The Master Traveler

I received a comment on a recent post that I want to spend some time discussing here.  The comment reads:

I have always loved the idea of being a mastered traveler.  I have several friends, including you, who are modern hobos, seekers, and/or travelers.  Part of me loves watching their adventures and growth, but the other part of me knows how lonely it can be to be a traveler.  Can you be a master traveler and still have a community/home that is fulfilling, or will you always be wandering?

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Contentment vs. Settling

As of a few days ago, I can return to Europe.  A non-EU citizen such as myself can only be in the European Union’s Schengen Zone for 90 out of 180 days.  I was there for three months, meaning I must leave for at least three months.  Well, that three-month period has now passed.  At this moment, I’m in Ohio and have no immediate plans to go back to Europe.  I can say, though, that the passing of this date certainly did not go unnoticed.  It also brought some fresh observations and questions to mind.

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Camino Vignettes: Keeping the Peace

This story is the first of a continuing series about my adventures on the Camino de Santiago.  You can read an overview of my time on the Camino here.


There is plenty to look at as one walks the Camino de Santiago.  A large part of the beauty of the Camino is its diversity.  Forests.  Plains.  Cities.  Mountains.  Tiny villages.  Vineyards.  Sunflower fields.

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The Road to Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is an instrumental part, not just of my journey, but of who I am as a person.  If someone truly wanted to understand me and why I see the world the way I do, he or she would have to understand the Camino and the impact it had on me. Continue reading

Welcome to Pilgrim Shelter

If you’ve been following up to this point, you probably noticed the change in the name of this blog.  It was a difficult decision to change the title because the previous one served me well.  SoR.Shelter was, and always will be, the title under which I started blogging.  However, I don’t think it encapsulated the scope of this blog well enough.

Thus, I bring you to ‘Pilgrim Shelter.’

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