We guide and prepare you

for the journey of a lifetime.

Be Prepared

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 Time

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! 

Travel Better

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!

 

"This trip would not have been possible without Jamie's guidance nor would I have had the spiritual revelations shown to me had she not prepared my mind for what is possible. Working with Jamie felt like a breath of fresh air. There is so much power in her direction and advice because she speaks from true experience."
Alex Craig Travel Coaching Testimonial
Alex Craig
Travel coach client

About You

You’re curious, independent, passionate about self-growth and self-discovery, which is the reason you want to travel. You believe traveling is a great tool for learning about yourself and becoming a more open-minded and inclusive person. You're looking to go on the adventure of a lifetime...the Camino de Santiago, and you're looking for a trusted guide to prepare your body, mind, and spirit.

You're ready to take a leap and learn a lot along the way! If not now, when?

About Me

Hi! I'm Jamie Gominger, founder of Lotus Compass and a lover of all things travel. I'm an avid hiker, Certified Travel Expert, and Camino de Santiago pilgrim!

I am so excited to guide YOU along your journey. During our coaching session, I'll make sure to listen to your needs and make sure you feel fully prepared for your Camino.

Choose the service that's right for you.

The Calling

2+ hour crash course
$ 199
  • 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 Odyssey

3-month program
$ 750
  • 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!
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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

Logistical Guide

All your practical Camino de Santiago questions will be answered like: -Which route to walk?
-What to pack?
-The best way to get to the starting point
-Where to stay along the Camino
-Using your phone abroad
-Safety along the Camino
- Money and budgeting
-And more!!

Working with Your Hopes & Fears

We work together to find your deeper motivations for setting off on a pilgrimage, and move through fears and doubts to making your dream of walking the Camino into a reality!

The Art of Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is a journey to the sacred. You don't have to be religious to go on a meaningful journey back to your deeper self. Pilgrimage is the journey of finding yourself through travel. We will cover this topic and discuss how to make the most of your pilgrimage.

Providing Accountability

We will check in twice a month during our hour-long private sessions, providing a gorgeous support system for you as you are in the preparation period of your Camino.

Mindfulness on the Path

We'll cover mindfulness and awareness practices you can bring with you on your journey. You'll receive downloadable tracks specifically meant for the Camino!

Making Travel Meaningful

How can you make your trip deeply insightful? There are practices you can do to ensure a meaningful adventure, and we'll go over these in detail during private sessions.

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The Calling Overview

Frequently asked questions:

Help - I don't know which service to choose!

Schedule a call with us so we can see which service best fits your needs. 

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.