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A smiling hiker wearing a backpack, snow is on the ground.A smiling hiker wearing a backpack, snow is on the ground.

Reflections from Walking the Camino de Santiago

It’s been over two months since I finished my winter pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago. I left Spain feeling as if I didn’t have any major revelations on this hike. After all, I’ve done a couple...

A female hiker on the Camino de Santiago.A female hiker on the Camino de Santiago.

Winter Camino de Santiago: Part 3

I have officially finished my winter Camino de Santiago. The past two weeks have involved a full spectrum of weather, lots of new people on the Camino, and so much walking. Check out Part 1 and Part...

Walking a winter Camino de Santiago.Walking a winter Camino de Santiago.

Winter Camino de Santiago: Part 2

My winter hike of the Camino de Santiago continues. With another two weeks under my trail runners, I feel like I’ve walked very far. (If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.) Trying to stay warm...

The first 150 miles of my journey of a winter Camino de Santiago.The first 150 miles of my journey of a winter Camino de Santiago.

Winter Camino de Santiago: Part 1

A deceptively sunny day at the beginning of my winter Camino de Santiago. I’ve been in Spain for over two weeks, and have been doing a winter hike of the Camino de Santiago for ten days so far...

Mountains of Montenegro: Kotor and Durmitor National ParkMountains of Montenegro: Kotor and Durmitor National Park

Montenegro’s Mountains: Kotor and Durmitor

My week in Montenegro consisted of exploring Kotor, going on a day tour, hiking in Durmitor National Park, and renting a car which I also slept in. I kept meeting travelers who told me that they got...

Hiking in the Accursed Mountains of AlbaniaHiking in the Accursed Mountains of Albania

Hiking in Albania’s Accursed Mountains

After departing from Romania, the next destination I planned to visit was Albania’s Accursed Mountains. Of course, Romania and Albania are far apart. I decided to break the trip up by staying...

One week of travel in Romania: Bucharest, Brasov, and Beyond.One week of travel in Romania: Bucharest, Brasov, and Beyond.

Romania Travel: Bucharest, Brasov, and Beyond

I had never considered Romania as a travel destination until I was searching for a cheap flight to Eastern Europe. My plan was to visit a few Balkan countries that are known to have particularly good...