LP Pathfinders: top posts from April 2016

The ‘Venice of the Alps’, Annecy, France © Maremagnum / Getty Images Interesting angles caught our attention this month, with bloggers taking slightly different approaches to writing about well-known regions. Having said that, we couldn’t resist throwing in a couple of off-the-beaten-track gems. From remote Japanese islands to pizza places in Brooklyn, here are our top Pathfinders picks for April. Five cultural gems along the Q train in Brooklyn – Brian Cicioni Using stops along the Q train as a platform to dive into exploring the Brooklyn area is a…

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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from April 2016

From mountain vistas to misty forecourts and quaint cobbled backstreets, our snap-happy Lonely Planet Pathfinders have let the destinations themselves do the talking in this month’s round-up. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting captures from our Pathfinders community. Here are our selections for April. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A photo posted by BRUN (@bruno_mb) on Mar 31, 2016 at 5:13am PDT ‘Watching the sunset from Sugarloaf Mountain was one of the highlights of our trip to Rio. The way the sunlight illuminates the hills before disappearing behind Corcovado is…

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LP Pathfinders: video of the month, April 2016

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders – and now we’re launching a video series, highlighting the best YouTube and Vimeo content from our community of travel experts. First up: a travel-themed music video from Crystal Egan. We love this montage featuring atmospheric footage from a wide range of destinations, from Australia, to Mexico, Vietnam and beyond. Crystal has woven together a variety of shots, from fast motion scenes shot from moving vehicles, to curving mountain passes and serene river settings. The video…

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Everything Bloggers Need to Consider for Their April Content Calendar

This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Johnson. Creating amazing content for your blog or social media accounts is only half the battle – the other half is making sure people see the content. And a major factor of that is timeliness. Timeliness represents a key characteristic of what engages readers. If you publish content when it’s culturally relevant, you’ll have significantly increased your odds of attracting readers’ attention because your content will be topical. Luckily for bloggers, there are several significant cultural events throughout the year that are worth…

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