The Camino for the Rest of Us: Interview With Tim Mathis

by Jennifer Roberts

Years ago, while hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Tim Mathis became fascinated by the idea of the pilgrimage. It was spiritual but didn’t have to be religious, and it was, it seemed, always transformative for those who made the journey. The experience stuck with him and led him to write a unique guidebook for those interested in tapping into the power of the Camino’s long walk. The guidebook is called The Camino for the Rest of Us: A Comprehensive Guide to a Life-Changing Journey on the World’s Most Approachable Pilgrimage and was the focus of this episode of The Travel Writing Podcast.

During the episode, Nathan and Tim discuss why Tim decided to write a physical guidebook in the age of the internet, how “sacred texts” of all sorts can be guiding lights for us all, the idea of the “gap month” and how it can open space for change, the highs and lows of self-publishing, and much more.

Listen to the full conversation here:

(You can also listen on Spotify or iTunes.)

You can discover more about Tim on his website, and you can pick up a copy of The Camino for the Rest of Us here.

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