I am so excited about the opportunities that this trip will provide me with. It will be my first time in Spain, so just about everything will be a first-time experience for me. As of now, I am most excited to hike the Camino de Santiago and complete the medieval pilgrimage. I have loved the outdoors for as long as I can remember and I am truly ecstatic to combine this love with the reverence of the journey, the culture of northern Spain, and the camaraderie of fellow pilgrims. In a way, we will all make our return as new people.
For this trip I'll be bringing this small rolling suitcase and a hiking backpack. Looking inside of my suitcase, anybody could tell that the Camino is what I am most excited for — nearly all of the clothes I've packed are for that portion of the trip and half of the suitcase is sacrificed to my hiking shoes. I only have two outfits packed for touring the cities because I plan to buy some local clothing and hopefully not stick out as a complete tourist. After all, when in Spain, do as the Spaniards do!