Category Archives: Spain

Last Day on the Camino

The last day of our camino came too quickly. Still in Northern Spain, we had a lovely walk from Torres del Rio to Logroño, about 23k or 13.9 miles.  Once again, we had wonderful scenery, a well groomed trail with … Continue reading

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Challenges on the Camino

Buena Vista The Camino is full of beauty, but there are several challenges, too. The biggest challenge—one that we didn’t have to face, is walking daily for around 40 days. I can’t tell you how that feels because we chose … Continue reading

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On Our Way Again

After a nice rest in Pamplona, we were happy to get back on the trail. It didn’t take long to get out of the city and back onto another scenic trail. With the improved weather, we were now able to … Continue reading

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Pausing in Pamplona

For an easier itinerary, we chose to stay two nights in Pamplona, which was good planning. Not only did I need more rest to kick my cold, it was also time to get some laundry done. The city has plenty … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino-Part Two

El Camino We had a bit of rain and wind during the first few days of our Camino. Once we dropped down into Roncesvalles, the weather improved. However, I wasn’t able to shake the cold I caught on the first … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino—Part One

There are two main routes leading from St. Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles, the popular first day’s walk. Because of rain and overcast weather, we chose the easier route that goes by Valcarlos—a lovely town with several good accommodation … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino—An Introduction

There are many ways to walk the Camino de Santiago, the famous path of St. James  that ends in the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. For our first experience, we chose the Camino Francés, which starts in … Continue reading

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Day Hikes on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is better known for its busy resort towns, packed with high-rise condos and crowded beaches. But if you want to explore the rugged coastline of northeast Spain, you can still find some colorful and more peaceful villages. … Continue reading

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Postscript on Bilbao

Travel is an Adventure—if you allow it to be. Luckily, I was open to adventure and possibilities while we were in Bilbao, which opened us up to some extra special expereinces at the end of our stay. After we decided … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Visit Bilbao, Spain—and stay awhile

The Basque city of Bilbao in northwest Spain was a busy, industrial city until fairly recently. The amazing renaissance of this city and the major clean-up has been coined “The Bilbao Effect” because this city is a model for how … Continue reading

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