Pathfinders: prime posts from September 2018

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 participating journey yarns offered by our globetrotting Pathfinders neighborhood, who, throughout September, have penned an thrilling array of tales overlaying matters from nomadic sports activities in Kyrgyzstan to the street-art scene in Bristol, and just about every thing in between.

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

Pie City, New Mexico: why you must go to – Stephanie & Adam

There are some journey experiences too iconic to overlook: tossing a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, using the cable vehicles in San Francisco and, after all, consuming a pie in Pie City, USA. Stephanie’s put up particulars her expertise of driving 5 hours to this obscure neighborhood in New Mexico simply to pattern its eponymous dish. Easy and satisfying (like a superb slice of pie!) that is an ode to the unusual matters we do on the highway within the identify of a memorable journey expertise.

Husband and spouse Stephanie and Adam are on a mission to work by way 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 the world over to witness an array of thrilling nomadic sports activities. Richard’s put up manages to seize not solely the color of this spectacle but in addition the convivial – barely chaotic – ambiance, neatly framing his narrative across the success of the US ladies’s horseback archery group.

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

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

Earlier than road artwork was thought-about an integral part on the ‘fashionable metropolis’ guidelines, there was Bristol and Banksy. Carol’s put up affords 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 one in all its most well-known residents: world-renowned road artist Banksy. The put up additionally delves into well-known murals guests can see within the metropolis at this time, in addition to highlighting the work of upcoming native road artists, making this important studying for actual followers of the artwork type.

Carol’s weblog goals to encourage travellers to transcend the headline sights and discover various and offbeat adventures. Be taught extra at

Most individuals have by no means heard of Kwajalein. Right here’s why you must work there – Dan & Di

Typically a weblog put up can actually take you abruptly. Although Di penned her article to supply data 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 put up is Di’s private recollection of her childhood rising up on the island: a car-free, 1.2sq-metre atoll house to only three eating places, two pubs and a US military base. The put up affords 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 regarded again. Learn extra of their tales at

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

Usually, after the speedy aftermath has been addressed, one of the simplest ways travellers may 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 folks of Puerto Rico are rebuilding their lives, and the brand new points of interest which are trying 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 together with her adventures at


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