Buen Camino! Tips from a Winter Pilgrim

Everyone asks, “Why are you walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain in the winter?” Answer: "Why not?"

This personal memoir filled with tips and stories is meant to give you a real-life view of a walk on The Way of Saint James in the winter. Based on an Advent Camino (2021). “Tips from a WINTER Pilgrim” will help you plan: from what to pack, what not to pack, or how to stay warm both indoors and out, to how to make the Camino your own in the face of the challenges of the colder season. It's a new Tumbleweed Pilgrim guide, with over two dozen chapters full of ideas for you as you plan your own winter walk, written by a veteran Camino winter pilgrim. If you are looking for solitude and a chance to use your people skills, just imagine the Camino de Santiago during the winter.

Anne Born is an award-winning, New York and Michigan-based writer and photographer with an M.A. from the University of Chicago. She is the author of several essay collections, written on the New York transit system, and two Camino guides: Buen Camino! Tips from an American Pilgrim (2017), and If You Stand Here: A Pilgrim's Tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (2021).