I know winter is just beginning, but it’s the perfect time to start planning your el Camino hike! May is a lovely time to go, and this gives you a few months to plan the month off work or post-semester trip you desperately need.
Here are 8 reasons to hike the el Camino de Santiago (as if you needed convincing)… Continue reading “8 Reasons to hike El Camino this spring”
It’s all about the money, honey…
Here’s a breakdown of my expenses for el Camino.
A few notes:
- I had most of this gear before the trail.
- I only pay retail about half of the time; the rest I find on sale, at REI yard sales, thrift stores, other outfitters, Amazon, etc.
- There are obviously ways to hike el Camino for less, and for more. Cook your own food or eat out. Indulge in alcohol or not. Stay in an albergue or a hotel. Hike your own hike.
Continue reading “Finance List: El Camino de Santiago costs”
Camino Frances route (~500 miles, 780 km); springtime
Here’s a list of all the items I brought (and/or recommend) when I hiked the Camino Frances route of el Camino de Santiago this May.
(Note: I’ll hyperlink the items in this list to my reviews as I write them; otherwise, the links are to product pages. Remember, you can probably find items less expensive than retail price – check the product site, but also outdoor retailers, Amazon, and thrift shops. Here’s my post breaking down my el Camino finances, gear included.) Continue reading “Packing List: El Camino de Santiago”