The Camino de Santiago holds a special significance for Manuel Lage Gomez. He first walked the pilgrimage route in his early 20s with friends. He met his wife along the route on a later journey; and they were married in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the final stop on the Route of St. James. Manuel now guides walking groups along different routes of the Camino, treading more than 900 miles every year. Born and raised in Galicia, he loves to share his knowledge of northern Spain with travelers—from Galician legends and gastronomic traditions to the influence of the Camino on modern Spanish culture.