From the moment I discovered the centuries old pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, I was enthralled with the idea of one day making the journey my own. For years, I’ve been waiting until the time was right, until I had enough money and a job that would let me take a month off to follow my heart through Spain.
I’m tired of waiting. The time is now. I’m broke, but I’ll figure it out. I’m taking to the Camino in September 2014 one way or the other. This blog will chronicle the whys and hows as I take my first steps toward embarking on this long-awaited quest. Here I’ll clarify my vision, plan my journey, and figure out just how in hell (or heaven, as the case may be) I’m going to afford a 30-day journey through Spain when I can’t even afford my student loans. Hopefully, St. Francis will see me through. He was, after all, quite good at traveling the world without spending a dime.