LP Pathfinders: top posts from March 2017

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a marvel from all angles © Gaurung Bhatt / Lonely Planet

You Pathfinders never cease to amaze us with all your adventures. Each month we’re spoilt for choice for amazing blog posts and March was no exception.

Take a look at well-trodden destinations like Agra and Venice from a new angle; indulge in a delicious tipple in the Czech Republic’s postcard-perfect wine region; go off the beaten track in New Plymouth, New Zealand; and fill out your Namibian travel itinerary with some stunning pit stops.

How to see the Taj Mahal from every angle – Audrey Bergner

We love that this blog post serves a dual purpose. Firstly as a hack for seeing an old favourite from new perspectives, but also as a guide for exploring Agra – a city that typically serves, for most travellers, only as a pit stop for the Taj Mahal. Audrey’s beautiful images and helpful tips and tricks make this a really engaging post.

This blogger and YouTuber has an insatiable case of wanderlust. Follow her blog at thatbackpacker.com

Revelry and relaxation in the Czech Republic’s wine region – Liz Villasenor

Forget Prague and pilsner, discover a whole new side of the Czech Republic in the form of picturesque South Moravia. Here, amongst fairy-tale castles and rolling countryside, Liz gets to grips with the local tipple and introduces us to the idea of ‘wine glass necklaces’.(A hands-free drinking receptacle?! Now that’s a savvy invention.)

Liz’s MO is to help you find the best ways to take a break and enjoy life. Follow her blog at littleholidays.net

Falling in love with New Plymouth, Taranaki – Dan James

Dan’s lighthearted and humourous tone make this post a joy to read. We love that he combines a more narrative approach with a (very comprehensive) list-style guide to give his readers the full picture of New Plymouth – complimented by some lovely, large images – and also be able to help them plan their own trip.

This traveller is on a mission to meet as many faces around the world as possible. Follow his blog at danflyingsolo.com

Explore Venice in the steps of Carlo Scarpa – Katia Waegemens

Architecture is such an important part of exploring a new place. Fascinating history and culture can be writ large even in the tiniest details of buildings and monuments, so we had to spotlight this piece by Katia which takes a look at Venice through the works of architect Carlo Scarpa. It’s always great to see travellers finding new ways to explore well-travelled destinations.

Katia has been enamoured with Venice ever since a family trip in 1987. Follow her blog at theveniceinsider.com

13 fascinating places you don’t want to miss in Namibia – Jurga Van Steenbergen

The first thing that draws you in are those gorgeous golden colours synonymous with Namibia’s desert landscapes. What follows is a wonderful post that takes you on a journey to discover ancient rock carvings, incredible wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, ghost towns and where to get a slice of world-famous apple pie.

This blogger likes to travel off the beaten track with all the kids in tow. Follow her blog at fullsuitcase.com

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