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Tips for hiking in hot weather

Having just completed one of our Walk & Talks in Victoria’s Point Nepean National Park on a particularly hot day, here are my tips for making your experience on the trail more enjoyable and safer when you are out in the heat this summer. Sip don’t gulp It’s far better to sip water than gulp it...

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English Pub, Coast to Coast walk, UK

Gastronomic delights on the Coast to Coast

Whether it’s a cosy country pub, a quiet village cafe or a 5-star restaurant, there are endless ways to sample local specialties and gastronomic cuisine along the Coast to Coast as you walk through Cumbria and North Yorkshire. High-quality, locally sourced produce ranges from the famous Cumberland sausage (stuffed with herbs and finely chopped pork)...

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Lakes District

The 500-Million-Year History of England’s Lake District

England’s Lake District is, as its name suggests, known for its many scenic lakes. But the national park also has a rich, multi-layered geologic history dating back half a billion years. I recently returned from the UK after walking through the mountainous Lake District National Park – the first section of Wainwright’s epic Coast to...

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Shells Great Ocean Walk

Nature’s gallery on Victoria’s Great Ocean Walk

When visiting famous art galleries around the world, people don’t look at their feet they look at the art. When we walk we often make the mistake (or at least I do) of looking too much at our feet. We don’t stop enough to appreciate nature’s gallery, especially on the Great Ocean Walk. While walking...

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Lisbon Sardine Festival Portugal

Lisbon’s festival of sardines

Every year from 12–14 June, Lisbon honours its most respected saint with a sardine festival. The first of several saints days celebrated in Portugal, it marks the beginning of the city’s many summer festivities. The whole city celebrates the much-anticipated Saint Anthony Sardine Festival! The winding serpentine streets and plazas of some of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods...

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Camino sign, Spain

You know you have walked the Camino de Santiago when…

If you miss the simple daily routines, shared and solitary experiences, and luxury of walking all day on the Camino de Santiago you’re not alone! Many pilgrims continue to reflect on experiences from their trip, long after those final steps in Spain. They learn the true meaning of gratitude and are surprised by the pleasure of simple Camino traditions....

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Champagne on business class flight

Are there cheap business fares?

The answer is a qualified, Yes! You can occasionally stumble across exceptionally cheap business class fares ( Dave, the RAW Travel owner scored ‘Round the World’ business fares with Virgin for $3400 last year!) and you will need to jump onto sale fares as soon as they are released. If you follow our Facebook page...

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Chamonix, France

48 hours in Chamonix

Chamonix is surely one of the most beautiful places on Earth! This picturesque French Alpine town nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc’s majestic snow-capped peak is the gateway to our Tour Mont Blanc treks. And there’s so much to do here, as I found out when I joined our 8-day Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights...

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Hiking Portuguese Coastal Camino

Taking my yoga on a hike through Spain

Are you seeking a different kind of holiday? Twice daily yoga and meditation combined with the world’s most spiritually charged pilgrimage provides a unique experience and journey of transformation… In May this year I had the pleasure of hosting one of our Yoga and Hiking Adventures on the Portuguese Coastal Camino and it was an incredible...

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