Insights

True Cross, Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana

The secret of Santo Toribio

By Sam / August 13, 2018

Deep within the spectacular Picos de Europa National Park in Northern Spain there is a relic that is inextricably linked to the Camino.  » Read more about: The secret of Santo Toribio  »

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How to stay connected, plus travel apps you will actually use!

By Sam / June 26, 2018

As technology has improved, the number of options for staying connected while travelling has increased.  » Read more about: How to stay connected, plus travel apps you will actually use!  »

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A Spanish castle you can afford to sleep in!

By Tori Brown / June 18, 2018

Soaring turrets, dramatic moats, imposing guard towers and untold elegance await you in Spain’s historic Paradors.  » Read more about: A Spanish castle you can afford to sleep in!  »

Park Güell in Barcelona

Madrid & Barcelona: Gateways to your Camino de Santiago adventure!

By Rosalind Dempsey / June 4, 2018

Madrid and Barcelona are popular gateways for those walking the Camino de Santiago. We highly recommend spending at least a day exploring these wonderful cities before or after your walk.  » Read more about: Madrid & Barcelona: Gateways to your Camino de Santiago adventure!  »

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Making memories at Kyoto’s Jam Jar Lounge & Inn

By Rosalind Dempsey / May 31, 2018

Ever since coming to Japan on a working holiday visa more than 25 years ago, Melbourne’s Danny Matheson has been infatuated with all things Japanese.  » Read more about: Making memories at Kyoto’s Jam Jar Lounge & Inn  »

Portuguese Tarts at Lisbon's Pastéis de Belém

Portuguese Tarts at Lisbon’s Pastéis de Belém

By Lorinda Childs / April 19, 2018

If you are making a trip to Lisbon then eating pastry is a must-do! The famous bakery Pastéis de Belém in the district of Belém is famous for pastries.  » Read more about: Portuguese Tarts at Lisbon’s Pastéis de Belém  »

Why I love Kyoto

By Leanne Troy / April 17, 2018

Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, is a wonderful contrast between old and new, modern and traditional, energy and serenity.   » Read more about: Why I love Kyoto  »

Meet Ukky, our local Japanese guide on the Nakasendo Way

By Mark Conyers / April 12, 2018

On our 8-day guided Nakasendo Way trek you will have the cheerful company of our local Japanese guide, Ukky.  » Read more about: Meet Ukky, our local Japanese guide on the Nakasendo Way  »

Woman trekker looking at snow-capped mountain in Nepal

Why Nepal is the ideal destination for a solo female traveller

By Sam / April 6, 2018

A few years ago I spent a month travelling in India. While it was a fascinating, eye-popping experience with unparalleled moments of joy, it tested me.  » Read more about: Why Nepal is the ideal destination for a solo female traveller  »