The ‘Venice of the Alps’, Annecy, France © Maremagnum / Getty Images
Interesting angles caught our attention this month, with bloggers taking slightly different approaches to writing about well-known regions. Having said that, we couldn’t resist throwing in a couple of off-the-beaten-track gems. From remote Japanese islands to pizza places in Brooklyn, here are our top Pathfinders picks for April.
Five cultural gems along the Q train in Brooklyn – Brian Cicioni
Using stops along the Q train as a platform to dive into exploring the Brooklyn area is a really unique and engaging hook, and makes this post feel like a local’s insight. It’s jam-packed with local hotspots and useful info, as well as plenty of pizza recommendations – you’re on to a winner with us Brian!
So far Brian has knocked off 38 countries and 49 US states on his travels. Follow his blog at imayroam.com
Why you should drop everything and go to Annecy, France – Tamara Elliot
Combining beautiful images with well-written copy and some helpful practical info, Tamara’s blog post is easy to digest and equally inspiring. From sampling delicious cuisine to soaking up some culture at historical sights, this post is a delightful run-down of what to do in this lesser-known part of France.
This Canadian native is on a quest to discover unique travel experiences. Follow her blog at globeguide.ca
23 ways to travel Southeast Asia – Jenny Stephens
Aside from being a handy guide to getting around the region, this post offers a fun insight into the colour, culture and (at times) chaos of Southeast Asia via its modes of transport. Journey through bustling cities to rural villages by bus, zipline through jungle or kayaking to remote islands – Jenny turns transport into an attraction.
Jenny has always had itchy feet and a passion for discovering different cultures. Follow her blog at exploreadventurediscover.wordpress.com
15 reasons to move to Melbourne – Hayley Simpson
One year since moving to Melbourne, Australia, Hayley shares with us her experiences of getting to know her new hometown. This post offers some nice reflections and makes for a great overview of the city, whether you’re thinking of moving to Melbourne or simply paying a visit.
Twenty-something Hayley can usually be found writing about budget and solo travel. Follow her blog at hayleyonholiday.com
An escape to Amami Oshima – Katie Capoccia
Has Katie found paradise on this remote Japanese island? We certainly think so. This comprehensive guide fills a big gap in the market for this little-known region and with those stunning travel pics you’ll be reaching for your passport and planner in no time.
Katie is on the hunt for adventure and delicious wines around the world. Follow her blog at thehuntedwine.com
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