We now live in an age with so much information available that one could easily drown in it! Getting the right or appropriate information is vital in your research so please be cautious about the sources you use when ascertaining information about anything – in particular, if you are planning to Walk the Camino de Santiago.
The first and most important rule is: Before you read a website, find out what year it was published. Information that is more than a couple of years old might not only be redundant, it might be harmful or ruin the trip for you.
When I was first researching the walks back in 2015, I rambled through all kinds of websites getting all kinds of great information, only to find out that much of the information was very outdated once I either spoke with other walkers or discovered on the trail itself. Remember that a small situation at home can be a life altering situation when you are in a foreign region! Having the most up to date information is indispensable! I would be very careful about accepting information on a website that is older than 3 or 4 years if it has not been updated. You need up to date information.
There are Camino de Santiago community websites where people can chat almost live about current situations that impact your trip such as: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/
There are numerous apps you can download onto your phone from Google Play, so you can access the information while on the trail. Best to download them before you head onto the trail so you can verify their value to your trip.
Personally, I prefer Brierley’s Book “Camino de Santiago”. Get the thin one to save weight and be careful with it because the information is only reasonably accurate.
The Camino is very much a social event, come prepared to meet a gazillion people just like you from all over the world. Please do not let technology override the adventure by depending on your GPS, Apps and the music in your ear buds. The walk is not the adventure, Getting to know yourself is! Come prepared for a long, very challenging walk through some of the most amazing scenery in the world and allow your sense of wonder, adventure and love of life be your guiding forces!I fly out of Calgary September 16! When are you coming over? Buen Camino Monty