Today is day 3 of my 4 days off in Portland, and I’m sitting watching it snow from my hotel window.Read More A Weekend Away in Portland
Here in California we are finally getting a bit of sunny weather, so I’ve told my students, officially, that any day when it isn’t raining, I’ll be walking the track at lunch. And, they are welcome to join me. It’s not a lot of time, but it’s an easy way to get a walk in […]Read More I’ll be walking.
So far I have purchased two guidebooks and read numerous books about the Via Francigena in order to prep myself. Here are some of my thoughts on each and what I have been reading: The Via Francigena, Canterbury to Rome: Part 2 by Allison Raju was the first guide I purchased. It has loads of […]Read More A Guide for Planning the VF: Guides and Books
It’s a lesson I will admit I have had to relearn a multitude of times. When you let your emotions dictate your food choices, you just end up running down a road you never meant to go down. But it can be hard to resist, and even harder to come back from. Especially during Girl […]Read More Feed your body, not your emotions.
One of the most dreaded creatures of the Camino are the bugs. The teeny tiny little bugs that hide in your bed, and crawl in your sheets, and bite the living out of your exposed skin. Have goose bumps yet? Yes, well, one of the lessons I learned on the Camino was that I am […]Read More Camino Reality: Bed Bugs
It’s only 2:45 in the afternoon, but I’m going to declare this a very successful Saturday. This morning my husband and I went out for breakfast at his favorite spot, which happens to be right next door to where I was dropping my car off for an oil change. We sat and enjoyed our food, […]Read More A Successful Saturday
There are 100 days until I fly to Switzerland to meet Sara in Geneva for our big walk on the Via Francigena. It’s crunch time. No pressure. This last weekend I began scoping out weekends for “practice” hikes and even reserved a space at a hostel for that last weekend before I leave. I plan […]Read More 100 days.
When planning such a big trip there are so many resources of information to review. But the Via Francigena’s information seems to be changing from year to year. Some of the best ways to get up-to-date or practical information is to read or watch others personal stories from their big walks on the Via Francigena. […]Read More A Guide for Planning the VF: Blogs, Vlogs, and Personal Stories
I’ve recently been talking to others who are planning their big walk on the Via Francigena (for the Italian portion at least) and one of the biggest topics of discussion is the resources we have been using in planning. So I decided to put all the sites I’ve been referencing or using for information all […]Read More A Guide to Planning the VF: Forums, Groups, Organizations
At some point I’m going to post about my packing/gear list for my Camino, and all the trials and tribulations that went into the decision making process for that trip (which I thoroughly enjoyed doing by the way). But for now, I have some gear that needs updating for my new trip. Things need to […]Read More Updating My Gear