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LP Pathfinders: top posts from June 2015

Sedona Munds Wilderness, Arizona. Image by CEB Imagery / CC 2.0

From green tea ice-cream to emerald lakes, laid-back beaches to desert hikes; our Pathfinders have been up to their usual travel tricks this month, eating and adventuring their way around the world and sharing their experiences with us. Here are some of our favourites.

Europe: an ice-cream expedition - Terri Coad

From Paris' most renowned glacier to a Gelato World Champion on a Tuscan hilltop, Munich's crazy Alice in Wonderland themed ice-creamery (dare to try the meatloaf flavour!) to an ice-cream cart in the middle of a Slovenian lake - this is a guide to Europe via the world's most beloved frozen treat.

Terri is a foodie wanderluster with a serious sweet tooth. Follow her blog at littlewanderings.com

An insider's guide to Barbados - Charli Moore

Handy for first time visitors to the Caribbean who are unfamiliar with the idiosyncrasies of island life, this guide to Barbados covers the basics and includes useful tips from first-hand experience.

Charlotte and Ben are underwater adventurers who have been on the road since 2011. Follow their blog at wanderlusters.com

What to eat in Japan - Yasmine Awwad

There's more to Japanese food than just sushi - which, it turns out, is expensive! - so here's a guide to eating in Japan, from karaage chicken and ubiquitous ramen to intriguing desserts.

Yasmine is a food-loving traveller currently based in Japan. Follow her blog at peekingduck.co.

The magic of Grüner See - Julia J

Words cannot describe this green lake in the middle of the Styrian Alps. Appreciated by locals and known by a only a few insiders for many years, the lake has started to attract a wider crowd and once you see these photos, you'll know why.

Bilingual Julia blogs about Vienna and beyond. Follow her blog at sweetescapes.net

A guide to five breathtaking hikes in Sedona - Lo Canuto

Lo shares her five must-try hikes in Sedona. While the hikes are easy to moderate (she completed most while pregnant or with a baby in tow!) the views are what will really take your breath away.

Lo is a 20-something new mum who can't wait to explore the world with her little one. Follow her blog at traveltheunbeatenpath.com

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