Kevin Donahue began walking pilgrimage routes in 2019, seeking the places and people that would inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.
His journey of soulful discovery took him across the historic footpaths of Europe and North America, including the Camino de Santiago across Portugal and Spain, the California Missions Trail along America’s Pacific coast, across the receding waters of the North Sea to Holy Island, from London to Canterbury on Britain’s historic Pilgrims’ Way, and onward towards Rome on Europe’s Via Francigena. His reflections and insights form the basis for Kevin’s first book, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal, printing in 2023.
Kevin’s passion for backpacking began years before in Scouting. Years and life intervened but inspiring journeys – from exploring the Samburuland in Northern Kenya to hiking China’s legendary Dragon’s Spine – rekindled his passion to explore and share his experiences on his blog, One Step Then Another.
Feeling disconnected from both the journey and his pilgrim family during the COVID pandemic, Kevin launched the Sacred Steps Podcast in 2020 to reconnect with fellow pilgrims and authors from around the world. From the Camino de Santiago through Spain to the Via Francigena across Europe to Italy, the podcast features updates and first-hand accounts from the footpaths of pilgrimage.
Kevin lives in Florida with his wife, son, and their two beagles: Otis and Larry.