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LP Pathfinders: top posts from November 2014

Cascading water creates a rainbow at Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Image by Gary Latham / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine
Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Image by Gary Latham / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine

We recently launched a new blogger programme called Lonely Planet Pathfinders, which helps us to find the most useful and inspiring travel blog content on the web and share it with our community. We've rounded up the best recently published posts for your perusal here, which include expert tips about photographing waterfalls in Iceland, advice for planning a trip to Mexico and a refreshing antidote to all of those 'quit your job and go travelling!' articles.

Don't quit your job, and travel - Revati Victor

Sometimes it seems like the entire internet is telling you to quit your job and travel the world. While the thought of packing it all in for a stint on the road is indeed an appealing thought for most travel lovers, Revati is here to prove that it is possible – if not preferable – to see lots of the world, all while holding down a nine-to-five.

Revati and Charles are a married couple from Mumbai, who are advertising professionals by day and travel bloggers by night. Follow their blog at Different-Doors.com

Think with your heart: the street art of Zaragoza - John Schellhase

Though Zaragoza has fine museums, you don’t have to enter any of them to see arresting art. The streets themselves are galleries. As one painting on an otherwise blank wall declares, Piensa con el corazón, 'Think with the heart.' Embodying this mantra, Zaragoza's street art takes the blasé, discarded corners of the city and makes them otherworldly.

John recently moved to Spain with his fiancée, and captures his observations – about the country's art, history and travel trends – in well-crafted blog posts and photographs. Follow John's blog at Venture-Spain.org

Where the dead meet the dogs in DC - Karla Zimmerman

Washington DC's 1807 Congressional Cemetery - burial ground of famed Washingtonians including senators, war heroes, beer brewers, global explorers and one of the first women to run for US president - doubles as a members-only dog park. Which explains the golden retriever romping around J Edgar Hoover's grave, and the poodle piddling by Vice President Elbridge Gerry's.

Follow Karla's blog at mykindoftownandaround.blogspot.co.uk and check out her Lonely Planet article, Offbeat DC: 20 unusual things to do in Washington DC.

11 tips for travel in Mexico - Julie Sykes

From quick tips on getting around to advice on interacting with locals, this brief overview of travel in Mexico is a handy read for those planning their first trip.

Julie's blog focuses on making the most of a career break. Whether you're taking a month or a year out, she has plenty of ideas to help you improve your language and career skills, or create your own once-in-a-lifetime experience. Follow Julie's blog at thegapyearedit.com

The top waterfalls in Iceland and how to photograph them - Tiffany Wüest

Iceland is known for its stunning landscapes and thundering waterfalls, which tumble from cliffs, hills and mountains almost everywhere you look. Shutterbug Tiffany shares her favourite falls to photograph in Iceland, providing instructions on how to find them, what kit to take and how to shoot them.

Tiffany is a Swiss photographer, blogger and digital nomad who also blogs in German. Follow Tiffany's blog at worldmeetsgirl.com

You can find out what else the Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to (or sign up yourself!) by checking out the Travel Bloggers: your stories forum on Thorn Tree.