We have been following Jessica (Trail name - Dixie) since 2016 when we first spoke with her about her thru hike of the Appalachian Trial, we then caught up with Jessica in Feb 2019, when she shared more about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail.
During this episode, Jessica shares more about her most recent challenge - walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago, which is also know as the the French Way. The journey begins at Saint Jean Pied de Port, in France, and goes through four of Spain's 15 regions, ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Jessica shares more about her experiences of this walk, what she wanted to learn and what made it such a special journey. She also shares more about future challenges, and provides top tips and advice for your next hike!
You can listen to Jessica/Dixie on the Tough Girl Podcast and watch her vlogs on the Homemade Wanderlust Channel.
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Who is Jessica
How she got into hiking
Her passion for hiking
Wanting to travel abroad to hike
Thinking about the Camino
Hiking with her sister - Montana
Getting her first passport at 30
Planning to head over to Europe
Preparation for the trip
Not wanting to over research
Not booking a return flight
The Wine Fountain!
Taking the time to think
The culture shock of Paris
Comparing thru hikes in America to the Camino
Hiking Vs a pilgrimage
Appreciating home more
Stepping outside her comfort zone
Heading over to New Zealand in October…
Homemade Wanderlust Youtube Channel
Heading to “the end of the world!”
Heading off to Italy after the walk
Quick Fire Questions
Final words of advice
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