This book helped me prepare for the inner journey of the pilgrimage of the camino to Santiago de Compostela.If it weren't for this book, I may not have completed the camino.While I prepared myself physically (training/walking) and mentally (research), the pilgrimage is really about the inner journey.The physical landscape and lessons learned along the way became metaphors for life.I met a lot of people who were better fit or more knowledgable than I, but I found along the way, they quit because they weren't able to handle the mental and emotional toll.Especially those who did solo journeys like myself.I recommend it for anyone who travels and believes that sometimes you visit places that are sacred.