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.
What is accommodation like on Gudbrandsdalsleden? The accommodation on Gudbrandsdalsleden is excellent. This was one of our favorite things about walking from Oslo to Trondheim. The hosts tend to be very friendly and accommodating, able to help with whatever you need. But, in many places you will be expected to “self-serve”, that is to check… Read more
Having walked many versions of the Camino de Santiago, we were gleeful at the idea of walking one of the St Olav Ways in Norway, the Norwegian version of the Camino. The route we chose from Oslo to Trondhiem, called Gudbrandsdalsleden, takes in 643km of Norway’s best scenery. However, the Norwegian Camino is an altogether… Read more
Europe is without a doubt one of the best places in the world to travel. Whether you visit one city, or beach resort or several countries during your trip. There is simply so much to see. But, in 2023, it can be tricky to find inexpensive accommodation. It is possible, but you just need to… 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.
I loved my first experience of walking the Camino de Santiago. Undoubtedly, the people you meet along the way make the journey so much more interesting and enjoyable. Here are 7 types of people you’ll meet on the Camino de Santiago. If you’re wondering who you’ll meet, here’s a bit of a satirical look at… Read more
Thinking of tackling your next big adventure and walking the Camino de Santiago with your partner? Before you head out on the trails together, here are a few tips for walking the Camino as a couple. 1/ Agree What You Both Hope to Achieve from walking the Camino as a couple Walking the Camino de… Read more
I completed my first Camino de Santiago on 01 August 2022, 18 days later, I am already planning my next one. Once bitten, twice not so shy! My mind is in overdrive when I think about all of the adventure that awaits. But I’m also starting to think about ladies packing advice when walking the… 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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