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.
CAMPING IN ALBANIA: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW Albania is a wonderful all round destination for campers, adventurers and backpackers. If you’re keen to explore Albania and sleep under canvas, read on to find out more about camping in Albania. Camping in Albania: Why it’s so hot right now It is literally, so hot right… Read more
SARANDA OR KSAMIL: WHICH ALBANIAN BEACH TOWN IS BETTER? On our recent road trip in Albania, one of the decisions we were faced with, was whether to stay in Saranda or Ksamil. in the end, we decided to split our time and stay in both, so we have a pretty good sense of which one… Read more
OUR TWO WEEK ALBANIA ITINERARY: AN EPIC ROAD TRIP WITHOUT A HIRE CAR. We had both visited Albania before, Emma for a brief trip to Durres in 2022 and John to Tirana back in 2019. But the shortest of visits previously had left us wanting more. With the month of August totally free in our… 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.
Walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago is one of the most life changing experiences you can have. Each day, waking up and knowing that you’ve got an amazing day of walking ahead of you and that with each step you are edging closer to Santiago de Compostela is a great feeling. In summer 2022,… Read more
If you’re planning to walk from Lisbon to Santiago, you may be keen to understand exactly where you will begin your adventure. The start of the Camino de Santiago in Lisbon, can be a little confusing. Find out here where to start and where to stay in Lisbon before you do. Where is the start… Read more
There are far more important things about walking the Camino de Santiago than what you wear. But, I do think I always enjoy hiking more if I’m comfortable in my choice of outfit. As I plan my next Camino de Santiago later this year, I am starting to think about my Camino packing list and… 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.
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
We recently had the amazing adventure of walking the Norwegian Camino from Oslo to Trondheim. Based on our experience, here are our twenty top tips for walking the St Olav’s Way. One: Plan your route a day or two in advance You don’t need to plan every single day of your Norwegian Camino, but it… Read more
We recenty hiked 600km in Norway and camped almost every night for three weeks, both at campsites and wild camping. Before arriving in Norway we were not sure about the camping situation and what to expect, but honestly it was such a wonderful experience we would recommend to everyone. Here is a guide to camping… Read more