by Pat Kidd and Davis Henderson
In 2016 we are completing the ~500 mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain. We’ve made the pilgrimage in thirds, walking about 150 miles in each of 2014 and 2015, and finishing up with 200 miles this year.
The Camino is a well-trodden route (dating back more than 1,000 years) whose popularity has soared in recent years. Back in the mid-1980’s, fewer than 3,000 pilgrims made the trek each year. In 2011, after Martin Sheen’s movie “The Way” was released, 180,000 people completed the Camino and last year that number topped 250,000. Clearly this ancient pilgrimage route taps something important in today’s zeitgeist. Continue reading —>