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Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also has a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin 7 with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.

When to Walk the Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrim’s Guide

Deciding on the best time for your pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago is a personal choice influenced by various factors, and many pilgrims prefer to start their journey in the spring. Spring offers milder weather, among other advantages that we’ll explore here: Spring: A Season of Renewal Moderate Weather: Spring offers mild temperatures, making […]

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Deciding on the best time for your pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago is a personal choice influenced by various factors, and many pilgrims prefer to start their journey in the spring. Spring offers milder weather, among other advantages that we’ll explore here: Spring: A Season of Renewal Moderate Weather: Spring offers mild temperatures, making

Regional Wines of the Camino de Santiago

If you are a wine lover, the Camino de Santiago will be a treat for your taste buds. As you journey from St. Jean to Santiago, the terrain will gently ebb and flow, leading to subtle variations in the unique qualities and composition of regional wines of the Camino de Santiago. Mencía is a wine which

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If you are a wine lover, the Camino de Santiago will be a treat for your taste buds. As you journey from St. Jean to Santiago, the terrain will gently ebb and flow, leading to subtle variations in the unique qualities and composition of regional wines of the Camino de Santiago. Mencía is a wine which

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Is the Camino Too Crowded?

The Camino de Santiago draws in travellers from all corners of the world. Whether you’re lacing up your hiking boots for personal growth, spiritual discovery, or the sheer thrill of exploring, one question seems to persist: “Is the Camino too crowded?” Here we explore what the Camino has to offer, no matter the season or

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The Camino de Santiago draws in travellers from all corners of the world. Whether you’re lacing up your hiking boots for personal growth, spiritual discovery, or the sheer thrill of exploring, one question seems to persist: “Is the Camino too crowded?” Here we explore what the Camino has to offer, no matter the season or

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How Long is the Camino from Lisbon to Porto?

A starting point for a pilgrim on the Camino which has had a huge surge in popularity in recent years is the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal’s vibrant capital. From Lisbon, pilgrims can follow the Camino Portugués, which stretches all the way from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. However, many walkers and cyclists choose to

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A starting point for a pilgrim on the Camino which has had a huge surge in popularity in recent years is the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal’s vibrant capital. From Lisbon, pilgrims can follow the Camino Portugués, which stretches all the way from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. However, many walkers and cyclists choose to

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Which Camino is Best for a Beginner?

Camino Francés: A Beginner’s Favourite The Camino Francés often stands out as a top recommendation when talking about beginner-friendly routes. This route starts in St. Jean Pied de Port in France and spans 800 km, crossing over to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Don’t let the length scare you! Many beginners opt to do a

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Camino Francés: A Beginner’s Favourite The Camino Francés often stands out as a top recommendation when talking about beginner-friendly routes. This route starts in St. Jean Pied de Port in France and spans 800 km, crossing over to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Don’t let the length scare you! Many beginners opt to do a

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Do People Lose Weight Walking the Camino?

Walking the Camino de Santiago is an excellent opportunity for physical exercise. Many people wonder: can walking the Camino actually help you lose weight? The answer isn’t straightforward, as multiple factors come into play. However, let’s delve into some insights that can help you understand the potential for weight loss during this journey. Distance and

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Walking the Camino de Santiago is an excellent opportunity for physical exercise. Many people wonder: can walking the Camino actually help you lose weight? The answer isn’t straightforward, as multiple factors come into play. However, let’s delve into some insights that can help you understand the potential for weight loss during this journey. Distance and

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What is the Hardest Part of the Camino? A Closer Look

The Camino de Santiago is not just a physical journey but also a mental and emotional one. While the pilgrimage offers a myriad of beautiful landscapes and enriching experiences, it’s not without its challenges. So, what is the hardest part of the Camino? The answer varies from person to person, depending on physical ability, emotional

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The Camino de Santiago is not just a physical journey but also a mental and emotional one. While the pilgrimage offers a myriad of beautiful landscapes and enriching experiences, it’s not without its challenges. So, what is the hardest part of the Camino? The answer varies from person to person, depending on physical ability, emotional

Is It Easy to Get Lost on the Camino?

If you’re contemplating the idea of a trip on the Camino de Santiago, one question that might pop into your head is: “Is it easy to get lost?” The quick answer is no, it’s generally not easy to get lost on most routes of the Camino, but let’s delve into the details. Well-Marked Trails One

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If you’re contemplating the idea of a trip on the Camino de Santiago, one question that might pop into your head is: “Is it easy to get lost?” The quick answer is no, it’s generally not easy to get lost on most routes of the Camino, but let’s delve into the details. Well-Marked Trails One

Where Do You Sleep on the Camino de Santiago?

Almost as soon as you choose which route you would like to take on the Camino, the next pressing question will inevitably be where you will stay. There are various sleeping options available on the Camino, ranging from hostels to hotels and guesthouses to rural homes named Casa Rurales. Let’s take a closer look at

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Almost as soon as you choose which route you would like to take on the Camino, the next pressing question will inevitably be where you will stay. There are various sleeping options available on the Camino, ranging from hostels to hotels and guesthouses to rural homes named Casa Rurales. Let’s take a closer look at

Discover Gaudí’s Architecture along the Camino

Barcelona While Barcelona often steals the limelight as the epicentre of the extraordinary architect Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces in Spain, walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago offers ample opportunity for architecture fans to discover Gaudi’s works along the Camino. Antoni Gaudí was a Spanish architect renowned for his unique approach and distinctive style. Born in

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Barcelona While Barcelona often steals the limelight as the epicentre of the extraordinary architect Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces in Spain, walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago offers ample opportunity for architecture fans to discover Gaudi’s works along the Camino. Antoni Gaudí was a Spanish architect renowned for his unique approach and distinctive style. Born in

The Melting Pot of Ages on the Camino

What is the Average Age to Walk the Camino? If you are considering walking the Camino de Santiago and are wondering if you are too old, or too young, think again. The Camino pilgrims are a melting pot of every age group and there are different ways to do the Camino ranging from quite gentle

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What is the Average Age to Walk the Camino? If you are considering walking the Camino de Santiago and are wondering if you are too old, or too young, think again. The Camino pilgrims are a melting pot of every age group and there are different ways to do the Camino ranging from quite gentle

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Golden Opportunities: The Camino in Autumn 2023

Experience the Camino in Autumn 2023 The Camino de Santiago isn’t just a summer adventure—it can be equally beautiful and fulfilling in autumn. Whether walking or cycling, the Camino in autumn is a burst of vibrant colours, crisp air, and fewer travellers. In fact, for many people, myself included, this is considered the perfect time

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Experience the Camino in Autumn 2023 The Camino de Santiago isn’t just a summer adventure—it can be equally beautiful and fulfilling in autumn. Whether walking or cycling, the Camino in autumn is a burst of vibrant colours, crisp air, and fewer travellers. In fact, for many people, myself included, this is considered the perfect time

Caldo Gallego, Galician Soup – an Autumnal Camino Recipe

Trying warm, comforting food on the Camino If you are planning to walk or cycle the Camino during autumn, an Autumnal Camino treat awaits you: Caldo Gallego – Galician Soup. You’ll almost certainly crave warm, comforting foods throughout the day, and this traditional soup will certainly tick these boxes for you! Caldo Gallego can be

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Trying warm, comforting food on the Camino If you are planning to walk or cycle the Camino during autumn, an Autumnal Camino treat awaits you: Caldo Gallego – Galician Soup. You’ll almost certainly crave warm, comforting foods throughout the day, and this traditional soup will certainly tick these boxes for you! Caldo Gallego can be

Walking the Camino Alone: What You Need to Know

The Camino de Santiago holds a magnetic allure for pilgrims worldwide. Every year, many embark on this spiritual and transformative journey, with some choosing to walk alone. Venturing solo offers a unique perspective, allowing for introspection and personal growth. Here we look at walking the Camino alone: what you need to know. History of Safety

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The Camino de Santiago holds a magnetic allure for pilgrims worldwide. Every year, many embark on this spiritual and transformative journey, with some choosing to walk alone. Venturing solo offers a unique perspective, allowing for introspection and personal growth. Here we look at walking the Camino alone: what you need to know. History of Safety

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How long do you walk each day on Camino de Santiago?

One of the most frequently asked questions by prospective pilgrims is: “How long do I walk each day on the Camino de Santiago?”. Here we will take a look at all the factors which will influence a walker’s daily distance. It’s important to note that the Camino de Santiago isn’t just one route; it’s a

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One of the most frequently asked questions by prospective pilgrims is: “How long do I walk each day on the Camino de Santiago?”. Here we will take a look at all the factors which will influence a walker’s daily distance. It’s important to note that the Camino de Santiago isn’t just one route; it’s a

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What is the Shortest Camino Walk?

The Camino Inglés (the English Way) Walking the Camino de Santiago is a transformative experience for many. The journey offers pilgrims a chance to reflect, discover new cultures, and meet fellow travelers from around the world. For those short on time or looking for a less physically demanding route, the Camino has an option that

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The Camino Inglés (the English Way) Walking the Camino de Santiago is a transformative experience for many. The journey offers pilgrims a chance to reflect, discover new cultures, and meet fellow travelers from around the world. For those short on time or looking for a less physically demanding route, the Camino has an option that

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