Category Archives: Camino de Santiago

Not Exactly a Walk in the Park, Part 3: Camino Sleeping

We realized that sound and restful sleep might be in short supply on our very first night at an albergue.  (At the top of this post is a picture of a “typical” albergue/hostel that walkers stayed in.) We initially had a … Continue reading

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Not Exactly a Walk in the Park, Part 2: Camino Bug Bites

I am allergic to various kinds of insect bites.  Typically, mosquito bites swell up to the size of a calf muscle, and throb like mad.  One time, at the end of a trip from France, I got bitten by fleas–or, … Continue reading

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Not Exactly a Walk in the Park, Part 1: Camino Blisters

Will and I absolutely LOVED our experiences walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in May and June 2013.  Since then, many people we know–family members, work colleagues, personal friends–have expressed interest in walking it as well, and we are … Continue reading

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2015: Our First Year of Living for FIRE

Our Thousand Days to Retirement story has many steps.  In May and June 2013, we walked the Camino de Santiago (cathedral pictured above) in Spain and decided that we wanted more time to ourselves.  In summer of 2014, we read Your … Continue reading

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Crossing the Bridge between FI and RE

Increasingly, we’ve been wondering about the gulf that seems to exist for many of us: that between reaching Financial Independence and making the leap for Early Retirement. We’re less than a full year into serious planning for early retirement–which we … Continue reading

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