Spirit of the Camino is a web platform created by Nick Leonard. An Australian journalist and tour guide who has lived overseas for 20 years, Nick is a passionate traveller, writer, photographer and pilgrim. When he isn’t walking the camino, Nick can be be found exploring one of the 100+ countries he has visited or covering major sports events for official news services, including at eight Olympic Games.

Nick lives in Lisbon with his wife Wendy, who co-hosts the Spirit of the Camino podcast and is the creator of The Nomadic Vegan. Together they have walked the following caminos: Francés 2017, Primitivo 2018, Madrid 2019, Portugués 2020, Nascente/Torres/Geira/Finisterre 2021.

Nick and Wendy on camino: starting the Camino de Madrid in 2019; enjoying morning wine on the Camino Primitivo in 2018; outside their front door in Lisbon about to start their pandemic camino in 2020.

To contact Nick, send an email to spiritofthecamino [at] gmail [dot] com or get in touch through one of the social media channels below.

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