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My Detailed Camino de Santiago Packing List

My updated guide to the gear I used while walking the Camino de Santiago Frances, Portuguese, and Finisterre routes.

Beachside trail, Camino Portuguese

A Guide to Walking the Portuguese Camino de Santiago

I walked the Camino Portuguese, from Porto to Santiago, Muxia, Finisterre, and back to Santiago again. Here's my detailed trip report, packing list, and planning guide.

Venice beach from the pier

Why I Stopped Hating Los Angeles

I had an irrational hatred of Los Angeles for the better part of two decades, yet it only took a few days to completely change my mind.

Tuna sandwich

That Time I Ate Portland

Sometimes I return to a city for the weather. Sometimes I return to a city for the culture. Sometimes I return to a city just to eat.

WHO AM I?


I’m Dave Dean. For over a decade I unsuccessfully tried to balance a corporate career and a travel addiction, until one day enough was enough.

In 2011 I quit my job, sold everything I owned and set off to live, work and wander round the world, armed with a backpack, a good pair of boots, and no return ticket.

THIS IS MY STORY.

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Camino day 1 view

My Detailed Camino de Santiago Packing List

My updated guide to the gear I used while walking the Camino de Santiago Frances, Portuguese, and Finisterre routes.

Beachside trail, Camino Portuguese

A Guide to Walking the Portuguese Camino de Santiago

I walked the Camino Portuguese, from Porto to Santiago, Muxia, Finisterre, and back to Santiago again. Here's my detailed trip report, packing list, and planning guide.

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 views

My Complete Hadrian’s Wall Trail Packing List

My complete packing list for walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail in northern England, with everything I took, and how well it worked.

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 downhill

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail: An In-Depth Guide

My detailed guide to walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail, a roughly week-long national trail across England.