Western Europe

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 views

My Complete Hadrian’s Wall Path Packing List

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

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 downhill

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

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

Camino - single walker

Reflections on the Camino de Santiago

What walking a Camino de Santiago, 865km across northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre, meant to me.

Camino day 1 view

1000 Miles Later: My Ultimate Camino de Santiago Packing List

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

Sunrise arrow, Camino Portuguese

Why I’m Walking the Camino de Santiago Across Northern Spain

What led me to walk the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain.

Pigeon in San Sebastian

San Sebastian, You’re Something Special

“Have you been to San Sebastian?  It’s amazing!” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a variation...

Coffee in La Coruna

Six days in La Coruna

I knew nothing about La Coruna before I arrived.  A smallish city of around a quarter million inhabitants on Spain’s...

Grainy Amsterdam scene

There’s something about Europe

Europe is burned into me. On the surface I shouldn’t like it. The cities are busy and often crowded.  I...

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