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10 Things You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

1. Is it adequate for our active trips? Does it include emergency evacuation for mountain trips? Does it cover extreme weather contingencies like typhoons that will cause disruption to your travel plans and leave you out of pocket?  Ensure your insurance provider has its own in-house emergency team to provide assistance should you require it....

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Women’s Camino & Kumano Kodo Trips

After a number of successful trips in 2016 we are pleased to announce a series of women’s trips for 2017. Our women’s only trips are self-guided walks but bring together a group of like-minded women who would like to travel in a group but still have the freedom to experience the trail on their own...

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Camino Comida

Lunches on the Camino One of the delights of walking the Camino de Santiago is the anticipation and enjoyment of the delicious foods you will sample along the way. As the kilometres pass by and your stomach starts to rumble, the topic of camino conversation invariably turns to what scrumptious morsels are on the menu...

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Alfred Wainwright

Alfred Wainwright first published his guide book ‘A Coast to Coast Walk’ in 1973 and described it as “a book for walkers with a liking for long distance unofficial expeditions.” Wainwright devised the 190 mile walk by linking a series of right of way pathways through three of England’s most beautiful national parks. Wainwright was...

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The Camino and Vegetarian Food

The Spanish are passionate about their food which varies from region to region. They generally don’t understand the concept of vegetarianism as they do not class cured meat (jamon) or even chicken as meat. The following phrases will be very helpful to vegetarian pilgrims: I’m vegetarian – Soy vegeteriano/a I don’t eat meat or fish...

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The Wonderful Health Benefits of Japanese Food

Not only is Japanese food delicious but it is extremely good for you as well. The food is a real highlight of our trips to Japan and something clients often mention in their feedback to Raw Travel. The Japanese have the lowest rates of obesity in the world with only 3.6 percent of the population...

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Eating Like A Local

When I arrived in Chamonix in June 2016 to check out one of RAW Travel’s treks, the first thing on my mind was food, knowing that we had 6 days ahead of us trekking over huge cols on the Tour Du Mont Blanc I felt the need to eat my way though Chamonix as much...

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Ippudo Nishiki-koji

This wonderful restaurant in Kyoto is famous for its delicious ramen and gyoza. They opened their first restaurant in 1985 in Fukuoka and can now be found in many locations around the world including New York and Sydney. The Kyoto restaurant is in a fabulous location, close to the Nishiki food market and not far...

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Packing for the Camino

RAW Travel’s Mel Reynolds was recently out walking the Camino and during a break from walking gives an excellent summary of what to carry in your day pack while walking the Camino.

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