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Easter Island is one of the coolest places we've ever seen. No wonder @lonelyplanet named #Chile as number one on their #BestinTravel countries of 2018. ⠀
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It's is one of the most remote communities in the world. Its closest inhabited neighbour is Pitcairn, 2,000km to the west while the nearest continental land lies in Chile at a distance of 3,700km (2,300mi). In short, it’s not a short hop.⠀
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And so the question one must ask is: are the Easter Island statues worth the slog? Are these great hunks of rock worth the expense of a long voyage?⠀
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Having spent five days on the heart-stoppingly beautiful island, we can answer with a resounding yes.⠀
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#EasterIsland #RapaNui #IsladePascua #moai #roamtheplanet #stayandwander #travelawesome #optoutside #earthpix #neverstopexploring #keepitwild #thegreatoutdoors #backpacking #adventurethatislife #liveoutdoors #awesomepix #ourlonelyplanet #travelawesome #lpPathfinders #adventureculture #traveldeeper
A giraffe shares a watering hole with a wildebeest in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.⠀⠀
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Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania and varies greatly from season to season. We were there during the dry season from June to November, when you can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. In the wet season it looks very different – very lush – making wildlife spotting much harder. ⠀
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#Tarangire #TarangireNationalPark #Tanzania #safari #safarilife #giraffe #Africa #elephant #travel #wildlife #Tanzània #Serengeti #conservation #wildlifepark #giraffes  #wildlife #wildebeest #migration #NationalPark #lpPathfinders #adventurethatislife #wildlifecentral #wildlifeperfection #wildlifetrust #wildlifeprotection  #animalsofinstagram
Looking out from niche in the wall of the Daniel Kokor church in the mountains of Tigray in Ethiopia. It is said that a monk would have sat here, allowing him to see across the surrounding plains.⠀
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We had spent the morning hiking to the to the vertiginous Tigray churches and as we looked through the doorway over the cliff’s edge, we marvelled at the feats of human endeavour. Here, in one of the poorest countries in the world, lie wonders of architecture largely unknown outside its borders. The Tigray churches may not be quite as impressive as Petra in Jordan or even neighbouring Lalibela, but the sheer boldness of construction is simply jaw dropping. ⠀
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Needless to say, it’s well worth the leap of faith.⠀
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#tigray #tigraychurches #amazingafrica #visitethiopia #africa #ethiopian #ethiopiamountains #everydayethiopia #everydayafrica #Habesha #Abyssinian #Abyssinia #exploretocreate #maryamkorkor #rockhewn #abunayemataguh #ethiopianchurch #keepitwild #beautifuldestinations #Ethiopianadventure #neverstopexploring #thegreatoutdoors #lppathfinders #builtforadventure @karrimorofficial
Pōhutu geyser – Pōhutu means ‘constant splashing’ in Māori – prepares for another eruption at @te_puia on New Zealand's North Island.⠀
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The geyser is the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere. It is also the most reliable as it erupts once or twice every hour. 15 years ago, it even erupted for 250 days non-stop! Pōhutu can reach heights of more than 30m (100ft) and usually lasts or several minutes. ⠀
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We were exploring the North Island with @apollomotorhomeholidays. ⠀
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#tepuia  #rotoruanz #rotorua #rotoruacollection #Maori #NewZealand #northisland  #visitnewzealand #nzlandscape #northislandnz #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #lppathfinders #liveoutdoors #bestintravel #purenewzealand #nzmustdo #northislandnewzealand #greatwalksnz #letsgobacktoNZ #apollocamper #vanlife #roadtrip #apollocampervan #apollomotorhomeholidays #weloveroadtrips #lpPathfinders
The rugged rock stacks of the iconic Twelve Apostles along Australia's famous Great Ocean Road.⠀
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The rock stacks rise majestically from the stormy Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic windswept coastline. The day before we'd visited the site beneath dark stormy clouds so were pleased to return the following morning under clearer skies and sunshine. ⠀
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We were driving the @greatoceanroad in #Victoria with @hertzaustralia.⠀
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#gor #seegor #twelveapostles #12apostles #portcampbell #shipwreckcoast #greatoceanroad #VictoriaAustralia #seevictoria #visitvictoria #theoutbound #PortCampbellNationalPark #ocean #oz #roadtrip #roadtripaustralia #roadtripping #driveaustralia #wonderful_places #oceanlovers #apostles #seeaustralia #lppathfinders #ausgeo #lonelyplanet
The snaking Colorado River glints emerald green as it snacks its way though the limestone rock walls in Arizona, USA. ⠀
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We spent the morning hiking Spencer Trail, a steep, winding route that climbs up from the historic Lee’s Ferry area. The trail switches back repeatedly as it slowly rises 475m (1,560ft) to the rocky plateau at the summit.⠀
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#LeesFerry #ColoradoRiver #GrandCanyon #NationalPark #grandcanyonnationalpark #USA #arizona #usanature #bestofusa #bestofarizona #exploringusa #grandview #grandfeeling #grandtravel #grandnature #breathtakingview #gratefultobehere #keepitwild #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #wildernessculture #lppathfinders
Crossing the Routeburn Flats in Mount Aspiring National Park as part of our hike along the Routeburn Track on New Zealand's South Island.⠀
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We completed a section of this classic New Zealand hike as part of our active tour with @gadventures and @lonelyplanet. The 32km alpine track follows the Routeburn River for 15km through ice-carved valleys in the shadows of the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps. ⠀
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#Routeburn #RouteburnTrack #RouteburnTracknz #fiordlandnationalpark #MtAspiringNationalPark #SouthernAlps #Fiordland #GreatWalks #HumboldtMountains #LakeMackenzie #hiking #southislandnewzealand #southisland #southislandnz #newzealand #NZMustDo #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #visitnewzealand #lppathfinders #gadventures #liveoutdoors #bestintravel #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #ig_newzealand
Following the trail on our hike along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track with @gadventures and @lonelyplanet during our tour of New Zealand's South Island.⠀
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We hiked a section of the track from Anchorage to Bark Bay, a brisk and beautiful 13km undulating trail through verdant coastal forest, opening out onto gorgeous beaches at regular intervals. We started in the morning so it was still cool, but the sun came out and heated up pretty quickly. Luckily, the forest offered plenty of shade and we finished at a great beach where we could cool off in clear waters. ⠀
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#abeltasman #abeltasmannationalpark #abeltasmancoasttrack #greatwalksnz #newzealand #purenewzealand #nzmustdo #nelsontasman #lovemotueka #southislandnewzealand #southisland #southislandnz #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #visitnewzealand #lppathfinders #gadventures #liveoutdoors #bestintravel #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #EpicHikes #EpicHikesoftheWorld #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #ig_newzealand #lonelyplanet
Balloons dot the skies above the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia in Turkey during an outrageous #sunrise balloon ride with @voyagerballoons. ⠀⠀
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A balloon ride gives passengers an unrivalled perspective of the area’s unique landscape of fairy chimneys, towering boulders and ridged valleys peppered with caves.⠀⠀
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We flew as high as 1,000m (3,000ft) and as low as tree level where the pilot delicately manoeuvred the balloon along the contoured ground below. It felt at times that we would scrape the peaks but the pilot, ever confident, would always prove his worth.⠀⠀
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#Cappadocia #Turkey #kapadokya #goreme #goremenationalpark #Nevşehir #istanbul #hotairballoon #balloon #adventure #Uçhisar #ürgüp #honeymoon #cavehotel #balayı #kale #Göreme #sunset #adventureawaits #adventureculture #traveldeeper  #adventurepic #theoutbound #roamtheplanet #lpPathfinders #viewfromthetop #turkeyhome
A striking view from a clearing in the forest on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. We were hiking the trail as part of our tour of New Zealand's South Island with @gadventures and @lonelyplanet.⠀
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The Abel Tasman Coastal Track is peppered with vistas such as this along its 60km of oceanside trail. The trail is set in the Abel Tasman National Park, named after Dutch seafarer Abel Janszoon Tasman. He was the first known European to reach New Zealand during his voyage of 1642. ⠀
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#abeltasman #abeltasmannationalpark #abeltasmancoasttrack #greatwalksnz #newzealand #purenewzealand #nzmustdo #nelsontasman #lovemotueka #southislandnewzealand #southisland #southislandnz #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #visitnewzealand #lppathfinders #gadventures #liveoutdoors #bestintravel #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #EpicHikes #EpicHikesoftheWorld #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #ig_newzealand #lonelyplanet
Looking across the still and serene Inle Lake just before #sunset from the Nga Hpe Kyaung Monastery, #Myanmar.⠀⠀
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The ‘Jumping Cat Monastery’ is famous for the cats once trained to jump through hoops. Any cats there now are not so much jumping as they are lazing. Still, the final stop on our Inle Lake boat tour was well worth a pause. The echoing main chamber of the monastery maintains a softly sedate mood, perfect for pause and reflection. ⠀⠀
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And with views like this outside the monastery it's hard not to submit to a dash of the Buddhist spiritualism that permeates Myanmar.⠀⠀
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#nyaungshwe #boat #Asia #inle #Burma #inlelake #travelgram #wanderlust #ic_adventures #global_hotshotz #lpfanphoto #passionpassport #worldtravelbook #exploretocreate #theoutbound⠀#lpPathfinders #adventureawaits #adventureculture #traveldeeper #stayandwander #travelawesome #optoutside #getoutstayout
A #sunset hike along the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway on New Zealand's South Island during our tour with @gadventures and @lonelyplanet. ⠀
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The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway is known for its epic sweeping views. Here, the Seaward Kaikoura mountains, a branch of the Southern Alps, meet the Pacific Ocean in dramatic fashion.
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#KaikouraNZ #kaikourapeninsula #kaikouracoast #kaikoura⠀⠀
#kaikourapeninsulawalkway #visitnewzealand #nzlandscape #kaikoura #southislandnz #RealMiddleEarth #NZ #lppathfinders #gadventures #liveoutdoors #bestintravel #thegreatoutdoors #wellhiked #takeahike #hikingadventures #getoutstayout #lonelyplanet #southislandnewzealand #southisland #greatwalksnz #newzealand #purenewzealand #nzmustdo