Episode 43 Know Before You Go: Camino de Santiago with Author Andrew McCarthy

The Camino de Santiago, also known as ‘The Way of Saint James’, has welcomed Christian pilgrims, or peregrinos, for thousands of years. Its path across northwestern Spain to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela remains one of the most popular pilgrimages for people from all over the world, seeing spiritual seekers, adventurers, everyday travelers and more.

In this episode, actor, travel writer, author and director Andrew McCarthy joins Melissa to talk about his new book Walking with Sam: A Father, A Son and 500 Miles across Spain which details his second journey on the Camino. McCarthy shares his raw account of how the 500 mile trek transformed his life, and details the so-called gifts he received through miles of walking. He speaks about his fascinating career path –– from ‘Brat Pack’ actor to award-winning travel writer, including a job as the editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and he and Melissa dive into the best ways to forge connections as travelers (hint: let go of expectations, and leave your phone at the hotel).

Melissa ends the episode with her personal takeaways from her own trek on the Camino as part of an Indagare Insider Journey (small, group trip). And in case you’re inspired to join Indagare for our return to the Camino on a future Insider Journey, you can find further details on the itinerary and sign up here.

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