I love to roam—to wander at will.
The open road is my friend, and the call to hit the road is one that I cannot easily ignore. I have a bad case of wanderlust.
A gentle ache for all the places I have yet to explore. A desire for the intense connections I’ll make on the road. The scent of adventure on the wind.
You see, I was born wild. I will die free. In between, I wander.
I left behind my legal career and homeland of England in 2011 to begin again in Andalucía, Spain, where I embrace a different way of living and a life of wandering.
My wanderings led me to the Camino de Santiago, a network of hiking trails that run throughout Europe, yet they are so much more than that. To walk a Camino de Santiago is to undertake a spiritual adventure and a journey of a lifetime. It is an opportunity to meet so many people from around the world.
I walked the Camino Frances in 2016 and Camino Portuguese Coastal in 2018. The Camino experience showed me a different way of living. So much so that upon arriving in Santiago de Compostela in 2018, I changed my life to follow my dream of becoming a Camino de Santiago guide.
I moved to the Portuguese Camino city of Porto in 2018 and then onto the Portuguese Camino de Santiago in 2020 as a Camino guide. I spent late spring and summer of 2021 exploring other parts of the Camino de Santiago which is now welcoming pilgrims again.
I’ve now returned to the UK and help pilgrims who would like assistance with planning their self-guided Caminos. You can contact me via email at email@example.com for further information.
We have Wild Camino Guided Journeys planned for 2022 on the last 100km on the Portuguese Coastal Camino de Santiago and Portuguese Central Camino de Santiago. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in walking with an experienced Camino Guide as a part of a group.
The Camino de Santiago is the perfect place to satisfy my thirst to wander and adventure while embracing a heart-centred way of living. A way of being that the Camino de Santiago teaches to all who walk the sacred paths. I share the life lessons learnt, Camino stories, and practical advice for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago in my guidebook, A Wild Woman’s Guide To The Camino De Santiago and my Wild Camino blog.
The Camino de Santiago is my idea of heaven for all these reasons. I share my Camino story and adventures in my book The Adventures of a Wild Woman on the Camino de Santiago: Life Rewards The Brave.
So, if you hear the call to wander, or catch the scent of adventure on the breeze, is it time for you to pack your bag and wander? To expand your mind and see how big your world really is?
Go see for yourself just how blessed you are, to be able to experience being so wild and free.
If you plan to walk the Camino de Santiago, check out my book, A Wild Woman’s Guide To The Camino de Santiago. I share everything you need to know before you begin your Camino. Read at A Wild Woman’s Guide To The Camino De Santiago or click the link below.
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