Ait Ben-Haddou clay casbah in Morocco

Aït Benhaddou kasbah in Morocco © Patricia Hofmeester / 500px

We’re halfway through the year and there’s no sign of our Pathfinders slowing down on their incredible adventures. June brings us stories from Morocco, Myanmar, Italy, Canada, the UK and beyond… So whether you’re after a glamorous lakeside retreat, a smaller city ideal for solo travel or just a day out by the sea, we’ve got a travel tale to pique your wanderlust.

Lake Garda: the perfect lakeside holiday in Italy – Natasha Amar

Natasha shows us a different take on Italian lakeside living, and we’re smitten. Her post is colourful and flows elegantly from contextual information to eclectic activities and things to do. Combined with her varied and vibrant pictures Natasha paints a wonderful picture of Lake Garda.

This traveller likes to experience the world through cultures, cuisines and hiking trails. Follow her blog at thebohochica.com

The intricate art of lotus flower fabric – Helen Patchett

We love a post that introduces us to something new, so Helen’s blog about the unusual arts and crafts found on Inle Lake, Myanmar, had us hooked. It was fascinating to learn about how the locals weave lotus fibres into products that not only make for amazing souvenirs, but give you an insight into life in this region.

This 20-something blogs about her solo travel through India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Follow her blog at menerokasite.wordpress.com

Three midsize Canadian cities perfect for solo trips – Marie-France Roy

‘O Canada!’ We couldn’t resist including this post by Marie in celebration of Canada Day on 1 July. Going for a slightly more niche angle on such a ginormous country allows Marie to take a deeper dive into each of these charming cities – solo travellers (and everyone else, to be honest), get those passports ready!

In her 25 years of travel, Marie has managed to visit 59 countries and every continent. Follow her blog at bigtravelnut.com

Aït Benhaddou and the kasbahs of Morocco – Stephanie and Adam

Forget your castles and palaces, it’s time for the kasbah to take centre stage. Stephanie and Adam journey to the land of 1000 kasbahs to take us behind the scenes of these intriguing terracotta-tinged citadels.

By prioritising travel, these bloggers took their wanderlust from web searches to reality. Follow their blog at roadunraveled.com

Sandcastles and slapstick: Great Yarmouth, England – Janis and Gary

In this post Janis and Gary deliver Great British nostalgia by the bucket (and spade) load – think crazy golf, donkey rides on the beach and garish arcade games galore. It’s lovely to see these bloggers reflect on the mash-up of old and new, and their bright and cheerful pictures have us dreaming about a good old fashioned day out by the sea.

Janis and Gary gave up their city jobs to satisfy their cravings for travel and photography. Follow their blog at ourworldforyou.com

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