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Pathfinders: high posts from September 2018

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A thick slice of American apple pie This month’s spherical up features a story of a quest to pattern the world’s greatest pie © Lesya Dolyuk / Shutterstock

One other month, one other banquet of partaking journey yarns supplied by our globetrotting Pathfinders group, who, throughout September, have penned an thrilling array of tales masking matters from nomadic sports activities in Kyrgyzstan to the street-art scene in Bristol, and just about all the things in between.

Although narrowing down submissions is not any straightforward feat, right here’s 5 of our favorite weblog posts produced by our Pathfinders in September.

Pie City, New Mexico: why it is best to go to – Stephanie & Adam

There are some journey experiences too iconic to overlook: tossing a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, driving the cable automobiles in San Francisco and, in fact, consuming a pie in Pie City, USA. Stephanie’s publish particulars her expertise of driving 5 hours to this obscure group in New Mexico simply to pattern its eponymous dish. Easy and satisfying (like an excellent slice of pie!) that is an ode to the unusual issues we do on the street within the identify of a memorable journey expertise.

Husband and spouse Stephanie and Adam are on a mission to work by means of their bucket record whereas holding down common day jobs. Discover out extra at

Horseback archery on the World Nomad Video games – Richard Collett

Set towards the backdrop of Kyrgyzstan’s mountainscape, the World Nomad Video games are more and more drawing vacationers from internationally to witness an array of thrilling nomadic sports activities. Richard’s publish manages to seize not solely the color of this spectacle but in addition the convivial – barely chaotic – environment, neatly framing his narrative across the success of the US girls’s horseback archery workforce.

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

Past Banksy – Bristol avenue artwork in three neighborhoods – Carol Guttery

Earlier than avenue artwork was thought-about a vital part on the ‘fashionable metropolis’ guidelines, there was Bristol and Banksy. Carol’s publish gives a extremely informative historical past of street-art scene within the English West Nation city – which was infatuated with graffitti lengthy earlier than it was thought-about ‘artwork’ – and certainly one of its most well-known residents: world-renowned avenue artist Banksy. The publish additionally delves into well-known murals guests can see within the metropolis as we speak, in addition to highlighting the work of upcoming native avenue artists, making this important studying for actual followers of the artwork kind.

Carol’s weblog goals to encourage travellers to transcend the headline sights and discover different and offbeat adventures. Study extra at

Most individuals have by no means heard of Kwajalein. Right here’s why it is best to work there – Dan & Di

Typically a weblog publish can actually take you abruptly. Although Di penned her article to offer info to these keen on discovering employment on Kwajalein, a tiny fleck of land within the Pacific Ocean (which, admittedly, does maintain a sure attraction to this claustrophobic Londoner!), the extra broadly interesting side of this publish is Di’s private recollection of her childhood rising up on the island: a car-free, 1.2sq-mile atoll house to simply three eating places, two pubs and a US military base. The publish gives an interesting perception into a really distinctive place to develop up.

Dan and Di began travelling after a spell educating in Abu Dhabi and haven’t appeared again. Learn extra of their tales at

A take a look at Puerto Rico one yr after Hurricane Maria – Jess Vincent

Typically, after the quick aftermath has been addressed, the easiest way travellers might help a vacation spot that has suffered a pure catastrophe is just to return. That is the ethos of Jess’ piece, which highlights how the resilient individuals of Puerto Rico are rebuilding their lives, and the brand new sights which can be making an attempt to lure vacationers again to the Carribean island, from new thought-provoking artwork installations to boutique motels.

Jess left her graduate job within the metropolis to pursue her love of journey writing. Sustain along with her adventures at


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