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.
CITY GUIDE: Best things to do in Lisbon, where to stay, eat and drink for three days in Lisbon Lisbon is a place I like to visit, again and again. Whether it’s your first time or seventh, there is always so much to see and do in Lisbon. It’s like every corner you turn offers… 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
If you’re visiting Lisbon, you may be considering a day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. Why is Sintra so famous? In the 19th Century, Sintra became somewhat of an epicenter for Romantic European Architecture. Sintra was the home to royalty,… 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.
So, you’ve decided you want to Walk the Camino de Santiago? You are excitedly starting to plan, but you have one big decision still to go. Which route should you take? All roads lead to Santiago, but not all routes are the same! Which Camino de Santiago route should you choose? Which is the… Read more
In July 2022, we walked our first Camino de Santiago. As I reflect on my recent experience and planning for my next one (Camino Portuguese in October,) I’m thinking about what I wish I’d known before I took on this adventure. Here are 10 things to know before walking the Camino: 1/ You’ll get blisters… Read more
Walking across Northern Spain for 30 days. It sounded like the perfect start to my new nomadic life. A good old-fashioned pilgrimage. Cliché as it sounds, I had just commenced my own “great resignation”. Hearing from friends about the physical and emotional challenge of walking the Camino de Santiago, I felt that it would be just what… 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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