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LP Pathfinders: top posts from December 2014

Genghis Khan statue, Mongolia Image by Ludovic Hirlimann / CC 2.0 Genghis Khan statue, Tsonjin Boldog, Mongolia. Image by Ludovic Hirlimann / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ever wanted to escape to the Mongolian wilderness, or motorbike along India's tropical coast? Perhaps a stint on Bora Bora is more your thing? Now is the perfect time of year to start turning your travel dreams into reality. We've curated a selection of the latest blogs from our Lonely Planet pathfinders to help inspire you.

Bora Bora on a budget - Kia Abdullah

Bora Bora, that French Polynesian isle found so often on the cover of glossy brochures and in wanderlusters' dreams, is seldom included on the backpacker track. Its high prices and glamorous veneer preclude it from most travel plans – but it is possible to do it on a budget. Here’s how.

Kia and Peter are currently in the South Pacific and will be continuing their travels in South America. Follow their blog at atlasandboots.com

Kochi on two wheels: a Royal Enfield expedition - Nick Hewitt

Hiring a motorbike nostalgically linked with India, Nick explores the winding streets of Kochi and the charming backwaters found a little south of the city.

Nick and Elle are currently travelling in Asia. Follow their blog at followmeeast.com

Mongolia: steppe, yaks, yurts and nomads - Anastasia Malyugina

The most sparsely populated country in the world (and probably one of the most underrated too), Mongolia will take your breath away with its stunning scenery and nomadic culture. Anastasia shares her experiences and photographs of frozen lakes, ger life and yak dung.

Anastasia is a Russian solo traveller who manages to travel for 3 months a year and hold down a job. Follow her blog at traveldiariesofn.com

Lessons learned travelling in Indonesia - Katie Lutz

In Indonesia, Katie learns that a sense of community is more important than money, traffic in Jakarta holds up to its reputation, and the locals tend to know only one fact about her home state of Kentucky, USA.

Katie is a biologist who caught the travel bug in 2001, and has been documenting her travels ever since. Follow her blog at fromshorestoskylines.com

Top 10 bites of 2014 - Jason and Anthony Anello

Foodie bloggers Jason and Anthony Anello share their gastronomic round up of 2014. The post gives a taste of their blog as a whole, which incorporates international cuisine and far-flung travels.

Jason and Anthony Anello are brothers from New York City who love to explore the world, especially through their stomachs. Follow their blog at forkingtasty.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.