LP Pathfinders: top posts from March 2016


Mastigias jellyfish in Kakaban marine lake, Kakaban Island © Claudio Gazzaroli / Getty

Once again our Pathfinders have been on all kinds of enviable adventures – from African safaris to swimming with stingless jellyfish. Awesome snaps and inspiring stories abound, but as usual, amongst the drool-worthy stuff you’ll find all kinds of practical tips and first-hand advice.

The best things about travelling in your van – Jenny Stephens

No bills, no rent, no restrictions – say no more! As if any of us needed any more reasons to just hit the road, Jenny lays out her tops draws for road-tripping in a camper van. And whilst it’s not always a pull-out bed of roses, this post will have you itching to get behind the wheel.

This teacher and musician loves to travel the continents in her camper van. Follow her blog at exploreadventurediscover.wordpress.com

Malta for the weekend – Harriet Barber

This post is short and sweet, but effortlessly transports the reader through the medieval streets of Mdina, across azure waters to the islands of Gozo and Comino and around the World Heritage wonder of Valletta. And if you’re not sold already, just wait for the pictures at the end.

Harriet uses her blog as an online memory bank for her travels. Follow her blog at letsallbeadventurers.wordpress.com

An African safari with kids – Eric Stoen

In this post Eric is not afraid to tell it like it is. The result? A really useful insight into the realities of taking a safari trip with the family. From the national parks and lodges to activities like visiting a Maasai village and tips on travel health, Eric gives his reader the what, why, where and how.

This family travel advocate has even taken his brood as far as Antarctica. Follow his blog at travelbabbo.com

Things to do in Doha, Qatar – Diana Biason

If you’re wondering what to do in Doha, look no further – Diana has done the hard work for you. A local’s perspective is invaluable when travelling and here, Diana collates her eight months of knowledge about her new hometown and distils it into a well written and handy city guide.

An Aussie girl currently calling Doha home. Follow her blog at yokomeshii.com

Swimming with stingless jellyfish in Kakaban – Esther and Jacob

The stunning photography really draws you into this post: the detailed, close-up shots of the jellyfish through the misty water almost make you feel as though you’re swimming alongside them too. Throw in the scientific factoids and practical tips and this post makes for a really insightful read.

Esther and Jacob are on a mission to explore the world one city at a time. Follow their blog at localadventurer.com

Find out what else the Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to (or sign up yourself!) by checking out the Travel Bloggers: your stories forum on Thorn Tree.

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