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LP Pathfinders: top posts from August 2015

Bamboo Arashiyama's bamboo forest is a huge draw for travellers. Image by ajari / CC BY 2.0

Whether they're hiking along the Cornish coast or road tripping through Australia's outback in a bug-infested camper van, our Pathfinders always have time to share their musings with fellow travellers. Here's the best of August's offerings.

Too old to backpack, too young to caravan... - James Ballardie

This lengthy meditation on ageing as a traveller – accompanied by snippets of his Australian adventure – is well worth a scroll. James' writing is enlightening, well-crafted, and simply hilarious.

Thirty-something James spent over a year travelling the world with his long-suffering girlfriend. Follow his blog at lookatallthepoorpeople.com

Five great Berlin food markets - Yasmine Awwad

Hungry? Yasmine delivers. Not to your door, of course, but her menu of foodie hotspots in Berlin will have you hankering for a gastronomic getaway in Germany's capital.

World traveller Yasmine spent the summer in Berlin and is on route to Spain, via Italy. Follow her blog at peekingduck.co

Misty greens in southern Oman - Nicole Hansen

This simple and succinct piece reveals a side to Oman you never knew existed. Discover the lush greens and verdant landscapes of 'the Khareef'.

Nicole has lived in Oman since 2014. Follow her blog at conversationsabroad.com

Five things to do in Arashiyama - Jessica Korteman

Accompanied by a couple of videos, this well-illustrated post explains not only what to do in Arashiyama – an easy day trip from Kyoto – but how to do it.

Aussie travel fanatics Jessica and Hai are based in Japan. Follow their blog at notesofnomads.com

The South West Coast Path: a British hiking gem - Simon Heyes

Avid hiker Simon shares his experiences of a five-day trek along England's South West Coast Path. With scenery to rival Ireland and even Australia, you'll be lacing up your boots in no time.

Simon is a Guinness World Record holder with a penchant for photobombing. Follow his blog at simonsjamjar.com

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