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We spoke to founder of Destiny of a Child, Annie Martin, to hear about how Destiny of a Child came to be, and how this year's challenge came together...
From argument to mishap, this comedic drama will make you laugh and teach you about the transformative effect of the Camino de Santiago.
As quirky as this film is, it established a new narrative for the representation of autism in media.
Rick Steves is an American Guidebook author and travel TV host who specializes in European travel.
The Menu del Dia, available all along the route is a surefire winner when it comes to tired and hungry walkers.
The Camino should be an adventure. Take chances. Try new dishes, new wines, find new eateries that will be your discoveries.
This tour operator has a PDF calendar of Camino training that you can download alongside a whole host of invaluable tips.
This guide to training for the Camino will tell you all you need to know about gradually building up your fitness levels.
The website of the Confraternity has lots of useful tips for those who are planning to embark on the Camino.
After doing a week’s training walk, Dave made one of the most detailed packing lists available online
From the shoes to the backpack, Lindsey shares every last detail of her equipment list and shows the best way to pack the lot.
A blog which aims to inspire people, particularly women, to take a risk and put aside their fear of the unknown to follow their dreams.
From Pamplona to Santiago, the Gascho’s detail a slightly more comfortable Camino than most people experience
Drew gives detailed tips on how to get by on the Camino
The priest shares her wisdom learned along the way as well as reflections of the journey in this insightful blog.
The book describes the many challenges the author encountered along the way such as vicious dogs, huge blisters, exhaustion and a case of bed bugs but the author’s keen sense of humour permeates through the pages, reminding the reader why anyone would go through all that.
This Camino de Santiago full length documentary is a fascinating insight into the history behind one of the world’s most famous walks.
Galicia will challenge your preconceptions of Spain
The Camino Frances takes around a month on foot and it passes through famous towns such as Pamplona, Burgos and Leon
Bishton’s video blogs give a taste of the beauty and adventure of the route.
Not quite sure yet if you want to take on the challenge?
Get an inside look at the realities of walking the Camino, with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind.
"Camino is more than just a long walk. The journey itself becomes more important than the destination." - Philip Thicknesse
Of course, asking friends to give you some financial support through JustGiving is a fail safe option, but organising a fundraising activity is more fun! Here, we run down our favourite fundraising activities, and give you our best tips.
The best books, guides and films to read and watch before you head off on your own Camino adventure...
The Confraternity of St James provide a range of information services to assist prospective pilgrims, of all religions or none, who are planning a walking, cycling or horseback journey along one of the many Camino de Santiago routes.
At the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany, the World Heritage Committee announced the inclusion of the Camino del Norte in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This announcement put Spain third behind Italy and China for the number of heritage sites in one country
The Camino de Santiago is a large network of paths converging from across Europe at Santiago de Compostela, each route in unique so before you sign up you might want to check the terrain!
Knowing what to pack for your Camino can be part of the challenge itself! Fortunately our friends at Follow The Camino have produced this handy interactive kit guide!