There is something wonderfully revitalizing about a pilgrimage

A pilgrimage is not a vacation. It’s a challenge that erases the meaningless from focus so you can see what is real.

Trodding the path that so many others have done before you connects you to the past, to Spirit, and to yourself. It is a reminder that your soul is timeless and that you are both smaller and larger than you could ever imagine.

A pilgrimage is an excellent way to lose yourself so that you can find yourself.


Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness. ~ Rumi

woman walking
woman walking


“None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here: two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind. When you walk, the world has neither present nor future: nothing but the cycle of mornings and evenings. Always the same thing to do all day: walk. But the walker who marvels while walking (the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills) has no past, no plans, no experience. He has within him the eternal child. While walking I am but a simple gaze.”

― Frédéric Gros, A Philosophy of Walking


“The purpose of a pilgrimage is about setting aside a long period of time in which the only focus is to be the matters of the soul. Many believe a pilgrimage is about going away but it isn’t; it is about coming home. Those who choose to go on pilgrimage have already ventured away from themselves; and now set out in a longing to journey back to who they are.”
L.M. Browning, Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations


Check out my off-the-beaten path pilgrimages here. No swarms of pilgrims here. Just you, nature, and the peace to act out your inner journey outdoors.

Sept 19-27, 2024



Pilgrimage is a state of mind. It's the intention to go to a spiritual place for a spiritual purpose. Ready to go? Email me.