Rocks on the Camino de Santiago: While walking the ancient 500 year-old path across northern Spain, I learned to look for messages and motivation from pilgrims who had gone before me. Big and small, rocks offered encouragement–and sometimes straightforward advice!“It’s about the way, not about the destination” Rocks on the Camino de Santiago. Photo: Suzanne Ball (All rights reserved)
If you’ve ever considered walking this magnificent path, my book will be useful: Follow the Yellow Arrows: A Guide to Planning and Packing for the Camino de Santiago. Meant to encourage solo, women, and Boomer travelers to take the journey, I share the year of research I did before going, plus tips I gained along the way.
A grand adventure that challenges body, mind, and soul is perfect for anyone who is feeling restless, wanting to break out of a routine, or simply do something new. Even before I started my Camino, I read that it would change my life. And it has.
I hope to return and walk it again. There are also other Caminos that lead to Santiago de Compostela, so my decision–one that every traveler understands–is to return to the Camino Frances or to continue to find other ways to walk through our beautiful world.