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.
If, like us, you’re currently hooked on the latest series of The Crown, you might have The Royals on your mind. Windsor Castle, an iconic symbol of British royalty, stands proudly on a hill overlooking the charming town of Windsor. Steeped in history, this magnificent fortress has witnessed centuries of royal events, political intrigue, and… Read more
TESTING THE OSPREY GUARANTEE: OSPREY 30 LITRE BACKPACK. I travel full time, and invariably when travelling overseas I try to use my Osprey 30 litre backpack. Not only is this the perfect size for a long-distance hiking trip, but it also fits perfectly under an airplane seat – meaning I never have to pay to… Read more
10 best things to do in A Coruña – a city guide to where to eat, sleep and explore in this Northern Spanish city. Is A Coruña worth visiting? A Coruña is a city of contrasts. The coast is stunning, the perfect place for a windswept walk in winter months, perhaps to surf in the… 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.
Are you wondering about walking to Finisterre, also known as the end of the world? Well, you should do it! If you’ve got time at the end of walking one of the other Camino routes, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the walk from Santiago to Finisterre. Here’s our guide to walking from Santiago to Finisterre on… 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.
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