We all need something to look forward to, don’t we? Well, Xacobeo 2021 is exactly that. A tradition that dates as far back as the late Middle Ages, the “Año Xacobeo” (Jacobean Year) is celebrated when the feast of Saint James (July 25th) falls on a Sunday, as it does

The Coronavirus outbreak has had a major impact on all our lives and we’re still getting used to the measures introduced to curb the outbreak. One area greatly affected by the crisis is, of course, travel, with many people forced to adjust their holiday plans

Wondering which kind of Camino holiday to go for? Thinking walking solo or maybe setting off with a group? Here’s a quick lowdown on the two kinds of Camino trips out there: GUIDED Guided walking tours are an ideal option for people who don’t want

Why does the Camino work so well as a charity fundraising event? Why do charities turn to the Camino every year to raise much-needed funds for vital support services? Well, from our experience of planning and guiding many fundraising walks along the Camino, we would

Want to buy a Christmas gift for someone who is planning a Camino holiday in 2020.  Here are ten cool Camino gift ideas, ranging from small bits of gear that will fit nicely in a Christmas stocking to bigger milestone gifts: 1. Lightweight walking shoes

 If Galicia stands out for something, apart from its landscapes, mountains and beaches, it is for its rich and varied gastronomy. Below are ten dishes you simply have to try during your Camino trip in Galicia. 1. Pulpo (Octopus) In Galicia, boiled octopus is usually

Following our recent piece on the French Camino, we’re now going to turn our attention to the second most popular Camino de Santiago route: the Portuguese Camino. An in-depth description of the unique natural and cultural features of the Portuguese Camino is a topic for

Qi Gong Instructor and Mindfulness Coach Hellen Kang-Griffith on how she helps people lead a mindful life and her collaboration with CaminoByTheWay. ‘The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step,

Want to walk the Camino but confused by the number of routes out there? Well, you wouldn’t be the only one… It’s true that more and more Camino walking routes are opening up, which is brilliant of course, but it might sometimes feel a little

Back in the day, the reasons to walk the Camino were simple. The medieval pilgrim undertook the journey to the shrine of the Apostle Saint James in Santiago de Compostela to pay indulgences or atone for their sins (or, in some cases, those of their