Camino Chronicles–The Decision

For decades, walking the Camino de Santiago has been on my bucket list. When I first declared the desire to undertake this pilgrimage, it was admittedly more for the physical accomplishment and being able to travel to a destination I've always wanted to visit. Whether it was timing or lack of commitment, my Camino dream…

Casco Viejo

Photos by k.a. johnson The simple, historic beauty of this place lights my heart! I love to travel. Interestingly, I did not travel much in my younger days. Perhaps I would not have appreciated the different cultures, environs, and people as I do now. Now, the experience of a world outside of my own excites…

Panama

I recently took a long overdue and much needed vacation.  Over the years I have taken time off from work, but always in the form of a staycation.  You see, I have become quite the homebody, often preferring to tuck away in the comfort and security of my home of 20-plus years rather than exploring…