A group exploring the geysers at El Tatio © Joao Inacio / Moment Open / Getty
Some slate February as being the most drab month of the year, but if our Pathfinders are anything to go by that is certainly not the case. This month our round-up features colourful cultural offerings as well as a healthy dose of adventure, from kayaking coastlines to jungle trekking and exploring desert geysers.
Kayaking along Santorini’s south coast – Jessica Trumble
Jessica’s post takes us off the typical tourist trail of Santorini and into the azure waters surrounding its coastline. With a narrative that combines great storytelling and some interesting facts (as well as some great pics) it makes for an insightful and engaging read.
A trip to Paris ten years ago had Jessica hooked on travel. Follow her blog at boardingpasstraveller.com
Visiting El Tatio geysers at sunrise – Audrey Bergner
From the geysers themselves to hot springs, stunning views and one epic breakfast, Audrey gives her readers a lovely overview of her day trip to Chile’s El Tatio Geysers. Peppered with facts and helpful tips, this post is a great guide to planning your trip.
You’ll often find Audrey crisscrossing the globe, notepad and camera in hand. Follow her blog at thatbackpacker.com
12 awe-inspiring spring travel destinations – Julie Falconer
This experiential guide is food for thought for anyone in search of the ultimate spring destination. Combining some old classics with a few personal choices, Julie has an option for every type of traveller. You can almost feel the warmth of spring approaching.
Julie has travelled to an impressive 101 countries and counting. Follow her blog at aladyinlondon.com
Two girls downtown – Breana Johnson
The vivid images and short inserts of text work to plunge us into the colourful culture of the town of Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. Breana’s post showcases a great mix of mainstream must-see sights as well as some lesser known local experiences.
Breana currently lives on stunning Sint Maartin. Follow her blog at 3rdculturewife.com
Jungle trekking on the island of Langkawi – Mikaela Standing
Mikaela’s travel tale reads like a short story which works beautifully to convey her breathtaking experience trekking to spot flying lemurs in Malaysia. She deftly takes us with her on her journey into the jungle, but you’ll have to read on yourself to find out what she discovered there…
Mikaela is presently working her way around the globe on a solo trip. Follow her blog at thescribblingpilgrim.com
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