Camino de Santiago: Day 1

Camino de Santiago: Day 1

August 12, 2016 Time – 7 a.m. Location – St. Jean Pied-de-Port, French side of Pyrenees Mountains. Sweat trickles down my forehead as I turn the corner only to be faced with yet another staggering incline. I tighten the straps on my backpack and take another ascend...
A Hidden Piece of History

A Hidden Piece of History

What happens when you drive through nauseating, mountainous back roads of southern Spain until you’re convinced that you’ve made a wrong turn at that fork in the road about 30 km back?  You keep going, my friend.  Another 20 minutes of driving, and I’m convinced this...
Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

It’s July 4th,and instead of watching fireworks make shapes in the sky, I’m peering into a clear, night sky halfway across the world. Tonight I’m in Sitges, Spain, a small town about 30 miles south of Barcelona. However charming this lovely beach town is, the next...