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LP Pathfinders: top posts from July 2016

A backpacker in the Namib Desert, Africa © Westend61 / Getty Images Our Pathfinders have been up to all sorts of adventures this month – from visiting a prison in the Philippines to discovering a modern-day Pompeii.  Spend a night with brown bears in Estonia; plan an outdoor escape in the Greek capital; and learn how to pack light when backpacking through the world’s second largest continent with July’s top travel blogs. Spending the night with brown bears in Estonia – Emily and Gregor If you go down to the woods today, you’re…

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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from July 2016

With the summer season in full swing in the northern hemisphere, Lonely Planet Pathfinders from all over the globe have been soaking up the rays. The result? This month’s Pathfinder Instagram round up which celebrates the perfect union of water and land coming together and the breathtaking views that compel us to fall deeper in love with our beautiful planet. Here are our selections for July. Landsort, Sweden A photo posted by Skye Class (@skyetravels) on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT ‘This is what my day looked like while in Landsort…

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LP Pathfinders: top posts from June 2016

The colourful canals of Burano, Venice © Cornelia Doerr / Getty Images June’s round-up features outdoor adventures in Alberta, Canada, a stormy Antarctic crossing and a feast of delicious dishes from Southeast Asia. And if that doesn’t peak your wanderlust, we’ve also got tall tales of scaling the Sydney Harbour Bridge and discovering hidden gems in Venice. You Pathfinders get more adventurous every month! Antarctica cruise: crossing the Drake Passage during a storm – Victorina Piccio From sea sickness to sewage spills, Victorina’s vivid play-by-play of enduring a class 10…

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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from June 2016

This month, our Pathfinders challenged us once again to narrow down all of the amazing images we received to just five.  It wasn’t easy but our top picks take us from secluded beaches and desert dunes to urban high rise cityscapes and mountain vistas. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting captures from our Pathfinders community. Here are our selections for June. Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco A photo posted by Nomad Revelations Travel Blog (@joaoleitaoviagens) on Jun 5, 2016 at 11:09am PDT ‘Every now and again you’ll bump into one…

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LP Pathfinders: video of the month, June 2016

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. Recently we launched a video post series, in the same vein, highlighting the best YouTube and Vimeo content from this community of travel hungry content creators. This month’s feature is Esther and Jacob, from Local Adventurer.  Shot at Havasupai Falls in Arizona, USA, this two minute adventure packed video captures daring jumps and plunging waterfalls. Their blog is based around their mission to move to and discover a brand new city each year. You may recognise Esther and Jacob…

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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from May 2016

Sometimes our wanderlust takes us to energy filled festivals and crowded markets and sometimes we find ourselves rejuvenated by getting away to the solitude and quiet. This month’s Pathfinders inspired us with pensive images that make us inhale deeply and reflect on why we do what we do. Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting captures from our Pathfinders community. Here are our selections for May. Harar, Ethiopia A photo posted by Max Leyerer (@maxaroundtheglobe) on May 7, 2016 at 3:27am PDT ‘While getting lost in the old town…

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LP Pathfinders: top posts from May 2016

The Rock restaurant, Zanzibar © Peter Richardson / Getty Images This month’s travel tales and practical tips come to you from off-the-beaten-track destinations around the world. From ancient cities in Europe to azure African coastlines, animal encounters in South America and astounding natural phenomena, May delivers a bucketload of adventures. City guide to Muscat, Oman – Diana Biason Oman is a destination fast creeping up on peoples’ bucket lists. And should you ever find yourself in the country’s capital, Muscat, Diana’s guide – chock full of practical tips and unique…

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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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