This website was started in the winter of 2007 as a way to learn something about web development, as a way to do something useful with the journals I had accumulated during the previous five summers, and as a way to pass the time during a particularly dark winter in Reykjavík. Each passing summer since then has brought more camino adventures, and more information to pass along.
Fast forward several years and several more caminos and it was time to do something more with the website. I enjoyed what I had created, but from a practical perspective it didn't really do much for the average pilgrim. For a long time I had been toying with the idea of writing a guide book that could be printed on demand from the website, and thus be always up to date. In trying to make that happen I managed to do one better by going entirely paperless. The first iPhone guide was released in June of 2012, and several more are in the pipeline after a Summer long research trip across the Camino Francés, the Camino Primitivo, the Caminos to Finisterre and Muxia, and the Camino Aragones. Because there has been little change along the Camino de Invierno and the Route to San Salvador, I will also be doing some app guides for those routes as well.
It is not a get rich scheme by any stretch of the imagination. Rather it is a way for me to give back to the community of pilgrims that have made my experiences as a pilgrim worthwhile. It is also a way for me to stay on the camino while regular life beckons.
I hope that you enjoy the website, and that you consider the app guides for your next tromp across Spain. If you have any questions, corrections, suggestions, or anything else you would like to share, feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.