Whenever I talk to someone about what I do for a living, they say to me, "Oh, the Camino de Santiago. I want to walk that one day it's on my bucket list!"
Why is this pilgrimage on everyones bucket list?
There are many reasons. But I believe, one of the reasons is because it is a huge accomplishment and an opportunity for personal growth. It is a challenge for all who embark on it. Not everyone has time to do the complete Camino (33 days of walking) but that's okay. There are many paths, many distances and many opportunities to walk the Camino. Now a days there are lots of tour groups out there to help the pilgrim plan their Camino. You can walk it alone, walk it with a group, have someone plan it, plan it yourself, carry your pack or transfer your pack. It is your Camino so you do it the way thats best for you.
When you give yourself the gift of walking the Camino, you will be apart of history. You will walk where millions have walked before, where pilgrims have walked for centuries. You will see local villages, churches, beautiful parts of nature, experience silence and laughter, meet new friends and be apart of the incredible mix of people from all over the world. This experience will be your own. Take what you need and allow it to be your story.
So when you walk and cross it off your bucket list, will it be spiritual? emotional? or just an adventure?
No matter your reason, the Camino is calling and you must go!
Are you ready but just don't know where to start, contact us and we can help you experience one of the most memorable and powerful sacred adventures of your life!
By: Mary Maddox
Your fellow pilgrim, Mary Maddox