Pathfinders: prime posts from Might 2018

Agios Georgios beach in sunset, Corfu island, Greece © Elena Pavlovich / Shutterstock This month’s spherical up features a debate about Greece’s greatest islands © Elena Pavlovich / Shutterstock

Final month, our Pathfinders neighborhood handled us to an eclectic number of journey yarns which have left us itching to get away. From camel driving within the Sahara to working up – sure, up – a ski soar, these are our favorite Pathfinder weblog posts from Might.

Uncovering an Islamic Caliphate by the Moorish Websites in Córdoba – Mark and Paul

There’s a sure romance in strolling the streets of a brand new metropolis and imagining the way it regarded in some long-forgotten age, and Córdoba, in southern Spain, is the right place to indulge on this pastime. On this submit, Mark and Paul delve into the wealthy, stunning historical past of this Spanish metropolis – which, for a short while, stood as one of many centres of the Islamic world – whereas discussing its present-day sights, creating a chunk that stokes wanderlust and intrigue in equal measure.

Mark and Paul give up their London-based jobs to journey full-time, recording tales of individuals, cultures and landscapes. Discover out extra at

Overcoming my concern within the Sahara Desert – Cory Lee

Regardless of being a well-liked vacationer expertise, the considered driving a camel fills many travellers with a way of apprehension, however for Cory, who travels the world in his wheelchair, the exercise appeared as nearly terrifying. On the floor, Cory’s submit highlights the work of Moroccan Accessible Journey Consultants, as he embarks on an accessible camel experience throughout the Sahara, however extra universally it’s a submit in regards to the problem of dealing with your fears on the street, no matter they could be.

Cory is one thing of an envoy for accessible journey, sharing his experiences around the globe to encourage and inform others. Sustain along with his travels at

Lovely Greek islands on your bucket listing – Clare Thomson

The Greek islands; there’s loads of them, every seemingly lovely with turquoise-ribboned shores and an alluring, laid-back angle to life. All this makes selecting one for a vacation a devilishly difficult activity. Cue Clare’s submit, which employs the intelligent gadget of asking fellow journey bloggers to choose their favorite Greek island with causes justifying their selection. The result’s an insightful and visually interesting submit that will not dictate your subsequent Greek vacation, however will definitely present meals for thought.

Clare’s household journey weblog goals to point out fellow explorers that journey is extra enjoyable if you take issues slowly. Discover out extra at

What’s it love to do the Purple Bull ski soar run? – Julie Sykes

Operating up a ski soar is an odd solution to spend a vacation, however annually tons of of individuals signal as much as do exactly that as a part of the Purple Bull 400, together with Julie, who travels to Finland to participate in a race and relays her expertise on this submit. A enjoyable idea recounted in fizzing prose makes this a really entertaining learn, whereas the sensible info relating to the logistics of participating affords a helpful useful resource for individuals who could want to become involved – although, we’re not all that tempted…

Julie is a UK-based journey blogger and ‘comfort-zone pusher’ who goals to encourage readers to expertise one thing distinctive throughout their holidays. Study extra at

Mundo Perdido: an tried hike to the highest of East Timor’s ‘Misplaced World’ – Richard Collett

Describing an intrepid journey to a peak dubbed ‘Misplaced World’ that resides in a little-visited nook of Southeast Asia, Richard’s submit has all of the makings of a basic journey journey yarn. Chock-full of guerilla fighters, distant villages, impending storms and a dangerous mountain ascent (which in the end ends in failure), Richard’s narrative type makes for exhilarating studying and brings to life the folks and landscapes of East Timor, which, for many mainstream vacationers, stays one thing of a ‘misplaced world’.

Richard is an journey traveller and photographer who’s hooked on getting off the crushed observe. Learn extra of his tales at


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