It’s birthday podcast time, my friends! And as this tale will show, doing something purely for yourself should happen more than once a year.

30 years ago, I first heard of the legendary 900km pilgrimage across Spain:

The legendary Camino De Santiago, otherwise known as The Way of St James.

10 years ago, after reading The Pilgrimage and The Alchemist by acclaimed author Paulo Coelho, I made the decision to walk it myself.

And then, in the summer of 2008 — with a huge career opportunity in the dust and nothing but a 20kg backpack as my companion — I flew to Paris. Then took a train down to southern France. And made the first steps on what would prove to be an epic, heart-expanding, and life-changing adventure

6 weeks and 900KM over the Pyrenees mountains, and across the breadth of a nation.

Pop in those earbuds, crack a cold one (or a bottle of Spanish red w/ olives and manchego, natch’), and settle in. It’s time for 40min of podcast fun as I recount the true tale of the myriad inspirations and after-effects of this incredible journey.


Enjoy the Youtube version embedded up above. Or you can subscribe to the show on Libsyn, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spreaker, GooglePlay, PlayerFM, TuneIn, and more!! Featuring music by TOBIAS TINKER and the Stillness3.