Even if you have no idea where to start!


Hey First-Time Pilgrim!

You want to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain but oh my goodness, where do you start? What is your first step in preparing and planning for such a big undertaking?

There is so much information about the Camino out there – how do you find what you need without getting completely overwhelmed?

And once you get some answers, then what? How do you pack for a trip like this?  How do you get to your starting point? Where do you sleep? How do you . . . where do you . . . yikes!


Guide Nancy Reynolds,
The Camino Experience

And soon you get to perhaps the biggest question of all: who will I walk the Camino with? Can I do this on my own, by myself? Or do I need to find someone to go with me?

What if you didn’t have to figure this all out completely on your own?

What if you could walk the Camino on your own, solo, but get some help and guidance, just to get you started?

And if you knew a few people before you went, some pilgrims and a guide who will start and walk together, just for the first four days, until you got your bearings – would that help?

Hi, I’m Nancy, and I’ve been answering Camino questions for first-time pilgrims for the past 17 years, I have helped 13 small groups of pilgrims just like you get started on their own Camino journeys. And I would love to help you, too.

I take small groups of pilgrims on the Camino Francés route of the Camino de Santiago with a program called “Just Get Me Started”, and that is exactly what it does. We work together, to get you to the trail and connected with the pilgrim community – to get you started on your own, unique Camino experience. Here’s what you can expect:

Design a Camino experience that is perfectly suited to you. Unique, personal, thoughtful.

Follow a guided path to preparing and planning for your Camino experience, all in one place.
Overwhelm, averted.


Rest easy, knowing you are starting your Camino adventure with someone who knows the path well.

Meet and connect with other pilgrims, then take your first steps on the Camino together.

“Nancy’s presence at the outset gave me the confidence needed to navigate the Camino on my own. Getting started on any journey is daunting and certainly the Camino is no exception. Her kind and generous spirit was just the ticket to continue my journey to Santiago. Thank you!”

Dody, Ontario, Canada

Ready to make your Camino dream a reality?


“If we’d never even seen Nancy on the Camino, we’d have gotten
our money’s worth with the pre-trip planning alone!” 

Roger, Boulder, Colorado

“Walking with Nancy for four days gave me the confidence
that I needed to walk the Camino independently.” 

Karen, California, USA

What is YOUR travel style?

Loads of people start the Camino each year without any help, on their own, and they do just fine.  Another bunch of people hire companies that book absolutely everything for them, taking away most of the unpredictability that could arise.  But a lot of people wish they had a little bit of help on the trail, just enough to get things rolling, and that’s what the “Just Get Me Started” program is for.

  Are you a first-time pilgrim who knows you can do it on your own but who would appreciate a guided start?

  Are you a courageous person who faces your fears and who is not afraid to get some help and support for life’s big challenges?

  Are you a bit overwhelmed by how much information is out there about the Camino?

  Are you an independent traveler who makes friends easily and values community?

  Do you have a natural tendency to be positive and adventurous?

  Are you often inclined to laugh, just because it feels so darn good?

If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then the “Just Get Me Started” program is a natural fit for the start of your Camino experience. Click here to find out more.