Pathfinders: high posts from June 2018

The palm-fringed shoreline of the San Blas Islands, Panama © Andy Troy / 500px This month’s spherical up features a story of a voyage from Honduras to Panama, by way of the attractive San Blas Islands © Andy Troy / 500px

All through June our Pathfinder group has been on the transfer, actually. This month we’ve learn tales of turbulent voyages throughout open seas, private pilgrimages to distant Irish surf villages and vibrant crawls by way of Budapest’s greatest smash bars (for the sake of analysis in fact!).

In hopes of inspiring you to embark by yourself odyssey, right here’s a few of our favorite weblog posts produced by our Pathfinders throughout June.

Bundoran: How a distant Irish village become a global surf city – Christophe Gaillard

You’d think about most European surfers in search of an Easter break would go for the nice and cozy waters of The Algarve, or possibly the golden sands of Biarritz, however on this publish Chris recollects his private pilgrimage to Bundoran, a distant Irish coastal city that has swelled from a single-street village to the ‘surf capital of Eire’. A private narrative concerning the creator’s need to tackle the wild Atlantic waves is mixed with an summary of the city’s intriguing historical past, leading to a well-rounded learn that evokes a eager sense of place.

Chris is a Dublin-based blogger who endeavours to encourage travellers to go to the Celtic areas of the world. Uncover extra of Chris’s travels at

Kayaking glacial meltwater in Canada – Lisa Michele Burns

A rare pure phenomenon is introduced superbly to life in Lisa’s publish, which particulars her expertise kayaking the turquoise meltwaters that kind alongside the contours of British Columbia‘s glaciers for a couple of quick weeks every spring. Whereas the snaps of the brilliantly blue streams contrasted with the snowy landscapes are the star of the present, there’s one thing nearly magical about this exercise – so pure and but mildly surreal – that ought to depart all aquatic adventurers itching to get entangled.

Lisa is an Australian photojournalist searching for wonderful landscapes to doc. Observe her weblog at

Crusing the San Blas Islands – Becky Mangan

Within the trendy period of low cost air fares and splendid, high-speed trains, generally getting from one vacation spot to the subsequent is seen as extra of an inconvenience than a possible journey. Step up Becky, along with her partaking story of a five-day voyage from Colombia to Panama aboard the Gypsy Moth, a big catamaran. It is a basic journey yarn: an inspiring and thrilling story filled with well-formed characters and witty anecdotes – much more thrilling than any in-flight film.

Becky is an Australian blogger with an affinity for the ocean. Learn extra of her work at

10 summer season trip locations to flee the crowds – Michelle Pleasure

Working to fight overtourism – the act of concentrated tourism having adversarial results on a vacation spot or attraction – is excessive on our agenda at Lonely Planet, and Michelle’s publish is a superb useful resource for individuals who don’t wish to contribute to this international situation. Right here Michelle asks a cross part of journey bloggers to pick their favorite lesser-visited summer season locations – with selections starting from idyllic distant atolls to dramatic far-flung fjords – the place guests usually tend to work together with native individuals, somewhat than rub shoulders with different vacationers.

Michelle is a contract author residing in Texas and touring as usually as attainable. Sustain along with her adventures at

Pub hopping round Budapest’s greatest smash bars – Dave McClane

Budapest’s smash bars are a giant draw for travellers and, because of evocative descriptions and crisp imagery, after studying this publish we really feel like we’ve joined Dave on a crawl by way of a handful of those ramshackle consuming institutions. Whereas focusing largely on the fashionable enchantment of those venues, Dave’s publish additionally delves into the district’s darker historical past – together with its time serving as a Jewish ghetto following WWII – and ends with a helpful listicle phase highlighting the authors favorite of the various modern-day consuming spots, topping off a really refreshing learn.

Dave is a 30-something Yorkshireman on a quest to see – and {photograph} – as a lot of the world as attainable. See extra of his work at


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