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the mystical beauty of northern ireland

the mystical beauty of northern ireland

With St. Paddy’s Day just around the corner, there’s been lots of chatter about Ireland. I first traveled to the Republic 3 years ago when I went to Dublin to celebrate the aforementioned holiday. I loved the city, and my experience there inspired my return in 2011. However while on that first trip, I discovered more than … Continue reading

camino: how much does it cost?

camino: how much does it cost?

There are so many beautiful things about life on the Camino. The community, conversations, and culture. The scenery, self-reflection, and spirituality. The opportunity to play lots of words games incorporating alliteration. But what else did I love about my pilgrimage to Santiago? The price. Walking the Camino de Santiago is incredibly economical; one is able … Continue reading

camino: when to go?

camino: when to go?

There are two major factors to consider when choosing which time of year to walk (or bike or horseback ride) the Camino: 1.  What type of weather do you want to walk in? 2. How crowded do you want the trail to be? There are advantages and disadvantages to every time of the year, but … Continue reading

post-camino: madrid and museums

post-camino: madrid and museums

October 25, 2012 We are now in Madrid and Camino is officially over. Attempted to hitch our way here from Santiago, but unfortunately to no avail. Made pretty signs using cardboard we found in a dumpster, yet nothing worked. Successfully managed to hitch all over Ireland last year, but apparently Spain is a bit trickier. … Continue reading

part 2: we always make the best decisions

part 2: we always make the best decisions

October 8, 2012 Wobbling Into Leon Began our ascent back into the mountains today. Have been walking on flat, dirt trails for the last week and am excited to enter into a new landscape. Most people complain that the terrain between Burgos and Leon is ugly and boring but I quite enjoyed it. Prettiest sunsets … Continue reading

part 1: our little camino

part 1: our little camino

September 29, 2012 The Start of a New Adventure Well Mia and I are at it again. Reunited for another adventure. Arrived in Madrid on September 15th. Will spend 7 weeks in Spain, and then it’s off to brazil till the end of January. Decided was necessary to discontinue our travel blog from last year. … Continue reading