“That’s a long hike”, the running store customer said to me with a surprised look. “Yea, it is”, I replied.
He overheard me telling the salesman that I needed a trail runner which would hold up for a 250 mile stretch of the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. I was probably the tubbiest person in the store and I was certainly the oldest, so I am hardly their most likely customer to embark upon such a quest.
The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route which converges in Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of Saint James are…
Carol Guttery is a travel writer, photographer, philanthropy consultant and unrepentant book nerd. She’s the founder of the travel website Wayfaring Views.