Training 101: Shovel bike out of the snow. This seems like a good day to talk about the extensive training Tom and I are factoring into our upcoming Italy bike tour. As you [...]
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.
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 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 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.
A list of all the incidental items and other tips you're going to want to pack for walking the Camino de Santiago.
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.
Over the years, we've lugged bags of many different shapes and sizes. This is what we're currently carrying, and what we like. Mostly.