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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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Bullet Train Japan

Japan Rail Pass | Do I need one?

Chris Kavanagh | Japan Destination Expert So you’re heading to Japan, all excited about your Kumano Kodo or Nakasendo Way trek…or perhaps still thinking about it. You might have heard something about a Japan Rail Pass but really aren’t sure if this is something you’ll need or will be beneficial for you. Should I get...

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Camino de Santiago, Spain

10 lessons I learned on the Camino

Adrian Mayer | Camino Specialist Life lessons. We all learn them as we traverse our own journeys. Sometimes they’re obvious, sometimes they’re subtle. Sometimes we see them immediately, other times they don’t reveal themselves for years. The Camino is like a microcosm of life. What could take years in “real” life to learn can take you...

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JamJar Lounge, Kyoto, Japan

Be a treasured guest at Kyoto’s Jam Jar

Rosalind Dempsey | Flights & City Break Specialist Getting off the no. 50 bus at Kamishichiken and taking the short stroll from the bus stop (past yummy Lawson’s) down the quiet lane to Jam Jar Kyoto, I could feel my heart bursting with happiness – this was the place for me. This is where to...

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Nakasendo Way, Japan

When to Trek Japan’s Nakasendo Way

Japan’s Nakasendo Way can be walked year-round. There are four very distinct seasons. The best months to visit are April–May and October–November. If you wish to travel during this time, you’ll need to book well in advance to secure the best accommodation along the trail. Other good options are the end of March, all of June...

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