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Why go guided on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast – UK

Lilia Akhtanenko, UK Destination Expert  Five great reasons to choose a guided Coast to Coast trip. RAW Travel’s Destination Experts have great reasons why joining our guided Coast to Coast trip is a great idea. 1. No drama hiking You’re in great hands. RAW Travel’s highly-qualified UK mountain guides will escort you across northern England….

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Walking Japan in Autumn

Zoe Rees, Japan Destination Specialist ‘Koyo’ — meaning autumn-coloured foliage — draws a cult following all around Japan, where people follow the changing of the leaves and base their holidays around this phenomenon. I was looking forward to walking the Nakasendo Way and Kumano Kodo trails in autumn as I knew it was a good…

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‘5 for the Camino’

Leading the way: RAW Travel cares for the Camino  Ever spent time in a sensational outdoor location, to find it slightly less than pristine? Chances are you’ve come across bottles, wrappers and cigarette butts scattered along your favourite trails, beaches or floating in waterways.  Litter is a worldwide problem affecting the places we love. When…

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Meeting the Climate challenge

Recent months have seen an escalating concern that is translating into action amongst Tourism businesses regarding the very real threats of climate change. (This is only fair considering that the Travel industry plays an ever increasing role in contributing to rising emissions!)  At the recent World Adventure Summit in Sweden, it was estimated that transport,…

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Renewal in Rishikesh – the birthplace of yoga

Lorinda Childs, Yoga Hiking Specialist For any yoga devotee, a trip to the serene town of Rishikesh located in the foothills of the Himalayas beside the holy Ganges River in India is a ‘must-do’. Renowned as the birthplace of yoga, the magical energy of Rishikesh will infuse your spirit with magical energy that will stay…

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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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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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Cornish Camino charms. Basking sharks, pirates and more

Sandra Sisson, Operations Product Specialist (UK) The Cornish Camino charms 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…

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The Camino

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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