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.

  • Istanbul Two Day Itinerary: The cosmopolitan highlights in 48 hours

    Istanbul Two Day Itinerary: The cosmopolitan highlights in 48 hours

    ISTANBUL TWO DAY ITINERARY: WHERE TO EAT, VISIT AND STAY IN ISTANBUL. Istanbul is a thriving metropolis in Turkey – although it is not the capital, it is certainly the most cosmopolitan city to visit. Where old meets new and east meets west, Istanbul is a melting pot filled with riveting sights, sounds and smells.… Read more

  • Best stag destinations for 2024

    Best stag destinations for 2024

    Planning a stag party for your friends and not sure about the destination? We have researched some of the best stag/buck’s and bachelor party locations for an epic party to help you decide. Here are the best stag destinations for 2024. Best Beach Stag Destination – Budva, Montenegro Looking for a beach stag destination that… Read more

  • Hotel food no microwave & no fridge – a dining conundrum

    Hotel food no microwave & no fridge – a dining conundrum

    HOTEL FOOD NO MICROWAVE & NO FRIDGE – A DINING CONUNDRUM. As full time travellers, we often find ourselves in hotel rooms. We love exploring and eating out, but often there are nights when we would much rather put our feet up and stay in to eat. Anyone who stays in hotels regularly will understand… 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.

  • Camino del Norte Blog: Local drinks guide

    Camino del Norte Blog: Local drinks guide

    If you’re a wine fan, then of course you’ll know about Rioja and other famous Spainish wines. But Nothern Spain also has some unique wines and drinks and for that reason you must try when walking the Camino del Norte. The Basque region, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia are all different as are the drinks you… Read more

  • How to beat the post Camino blues

    How to beat the post Camino blues

    Walking the Camino de Santiago may be one of the greatest challenges and adventures that you undertake. I know my first Camino de Santiago was. But, when it ends you might experience mixed emotions. Some people will dread the end, I did. Others will be excited to arrive in Santiago de Compostela and celebrate. Whilst… Read more

  • 10 unique things about walking a pilgrimage in England

    10 unique things about walking a pilgrimage in England

    Walking a pilgrimage in England……the new Camino from Reading to Southampton What is a pilgrimage? Have you seen the recent BBC show “pilgrimage”? A couple of celebs have been tasked with walking through Portugal to the holy site of Fatima. Many of the famous characters, which include former Boyzone members, social media influencers and comedians,… 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.

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Dovrefjell, Norway

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.

Dovrefjell, Norway

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