All the information for preparation, planning and walking the Camino de Santiago. Completely updated for 2016 and now includes email addresses when confirmed for hostels. Updated 16th Feb 2016 to include over 500 pensions and hotels. Thirty-two daily stage maps with elevations and descriptions. The book describes the history, myths, and legends in various towns and villages. The most up to date list of hostels / Albergues in every town and village that includes cost, facilities, telephone numbers and website links. Day by day description, warnings when you need to carry extra food or water or if there are no ATM’s for the next few days. There is a large frequently asked question section that includes: the best way to travel; links on getting to your start point anywhere in Spain, fitness before leaving, what shoes, which rucksack, the best socks, type of water bottle. This is a Camino de Santiago guidebook that helps with preparation before you go; and then includes the information required for each day while walking. After running a forum and website on the Camino de Santiago since 2006, Leslie understands the most common concerns and questions pilgrims have before going to France or Spain. The book lists and answers all the frequently asked questions: where to start, how much time, is it safe to walk alone, what do I need to pack? These are only a few of the top questions answered.