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.

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  • Best restaurants in Sofia, Bulgaria

    Best restaurants in Sofia, Bulgaria

    I think Sofia might just be having a gastronomic moment. Exploring the Buglarian capital recently proved to be a total taste sensation. Here are some of the best restaurants in Sofia Bulgaria we tried. Where to eat? Sofia is a relatively small city, very walkable, and its dense with restaurants. There are a number of… Read more

  • How to visit Santa in Italy

    How to visit Santa in Italy

    The Basilica San Nicola in Bari, Puglia, is rather famous. It houses a tomb which contains the remains of San Nicola (Saint Nicolas). This Saint is believed to have inspired the legend that is, Santa Claus. It is, the place, to visit Santa in Italy. What is the tomb of Santa in Italy? The story… Read more

  • Visiting Food Markets in France: A guide for the best ones

    Visiting Food Markets in France: A guide for the best ones

    A French Market Culture Guide Visiting food markets in France is a real pleasure. Food markets are not a uniquely French phenomenon, but on a recent visit to the Dordogne, I discovered just how special they are in this remote part of the country. The markets are such a vital part of French culture, that… 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.

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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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