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Camino de Santiago, The Way, PrincesasDelCamino, Alison Chino, MacsAdventure, Chasing Daylight

Camino Stories: Live The Way

On a bright June morning, somewhere in Spain, I set out from a hotel with three friends. We followed the vague instructions of our host and wandered the streets of Sarria in search of a well worn trail. The Camino de Santiago. After spying a couple of bikers with seashells, we picked up our pace …

Camino de Santiago, The Way, Santiago de Compostela, Pilgrims Mass

Snippets of The Way: Pilgrims’ Arrival

Standing at my gate in Madrid Waiting to board a flight to Santiago de Compostela I first spotted them Scallop seashells Dangling from the backpacks of pilgrims With tears involuntarily filling my eyes I watch these souls, a group of girlfriends a mother and daughter a man all alone a gray-haired couple Fellow pilgrims, my …

Speyside Sistas, Speyside Way, Macs Adventure, Whisky Trail

Snapshots of the Speyside Sistas

The spring and summer months are so full around our house that sometimes I move from one event to the next without fully processing the first one. That is a little bit how it was to go from the Speyside Way in the middle of May to the Camino at the beginning of June. But …

Six Months of Chasing Daylight

I really can’t believe it but 2015 is half over already. What even? The way time moves so. very. fast. is part of why I love doing these monthly outdoor challenges, because even if the month is over before I blink, I can still look back on these cards and my days of walking and …

Chasing Daylight, Chino House, Outdoor Challenges

Chasing Daylight in July

Chasing Daylight in July should not be hard. The days are long and the walking opportunities abound! We are currently in the Lake District and later this month, we will spend a week on the Kintyre Peninsula (West Coast of Scotland), so I hope to wrack up the steps on my FitBit and discover some new …

Cragganmore House, Speyside Way, Speyside Sistas, Macs Adventure

Speyside Way Stories: Trail Mum

We had expected to be at the end of the day’s walk by 5pm. We got an early start on our fifteen mile day, heading out under blue skies that promised to turn rainy later in the afternoon. We reached our highest point before lunch. All downhill from here, I thought. Piece of cake. I …

Snapshots of Speyside, Chasing Daylight in May, The Speyside Way, The Speyside Sistas, Macs Adventure

The Speyside Way: YouTube Edition

While I was on The Speyside Way a couple of weeks ago with my #SpeysideSistas, we had lots of fun making videos. I shared little 30 second clips of our walk on Facebook throughout the week, so I thought it would be fun to make a highlight reel with bits and pieces. Hope you enjoy!! …

Cairngorms, Highlands, Scotland March Walks, Snapshots of Scotland

Snapshots of Scotland: March Walks

Walking in Scotland throughout the Month of March  We spent the first weekend of March in London, but since then, we have gotten out for forest walks every Saturday in March. Additionally one Wednesday, I went with a couple of friends to do a local coastal walk. I think getting outside has gotten me through …

London History Tour, Context Travel, Thames River Treasures

Bankside Beach Combing for History

Bankside Beach Combing for History: A London History Tour Simon was waiting for me as I got my usual pat down in security. (My dreads always have to be manually checked to be sure I’m not hiding something in them.) We both walked over to where his backpack had been flagged. The man behind the …

Chasing Daylight, Arbroath, Scotland, Cliff Walking

Chasing Daylight in Arbroath, Scotland

“Well, this is some family hike!” Ben was indignant from the back seat that the family hike we had been planning for over a week for our Valentine’s Day outing was being missed by two members of our family. Somehow the perfectly reasonable 10am leaving time had become not-so-reasonable to everyone involved, the result being …

Winter Wakling, Scotland, Aberdeenshire

Winter Walking in Scotland

Back in December, we were living with just under six hours of daylight. Miraculously, I actually had a friend visit during this dark season, so one day we made the most of what we had to work with and took off to Royal Deeside for a walk in Glen Tanar. It was meant to be …

A Walk in Arkansas (48/48)

Friends, this is it. Number #48 of #48walks! I’m ending an epic year of walking with this early morning walk up a mountain while I was home in Arkansas this past September. Walking with friends who love me even if my dreadlocks blow into their faces. YIKES! I got to pop home in September for …

Mary Polly's Walk to School, Scotland

Mary Polly’s Walk to School (46/48)

The path between our house and school is the one we have probably frequented the most since moving to Scotland. I’m super excited because my daughter, Mary Polly has agreed to tell you about her long walk to and from school. Enjoy! Walking to School by Mary Polly Chino Two years ago if you told …