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Meseta Camino de Santiago

Why think twice about skipping the Meseta

Adrian Mayer | Camino Specialist  If you want to walk the Camino but are time poor, ask most people which part to skip and they will invariably say the stretch from Burgos to Leon, primarily occupied by the Meseta. For me, this is like going to Egypt but skipping the pyramids. Essentially the Meseta is...

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flights

Flying carbon free & the future of flights

Dave Reynolds | RAW Travel Founder What role does travelling play in global warming and climate change? It’s an uncomfortable question for a travel company and certainly one that most of my industry colleagues would prefer to ignore! But I must firstly acknowledge my own carbon deficit from many years of travelling. While I always...

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St James Feast Day – the most iconic day on the Camino calendar

Saint James Feast day on the 25th of July every year is the most iconic day on the Camino calendar. Saint James was one of Jesus’ first disciples and the faithful believe that his remains are buried in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Santiago de Compostela celebrates its largest festival of the year for two...

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Japan snow monkeys

Best things to do in Japan in winter

Winter in Japan is the season for magical hikes, snow festivals, snow monkeys, onsens (always!) and of course skiing. Here’s our top reasons to visit during this time. Snowshoeing Hiking is fun any day of the year, but if you want to challenge yourself and see the landscape from a different perspective, try hiking in...

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Hikers Tour du Mont Blanc

Ask the expert – layering clothes

Essential Tips from RAW Travel’s International Mountain Leaders Nothing can ruin an outdoor activity faster than being shivering cold and wet or overheating and wet from your own sweat. Layering clothes for complete comfort (and in some instances, safety) requires some planning. Wearing several layers of thin clothing is more comfortable than wearing just a raincoat or...

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Beach Clean Up Mornington

A better planet, one walk at a time…

“When you travel with RAW, you become part of something bigger. You are guaranteed to leave a lasting positive impact on the planet” Birte Moliere, RAW Travel Sustainability Lead At RAW, we are committed to making the world a little better – one walk at a time. A leader in responsible travel, we thrive on...

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Pyrenees Camino

Taking the first steps on the Camino Francés

The first day’s walk on the Camino Francés from St Jean Pied de Port in France to Roncesvalles is through the Pyrenees mountains that divide France and Spain. We receive many questions about this day – mostly about the difficulty, but also about the options. St Jean Pied de Port (population 1800) is a delightful...

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Yoga Nakasendo Way Japan

A wellness immersion in Japan

Our new 6-day wellness adventure in Japan’s picturesque Kiso Valley combines daily yoga sessions with stress-free hiking in beautiful surrounds along the ancient Nakasendo Way On this spiritual journey you’ll take beautiful hikes through autumnal forests and experience the rejuvenating benefits of yoga, meditation and Reiki. Enjoy exquisite Japanese meals, exceptional accommodation in elegant Japanese...

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Lucca-Tuscany

I lost my heart in…Lucca, Italy!

The charming town of Lucca on the Via Francigena is my favourite city in Italy. The food, the atmosphere, the historical buildings! Sit back and relax at Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro – the public square – which has great little cafes where you can drink true Italian coffee, or enjoy the most amazing Italian cuisine at...

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