of raising $800 for the Canadian Diabetes Association, with $265 in donations. We’ve only got one week &#91read more]

By , May 29, 2012 6:31 am

Week 2 has been a week of healing, new pains, and settling into the routine of walking for us. We walked a total of 153.5 km this week, putting in bigger days than last week. We are still mesmerized by the beauty that surrounds us each day (except for the concrete city days… those can’t really be described as beautiful). Don’t forget about our camino challenge for you! Keep challenging &#91read more]