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Sarria to Santiago Camino

Is Your Camino Calling?

Sarah Wilson, Camino Specialist “The call of the Camino” is a phrase that you frequently hear when talking to pilgrims. It starts with a prompting to investigate more after you’ve read or heard something about the Camino. In my case, I first heard about the Camino de Santiago in 2014 on a flight to Sydney….

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Santiago Cathedral

Walking the Camino in a Holy Year

Sarah Wilson, Camino Specialist On my recent trip walking the Sarria to Santiago section of the Camino I found that much of the Santiago Cathedral was closed for public access, shrouded by scaffolding and sheets of plastic. It is not unusual to find older buildings throughout Spain undergoing renovations but for such a popular site…

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Seagulls South West Coast Path, England

Basking sharks, pirates and other Cornish charms

Sandra Sisson, Operations Product Specialist (UK) I never expected to, but somehow it happened; somewhere between my first and last steps on the 1015km South West Coast Path, I became completely charmed. My first day on the trail I unexpectedly came face to face with a wild-deer. We were both momentarily shocked and stood like…

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Santiago de Compostela

The Camino – much more than a long walk

Adrian Mayer | Camino Specialist “We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson Recently I had the honour and privilege to have an audience with John Brierely, author of the most popular, and spiritual, guidebooks on the Camino. An obviously advanced…

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‘Stars of the Camino’ gather in Adelaide

Image: Author John Brierley with RAW Travel’s Sue Chater and Dave Reynolds This weekend saw many of Australia’s most passionate Camino advocates, personalities and well-known authors come together at a conference organised by the Australian Friends of the Camino. A full program of interesting talks on all things Camino was well attended by people from…

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Easter Spain

Easter – a week-long celebration in Spain

Adrian Mayer | Camino Specialist Few people celebrate Easter like the Spanish. It’s an institution. Known as Semana Santa (pronounce sarnta, not like Santa Claus!), it’s a full week of celebrations, parades and customs officially beginning on the Sunday before Easter and finishing the Saturday before Easter day. In 2020, Good Friday occurs on 10…

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Pizza, Italy

Delicious Dolomites Dishes

Di McGuinness | International Mountain Leader Dolomites food shares the same preference for fresh seasonal local ingredients as the rest of Italy but, owing to the northern location and high elevation, also has many dishes that are very Tyrolean in style. This is especially true of the South Tyrol, which is one of the three…

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B-Corp

RAW Joins the B-Corp community

RAW Travel is proud to announce its certification as a registered B Corporation. This has been the happy culmination of over a couple of years of planning and focused work and we are delighted to be recognized as part of the Australian B – Corp community. B Corporations (or B Corps) are a growing group…

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Oia in Spain, Camino

The delights of Oia

Stuart Holland | Camino Destination Expert While recently walking RAW Travel’s Portuguese Coastal Camino I got to stop and smell the roses, as the saying goes, in the delightful village of Oia. Oia is a tiny fishing village on the coast of Spain. I explored and spent the night here on my way from Porto…

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