Sustainable Travel Gifts for Backpackers

Are you struggling to find the perfect eco-friendly gift for the travel lover in your life? Sustainable gift giving sounds difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. I have collected the perfect goodies to help them become a more sustainable traveler. … More Sustainable Travel Gifts for Backpackers

What To Pack For The Camino de Santiago

If you’ve never done a Camino or long-distance hike before, packing for an adventure like this might seem daunting. You’ll be carrying your luggage on your back for weeks, so it can’t be too heavy. My packing tips and list for the camino will help you pack only the right items. … More What To Pack For The Camino de Santiago

Useful Apps For Hiking The Camino

Some people like to go old school on their Camino with paper maps and guide books. But if you, like me, don’t go anywhere without your smartphone, here are a few useful apps you should download before hiking the Camino. These apps will help you plan your hike, navigate the trails, and keep you entertained. No matter which route of the Way of St. James you’re going, you’ll get good use out of all of these. … More Useful Apps For Hiking The Camino

Camino Itinerary: Portugal Coastal Route in 13 Days

This year I ticked of a massive bucket list item: hiking the Portuguese Coastal Way of the Camino de Santiago. It took me 13 days to cover the 280 km between Porto and Santiago de Compostela on foot. Here is my itinerary for this beautiful walk along the rugged Portuguese and Galician coast. … More Camino Itinerary: Portugal Coastal Route in 13 Days

Portuguese Camino Accommodations That I Would Recommend

This year, I finally ticked a major item off my bucket list: hiking the Portuguese Camino de Santiago. Even though this Camino is newer, it is already well established in terms of accommodation and food options. I mostly slept in pilgrim hostels and regular hostels. While some were basic and nothing to write home about, others were very memorable. To help you plan your own Camino, here is how to choose your accommodation and my favorite hostels along the Camino Portuguese del Costa. … More Portuguese Camino Accommodations That I Would Recommend