One of the biggest things holding many people back from travelling, is the perceived expense. This is because many people assume that “travelling” means spending thousands of dollars to stay in an all-inclusive resort that they never leave.
If you’d like to travel more this year, and you’re hoping to see more of the world, this is the post for you. Personally, I’ve always wanted to do a walking holiday along the Camino de Santiago. I think it would be a great way to save money while seeing a part of the world that I may not otherwise get to see.
Another reason for a Camino walking holiday? You’ll be able to enjoy the peace and quiet and spend some time in your own head, or be social and meet people- it’s your choice.
A walking holiday is also one of the healthiest ways to travel.. When we’re travelling, we often don’t fit in a trip to the gym, spend too much time on public transport or in an Uber. Combine that with the delicious food we inevitably eat, and it’s easy to see why most people stack on the pounds when they’re travelling.
Walking holidays truly get you off the beaten path, and instead of missing some of the best and most beautiful spots, you’ll be seeing parts of the world that many other people don’t get to see.
Personally, I like to walk while I’m travelling, but I also like a little luxury. Luckily, many self-guided walking holidays will arrange for your baggage to be transferred each day, and will include itineraries and hand-picked accommodation. This means you can really focus on the things you’re seeing every day.
While many people assume that travelling is all about lining up for hours outside tourist destinations, you’re actually likely to have a more enjoyable and authentic experience by walking the pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago. There’s a reason why this trail is so famous, and if you want a holiday where you’ll get closer to nature (and maybe even find yourself) this is the trip for you.
Not only is travelling this way better for the waistline and a chance to see part of the world that you would otherwise miss, but you’ll save some serious cash by choosing a walking holiday as well.
If you want to travel soon, but aren’t quite sure if you can afford it, a holiday along the Camino area is a great choice. Don’t be surprised if you get hooked, and you may find yourself taking a walking tour every few months!