Camino Talks with Kenneth Strange – Author and Private Investigator

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Ken fell in love with Spain while still in high school. He spent a year abroad in Madrid, Spain where he first learned about the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. A chance encounter with Martin Sheen, actor of the movie “The Way”, in Mexico was part of the inspiration for embarking on a journey of a lifetime.

A former FBI agent and current PI (Strange Investigations), Ken has a thirst for adventure and travel that has
taken him to more than 65 countries. He is married and has twin daughters.


In 2018, he and his wife Aurora walked the full Camino Frances from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port all the way to Santiago de Compostela. They both found the experience so impactful that Kenneth wrote a book about the experience – It’s Your Camino.

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We have spoken to him before about his fascinating story and the work he is doing. You can read his last interview here.

We caught up with Kenneth again to chat about his Camino, Martin Sheen and The Way, writing a book about the Camino de Santiago, and becoming an author.

We also asked about his new book – Feds: From Silence of the Lambs to the Castro Brothers – and his work on missing persons cases. Kenneth is still working on the cold case of Annie McCarrick, a young US American who went missing in Dublin in 1993, and he gave us a few updates on the case.

Kenneth regaled us with many stories about his memories of the Camino, advice for new pilgrims, and tips for older or less fit walkers.

His conclusion – anyone can do the Camino!


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