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Welcome, fellow traveler! My name is Nathan Mizrachi and I am the man behind the story here at Life is a Camino.

About 30 countries ago and three years ago I was a pretty miserable dude, sitting dumbfounded on the floor of my apartment’s living room in Boston. I had a high-paying job I didn’t like and a girlfriend who broke up with me out of nowhere.

I did what most people don’t have the courage or the means to do. I quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to Europe, a place that fascinated me ever since I studied art history back in university.

When I stepped off the plane in Reykjavik on a cold, wet morning things got real.

One of the first things that I did was walk 1,000 miles from France to Spain on the ancient Camino de Santiago; you can see what it’s like to spend 9 straight weeks on the road here.

I’ve seen and done a lot in the time since then, and I don’t really update this blog anymore, for reasons you can read about here. After almost three years of sharing my life with the whole world, it’s nice to have some privacy for a change.

If you have questions about budget travel in Europe, check out my free New York to London Flights newsletter if you’re interested in flying between the USA and Europe without breaking the bank.

Lastly, if you have any copy or blog writing projects you’d like me to work on, I would be happy to discuss how we can work together. I charge a flat fee of $250 for single projects such as researched 2,000 word blog posts, or $50/hr for long-term blog projects and consulting.


Thanks for stopping by!



11 thoughts on “Start Here

  1. Oh my goodness, I love Ludovico Einaudi! When I heard his song, “Nuvole Bianche,” on a time-lapse video shot in Spain, I HAD to track down the sheet music. It is now one of my favorite pieces to play on the piano! So awesome 🙂

    1. Ludovico Einaudi is one of the reasons I wish I did know how to play the piano. Unfortunately, that never happened–one of those instances of stupid childish obstinacy. But glad to know you love his work AND have the added privilege of playing it too 🙂

    1. Thank you! I would say I have no regrets with what I’ve done, but I also think that it’s possible to be happy with your work. I wasn’t so it was important that I left, but eventually I do have to return. When I do I hope that I can find work which feels meaningful, something that I can believe in.

    1. That sums it all up! Btw I’m going to be returning to the US at the very beginning of May–first stop is Boston. Will you and PJ still be out on the Cape, or will you be in France? If you’re planning on heading out to France while I’m in my last days in Europe, would you consider meeting me in London? I’m going to be there for the 2nd half of April with my dad and stepmom, who are coming over to drag me home. Send me an email!

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