We are back!
I am delighted to announce that I will be offering the “Just Get Me Started” Camino Program in Fall 2022. Tentative dates: October 2-7, 2022
To learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or periodically check back here.
Hi, I’m Nancy, a guide and long-time pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago in Spain!
I am here to talk about your Camino.
Let’s be honest: there is a ton of information out there about the Camino. Tons. Sure, you can read all about the Camino, you can watch videos and movies, and you can follow other people’s stories and experiences. In fact, all that Camino information can quickly become a bit addictive!
But how do you take all that information and use it to design your Camino experience? That’s where I can help.
See, what happens when you first hear about the Camino de Santiago, is that you have a few questions. Questions like, what is this thing? How does it work? Why would anyone do this?
And then the more you learn about the Camino, the more questions you have. When is the best time to walk? How long does it take? How much does it cost?
And once you decide you will walk the Camino…more questions! Where do I start walking? How do I get to the starting point? How do I train for the Camino? What do I need to bring?
And that’s just the beginning! Each answer brings more questions, and then more questions. Some of these questions have to be answered before you leave home, so you can pack for the journey, book your airline ticket, and prepare physically, emotionally, and spiritually for the walk. Other questions can’t be answered until you get to the trail and start walking the Way. And still more questions won’t even come up until you are well under way. Hmmm.
Where do you start?
I can help.
I have been walking the Camino de Santiago every year since 2005, sometimes twice a year, and I have started so many times that I stopped counting. (Yes, I did stay started.) I have finished, too, many times, but my specialty is getting started. So much so that in 2013 I started leading groups from Saint Jean Pied de Port in France, with a program called ‘Just Get Me Started.’
Since then I have led 13 small groups from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona, crossing the Pyrenees from France, up and over the mountains. (Okay, I did count that, but only because that mountain is really big!)
After reaching Pamplona, my groups would continue on without me, because by then they were ready to go it alone, or with their new pilgrim friends, for the rest of their journey to Santiago de Compostela.
Due to some personal life circumstances I had to stop leading groups for a few years. Then the pandemic knocked out all international travel. But I am so happy to share with you that I will be leading a small group in October 2022.
Details coming soon! Please check back here, or email me at email@example.com for information.
Wishing you a beautiful Camino experience!