Look Up on the Camino de Santiago


Look Up Mantra

Many years ago, I created the mantra Look Up to capture the biggest life lesson that I learned in my early thirties. From a near-death accident, I realized that we have very little control over this thing called life; however, we do have control over something very powerful, our perspective on life. Look Up reminds us all of two important things:

  • To be in the moment, appreciating the beauty around you as well as hazards. In essence, be mindful.
  • Spin each situation positively. Each hurdle, hiccup, and wound turns into wisdom.

Camino de Santiago, Spain

Nearly twenty years ago, I lived and studied in Spain. It was a very special time in my life where I grew more as a person than in any other two-year period. However, I did not have the opportunity to do one of Spain’s most renowned adventures, the Camino de Santiago.

Want to Look Up on the Camino de Santiago?


This April 14-22nd, I, along with a peer author, Meg Nocero, and a small group of walkers, will be doing the Camino de Santiago. If you haven’t heard of the Camino before, it is an inspirational walk in Northern Spain meant to transform the way you look at your world and tap into the same perspective as Look Up.

Sarria to Santiago to Fininsterre

We will be starting in Sarria and walking four to six hours a day at a comfortable pace through the beautiful Spanish countryside. Each evening, we will enjoy good food and wine together at superior hotels. On our seventh day, we will arrive in Santiago, which is the typical end of the Camino; however, we have planned a day-trip to Fininsterre (where the earth and sea meet) featured in the movie The Way. Learn more about our nine-day itinerary here.

I would like to invite you to Look Up on the Camino. Spots are still available. April dates are SOLDOUT - Check out similar October 2018 trip.


Look Up + Buen Camino

If you are looking to shift your perspective try using Look Up and for an extra dose head on an adventure to Spain! (October 2018 available)

Here’s to looking up or as they say on the Camino….Buen Camino!

4 Responses

  1. I was wondering if I could the Camino de Santiago with my two horses - one as a packhorse. It must be such an amazing experience! I'm looking forward to get more information about your travels.
    • Heidi Siefkas
      The Camino is meant to be done with your own two feet, but I'm sure some have had the assistance of packhorses. We are doing the Camino in April (sold-out) as well as October 2018.
  2. I've had the Camino de Santiago on my list for a long time. I hope you'll do a post on your experience. I'll be keeping an eye out for it!
    • Heidi Siefkas
      Absolutely! The Camino will provide many stories worthy of posting.

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