We guide and prepare you
for the journey of a lifetime.
Be fully prepared with the guidance of a Camino expert. From what to pack to where to stay – we’ll cover every detail and answer all of your questions before you embark on your Camino.
Save hours of research so that you can travel with ease. You’ll have all the information you need to have an incredible trip. We’ll answer questions you didn’t know you had!
Connect with the locals, travel responsibly. We’ll give you all the documents you need to learn how to travel consciously – in a way that is better everyone!
What is a Travel Coach?
Think of a travel coach like your personal guide to co-create a transformational journey. We work with you to prepare for every aspect of your trip.
Even if you love planning your own trip, the excess of information online can be overwhelming. With our expertise in long-distance hiking and conscious traveling, we’ve been there, done that. We know how much extensive research and planning it takes. We’ve done the research for you so you can move forward with your trip planning with ease and confidence.
We use a 5-step trip planning process that covers everything you need to know from which amazing accommodation to book to important logistical details.
Because each coaching package includes one-on-one sessions, you will have time to ask all of the questions. Past clients say we answer the questions they didn’t realize they had!
Choose the service that's right for you.
The Calling2+ hour crash course
- The Calling is a 2+ hour one-on-one travel coaching session.
- Pre-Camino resource packet including the best accommodations on the Camino, gear recommendations, training plan, packing list, Spanish culture & language guide, tips on cultural awareness, technology and money, and much more!
- Guidebook recommendation and reading list
- 3 mindfulness & awareness practices: mp3 download
- Contemplative journaling prompts
- Plenty of time for Q&A
The Odyssey3-month program
- The Odyssey is a 3-month, one-on-one travel coaching package.
- All the resources included in The Calling PLUS:
- Six structured 60 minute 1-on-1 travel coaching sessions covering preparation for the Camino body, mind & spirit
- The latest-edition Camino de Santiago guidebook
- A personalized gift package!
Does your dream of walking the Camino speak to your soul? It’s no coincidence that you’ve found yourself on this site!
I offer a FREE 15-minute consultation. During the call, we can discuss your dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago and together we can see which service best fits your needs.
The Odyssey 3-month program overview
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The Calling Overview
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Help - I don't know which service to choose!
What happens when I click 'Schedule Now'?
You’ll be taken to a page to schedule a free 15-minute call with Jamie, Lotus Compass founder. From there, you’ll discuss the service levels and how we can make your dream of walking the come true.
Will you book my trip for me?
The travel coaching services give you the resources you need to plan your trip. If you’re interested in getting help with the booking of your trip, check out our travel planning services and email or schedule a call with us to further discuss!
Why hire a travel coach? Why not just use a travel agent?
We have a depth of knowledge on the Camino de Santiago and Spain. We’ve walked the Camino, and we aren’t swayed by commissions because our pricing model is fee based.
Plus, we understand that travel can be a deeply transformational experience, especially pilgrimage. Having a guide is tremendously helpful for this type of journey.
How do I pay?
After our initial conversation whether by phone or email and you’ve decided you’re ready to move forward with travel coaching session(s), we will send you a secure link to pay.
Can I buy a coaching session as a gift for someone who is preparing to walk the Camino?
Of course you can! What a thoughtful gift! First, send us an email, and then we will send you an e-gift card.
Is it worth it? What's my return on investment?
Return on your investment is in 2 parts:
Time saved during the planning process: To organize walking the Camino de Santiago and all the preparation that goes along with it, the level of organization and detail provided by Lotus Compass, plan on spending about 5 hours per travel day if you are going to do it yourself. A 30-day trip would therefore take about 150 hours for an average person to plan (including internet and guidebook research, trying to figure out the best training schedule, booking time, and double-checking everything). By contrast, plan on 2-3 hours spent via phone or video with Lotus Compass for the Calling service, and 6 hours for the Odyssey package For the average time it takes to walk the Camino (without rest days) a 30-day trip, that’s about between 147-144 hours of time saved. How much is your time worth per hour?
Time used more efficiently on the trip: when a trip is well-prepared for ahead of time, you won’t waste time getting lost; showing up at the train station and realizing that train doesn’t run on Sundays, or waiting in line for 2 hours for a museum that could have been pre-booked, for example, and don’t forget: the more prepared you are body, mind & spirit, the more you will be able to RECEIVE from your trip. You will spend less time stressing and more time experiencing fully what the Camino has to offer. You’ll connect more with locals. You’ll be able to journal about all the beautiful insights you are gaining from your trip, and isn’t that the reason why you want to walk this ancient trail in the first place?!
Can I walk a pilgrimage even if I'm not religious?
100% YES. A 2019 study completed by the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela showed that 49% of pilgrims walked for spiritual reasons rather than religious. For the modern pilgrim, the journey is leading you back to yourself, and each step of the way teaches you valuable lessons.
What is the inner journey?
The inner journey refers to self discovery and growth. Most often, the intentionality of looking for answers, listening to yourself, and being curious about what shows up along the way is a major part of inner work.