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LP Pathfinders: top posts from September 2016

Galapagos Two blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos © Ecuadorpostales / Shutterstock

This month our Pathfinders’ posts range from local adventures to island-hopping around one of the world’s most remote archipelagos. Read on for the latest instalment of culture, adrenaline-pumping escapades and animal encounters.

Ten things to do in Taupo – Nathan Anderson

Nathan’s post is action-packed to say the least – think skydiving, white-water rafting and hiking up Mount Doom! But while you could say it all feels like quintessential New Zealand, Nathan reveals a couple of unique tidbits about Taupo, from exploring Maori rock carvings to giving the local poochie a belly rub.

Nathan has been living life on the road since October 2011. Follow his blog at openroadbeforeme.com

An adventurous afternoon at Quebec’s Canyon Sainte-Anne – Tamara Elliot

Just as Tamara had to be talked off the edge, she gently talks us through her experience of doing a spectacular zip line over the Canyon Sainte-Anne. With her encouraging narrative and epic pictures, you’ll be booking your own high-wire adventure in no time.

This blogger specialises in savvy tips and travel hacks for exploring the world. Follow her blog at globeguide.ca

The Faroe Islands – Laura Jopson

This post is packed with culture, history, lush landscapes, myths and legends and lots of sheep – what more could you want? But what we loved besides all of the detail is the way Laura beautifully encapsulates the atmosphere of the Faroe Islands. At any one time you feel as though you’ve been transplanted smack in the middle of these elemental isles.

Laura blogs with her twin Claire, and they're both out to prove that travelling is for everyone. Follow their blog at twinsthattravel.com

The Galápagos – Jonathan Hopwood

Destinations don’t really get more wanderlust-y than the Galápagos! But by weaving in lots of fascinating historical and scientific information into his post, it really feels as though Jonathan is lifting the lid on the mysteries of this beguiling archipelago.

Jonathan's aim is to make his next five years of travel more adventurous than any before. Follow his blog at fiveyearsproject.blogspot.co.uk

Camping on the north Norfolk coast – Yasmine Awwad

We’ve all been guilty of over-looking our home town or city in favour of exotic escapes on far-flung isles. But Yasmine’s post goes to prove that unexpected adventures – plus good grub, beautiful landscapes and an animal encounter or two – can be found in your own backyard.

Yasmine has been exploring the world for the last two year. Current location: Slovenia. Follow her blog at peekingduck.co


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