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 […]
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 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.
It should go without saying that you’ll need to carry enough water on the Camino de Santiago to last until you can get more. Here’s the best way to do it.
There will be three annoying things that will be with you for the length of the Camino de Santiago. The one you can do something about is your backpack.
Now that Tom’s published the Big Reveal about his travel clothing, it’s time for another viewpoint. So here’s a look at my travel look, designed for comfort, effortless pass through airport security, and adaptability to climate change.* *I refer to the old-fashioned climate changes one encounters in the course of a long traveling day or […]
If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that flying is increasingly uncomfortable. Especially if you’re on American carriers. For some reason, most American airlines (are you listening, Delta?) have squeezed legroom so much that even at a moderate 5’8” (1.72 m) I can’t even bend over to pick something up off the floor. Combine that […]