Kenneth Strange

2021 IPPY Silver medalist in the category Travel-Essay Second Place from the Catholic Media Association (CMA)

Presenting my book:



English Version

English Version

Spanish Version

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2021 IPPY Silver medalist in the category Travel-Essay

‘If we learned anything, it was the Camino, like life, was a personal journey. Except this journey was meant to reflect upon the other world, breathe in the air and wait in joyous expectation for what might be around the all seemed rather simple. ’

Kenneth Strange


Life-long writer and the author of the new book “It’s Your Camino: One Couple’s 500-mile Pilgrimage Across Spain.”

A native New Yorker and former FBI agent, Ken has written travel articles for local US and international newspapers and magazines. He has a second book on the way with the History Publishing Company A Cop's Son: One G-Man's Fight Against Jihad, Global Fraud and the Cartels. Ken’s 21-year federal law enforcement career included white collar crime and internal affairs.






I have just started your book and after 35 pages I can tell I'm going to enjoy it. I started my Camino in St. Jean Pied De Port on May 1, 2017 and got to Santiago on June 8. I had trained for almost a year and it was my goal to carry my backpack the entire way. About 3 weeks in I realized that I would have to adjust my goals. I took the occasional bus or train, but I did get my Compostela and this 68-year-old, morbidly obese, hypertensive diabetic had the trip of a lifetime, making the Camino my own. Your description of the Camino between Roncesvalles and Zubiri reminded me of my own experience on May 4, 2017. Ken, the Camino de Santiago is certainly something special. I look forward to reading the next 145 pages of your book.

Mike from Alabama

I read this book in one day, something I rarely do. What other reviews have said is so true: You feel like you’re walking the Camino with this intrepid middle-aged couple, sharing their experiences, good and bad. Thanks to the author, I can now imagine what it’s like to bunk in a roomful of exhausted, snoring travelers, just how sore knees can feel after a brutal uphill climb, the joy of finally reaching a long-held goal. 5 thumbs up, way up, for “It’s Your Camino.

Sue McGinty

It's Your Camino is a fun book that recounts the highs and lows of walking the Way of St. James. There is no dearth of literature on the Camino as it is traveled by thousands of people every year. However, it is clear Ken Strange has a writer's eye and an outgoing personality that creates many memorable events along the way... I recommend this book for anyone who wants to walk the Camino de Santiago, especially if you are concerned about your ability to complete the journey after an injury or find the prospect of walking 500 miles...

Steven Baumann

For someone who was not familiar with the Camino, this was an enlightening journey.It’s Your Camino is a fun and frolicking journey of two modern day pilgrims fulfilling a lifelong quest to hike the Camino trail. Throughout their journey, you feel like you are walking along side of them experiencing their emotional highs and lows while empathizing with the physical strain that comes with hiking over 500 miles in 31 days. However, the real value of It’s Your Camino is to see the power of shared experiences...


‘Our Camino was the people along the way—each had a unique story to tell, a deeply personal reason, or not, for walking to Compostela, something that compelled them either spiritually or for some other reason to endure the blisters, bad knees, fatigue and rain.’

Kenneth Strange