About


The website provides news and resources for those interested in the Camino de Santiago in particular and long-distance walking in general.

About the Camino:

The Camino de Santiago is a centuries-old pilgrimage route across Northern Spain.  The most popular route is the Camino Frances, leading from Saint Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvailles in the East (in France and Spain respectively) to the city of Santiago de Compostela in the West.  This route takes about 30 days to walk.

However, there are other routes as well.  Technically, all roads lead to Santiago if that’s where you’re going.  It’s not uncommon to meet French, Dutch, or German pilgrims who have started walking from their front door.

A brief Camino Glossary:

  • albergue — a pilgrims’ hostel.  These can be municipal, ecclesiastical, or commercial.
  • compostela — the official certificate of completion you’ll receive at the pilgrims’ office in Santiago if you’ve walked/biked/horse-back-ridden far enough and gotten enough stamps.
  • credencial — the “pilgrims’ passport” in which you’ll collect stamps along the way.
  • sellos — stamps you collect along the way in your pilgrim’s passport

About your Webhosts:

Annie H. is a Spanish language and culture PhD.  Her dissertation was written on contemporary representations of the Camino.  JML is her humble assistant.  Together we’ve walked (and occasionally biked) the Camino some ten times between 1999 and 2017.