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.
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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.
ALBANIAN ALPS HIKING THREE DAY ITINERARY: CIRCULAR ROUTE BACK TO SHKODER. When we visited the Accursed Mountains, colloquially called the Albanian Alps, we hadn’t really known what to expect. We planned to walk the Theth to Valbona hike but hadn’t planned much else. Thankfully, we were not in a rush and had plenty of time… Read more
With Medieval architecture and an ancient fortified church, Aubeterre Sur Dronne looks exactly like you would imagine idyllic French villages to look in the past. So much so that that it’s hard to believe that it is a real place. The small town of Aubeterre Sur Dronne is perched upon a hill, surrounded by a… Read more
THE SUPREME CAMINO PACKING LIST: All your Camino packing list questions answered. A successful pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago starts with packing. It may not sound important, but it is vital. We call this the supreme Camino packing list, because it really is. Our Camino packing list has been tried, tested and refined. We’ve… 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.
The Camino de Santiago is such an adventure. But first, you need to get there! Read out to find out about the best airports for the start of the Camino. Where are the best airports for the start of the Camino de Santiago? The Camino de Santiago routes all start in different towns or cities.… Read more
Are you planning to walk the Camino de Santiago? One of the questions you may have is whether there are bathrooms on the Camino. This is a frequently asked question that comes up time and time again. This short guide will hopefully answer your questions on all things Camino and bathroom. Can you shower on… Read more
Are you planning to walk the Camino de Santiago. You may have trained and prepared, even packed, but you might be wondering can you style your hair on the Camino? Find out here in this short guide. Are there bathrooms on the Camino de Santiago? First off, yes there are bathrooms on the Camino de… 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.
What are the St Olav’s Ways? St Olav’s Ways are a series of long-distance hiking paths in Norway. There are actually nine different paths that make up the “St Olav’s Ways”. Most of the paths lead to Trondhiem, but others end in different areas of Norway. The paths have historical significance for a number of… Read more
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