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 10 Olympic Games. He is also the author of the first edition of the Wise Pilgrim app for the Caminho Nascente.

Nick lives in Lisbon, Portugal, 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 Camino de Santiago routes: Francés, Primitivo, Madrid, Português (from Lisbon), Nascente, Torres (from Trancoso), Geira e dos Arrieiros, Finisterre, Português Interior, Sanabrés (from Verín), Caminho do Mar and the Camino Inglés. Additionally, they have walked the Rota Vicentina and Caminho Real 23 trails in Portugal, while Nick has also walked the Camino del Salvador, the Portuguese coastal route and the Vía Serrana.

Nick and Wendy in Santiago de Compostela after walking the Caminho Português.

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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