TRAVEL GUIDES AND THRU HIKES
John and Emma are a travelling couple, hiking and exploring the world together. We write about long-distance hiking, cities and any adventures we find. Bringing you “really useful travel guides.” Simple as that.
Who are Lotus Eaters Travel?
Emma is an avid writer, yogi, travel planning guru and enjoys good eating with red wine in beautiful places. John is the chief strategist of Lotus Eaters Travel, lover of Lebanese food and the middle east, chess geek and spontaneous adventurer.
Packing for a long-distance hike is one of the most important preparation activities. This is especially important when walking St Olav’s Way in Norway. We recently walked from Oslo to Trondheim. Here is our ultimate guide to what to pack to walk St Olav’s Way. You can find more of our St Olav’s Way walking… Read more
We recently had a huge adventure and walked the Norwegian Camino from Oslo to Trondheim. The walk from Oslo to Trondheim is chockablock with epic scenery, wonderful accommodation and all highlights of Norway that you can imagine. This guide provides an overview of the route, including daily stages and can be read alongside our other… Read more
Lille is currently not a famous destination for a stag/buck’s parties, however we think this city has all the nightlife, delicious food you could want for a good time with friends. Plus it offers great value vs Paris and Bordeaux and is easier to get to. Let’s explore this city to see if it stag… Read more
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The Camino de Santiago
Read our really useful guides and tips for the Camino de Santiago, including preparation, route guides and packing lists. Find all our posts on The Camino Santiago here.
It might seem a bit strange to write about Michelin Star restaurants on the Camino de Santiago. But what could be better when walking the Camino than treating yourself to a wonderful meal in an incredible setting? We love the Menu Del Dias in Spain, but we also love to enjoy a gastronomic feast and… Read more
The Albergue market on the Portuguese route of the Camino de Santiago seems to be booming. We felt like we were spoilt for choice in some areas. Many towns we came to had around 4 to 5 different Albergues to choose from. As we are walking the Camino as a couple, we tend to vary… Read more
A guide to Albergues on the Camino de Santiago and how to stay in them Albergues are quite a unique Camino de Santiago experience and staying in Albergues on the Camino can be quite alien. Here’s our guide to booking, checking in and out and making the most of your Albergue experience. Firstly, for anyone… Read more
YOGA for Hiking
The course is designed with long-distance hikers in mind. A bespoke yoga course for anyone who regularly hikes or is looking to train for a multi-day hike, such as the Camino de Santiago.
Through your yoga journey with Lotus Eaters Yoga downloadable yoga classes will help you target the main muscle groups required for hiking. We will focus on mobility, stability and strength. Find our more.
Saint Olavs Way
Often referred to as the Norwegian Camino, this 600+km hike from Oslo to Trondheim, has epic scenery, fresh lakes and empty countryside for miles around. Find all our posts on Saint Olavs Way here.
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