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.

  • The Simply Soft Life 2: Minimalist Living

    The Simply Soft Life 2: Minimalist Living

    Onwards with my quest to find the Simply Soft Life and as part of my new nomadic lifestyle, I’m trying my hand at minimalist living. It’s really not something that comes naturally to me, in my previous world I was particularly prolific when it comes to hoarding notebooks, shelves of recipe books and endless pairs… Read more

  • Best things to do in Durres, Albania for a short and fun visit

    Best things to do in Durres, Albania for a short and fun visit

    On a brief visit to Albania, I stopped in the port town of Durres. Given it’s strategic location as a port city hinged between Italy’s Eastern coast and the Balkan coast, I expect a great number of people take a similar “pit stop” in Durres. I hadn’t known what to expect during my visit, but… Read more

  • How to get the ferry from Bari to Albania: All you need to know

    How to get the ferry from Bari to Albania: All you need to know

    HOW TO GET THE FERRY FROM BARI TO ALBANIA: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TRAGHETTI BARI DURAZZO. Taking the ferry across the sea from Bari to Albania, seemed like a bit of a good idea when I booked. I’ve taken a ferry from Croatia to Italy before, albeit 14 years ago when I… 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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