After six years, I’ve settled on the four types of shoes that suit me best on the road. My relationship with shoes was defined early on. My mother regularly reminded my sister and me not to skimp on shoes; cheap shoes would hurt and not last, she warned us.
We get asked a lot about what we carry on the road. Most people are astonished by how little we carry–a roll on and a backpack each. But, we tell our questioners, we could get away with less if Tom weren’t carrying 13 kilograms (28 pounds) of camera gear and if Kris weren’t carrying about […]
We were introduced to Peter and Tracy McDermott through a mutual acquaintance, and suddenly the four of us were meeting for dinner in Copenhagen. That was in April 2014, when Tracy and Peter were just embarking on their extended travels, and we were making our first forays into Scandinavia. Now, with more than a year […]
I love to talk about shoes that work for my fussy feet, and my favorite pants (I love my Mountain Hardware pants). But it’s high time I shout out my Kipling wheeled backpack. It’s pictured here in all its glory. I found mine at the outlet store in Vegas a couple years ago, and it […]
A list of all the incidental items and other tips you’re going to want to pack for walking the Camino de Santiago.
The specific clothes for the Camino de Santiago don’t matter as much as the main ideas: keep it light weight, quick drying, and cool.
The main component of your first aid supplies for the Camino de Santiago is a blister repair kit. And ibuprofen. Lots of ibuprofen.
The debate about walking sticks: Do you absolutely need them? Probably not. Will they make the Camino de Santiago easier if you have them? Definitely yes.
The Camino de Santiago is mostly about your feet. Take care of them with the right shoes and socks, and they will take care of you.
The Camino de Santiago, above all, is a long hike. Your footwear matters. A lot. Take the time to pick the right shoes for you, and break them in before you start.