Lonely Planet Writer

LP Pathfinders: video of the month, August 2017

Chinese junks and cruise ships passing by limestone islands in Halong Bay. Chinese junks and cruise ships passing by limestone islands in Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Every month we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders.

This month we’re featuring a video submitted by Oksana of Drink Tea & Travel that takes us on a tour of Vietnam, including iconic destinations such as Halong Bay and Sapa.

Vietnam from above - Drink tea & Travel

Vietnam is a beautiful country with a unique mix of busy cities, quiet beaches, natural wonders, stunning landscapes and never-ending rice paddies. Our time there was short, but incredibly sweet. This is definitely a country that looks amazing from above!’

From the sweeping mountain vistas to the blissful beaches, the wanderlust-inducing drone footage in this video truly makes us reach for our passports. We’re also impressed by how Oksana has managed to capture such serene and calm sweeping vistas of some of Vietnam's most popular traveller hotspots.

There were also some fun videos submitted submitted by Westfalia Digital Nomads about an Italian ghost town and the Hill of Witches in Lithuania, check them out for some quirky facts.

Thank you to all the Pathfinders who submitted videos this month – keep your eyes peeled on our Thorn Tree forum where we’ll post the next submission call-out. Find out what else our Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to (or sign up yourself!) by checking out the Pathfinders video playlist and subscribing to our YouTube channel.