Video: Pilgrimage in the Internet Age

Video: Pilgrimage in the Internet Age

In April 2015 I conducted a survey on mobile technology usage along the Camino de Santiago and did follow-up research in 2016. Here are the results and analysis of the survey.

In this personal piece written for the anthology of pilgrims' experiences My Camino Walk #2, I describe the power of my first Camino walk in 1993 undertaken before the Internet became integral to daily life. The mental isolation I experienced on that trip was fundamental to the overall impact of that journey on my life.

Here are 15 tips to help you reflect on ways to keep youself “on the road” mentally rather than engage your mind with your mobile tech devices to the detriment of being present on the Camino. Unchecked tech usage limits your capacity to connect deeply with the Camino and yourself.