Travel theme: Paths

It’s time for me to lead you down the garden path with another travel theme. This week I’m looking at paths of all kinds that I’ve encountered on my journeys, like this wooden boardwalk in Glendalough.

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A tantalizing folly entices you along this bucolic path in Altamont Gardens.

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The perfect spot for a seaside promenade in Tramore.

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Switchback mountain (aka Sauk Mountain). This trail was a nightmare right out of a Stephen King novel. I have never encountered so many biting flies in my life; they nearly ate me alive.

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Pretty but hazardous path through a snowy New York park – it turned into the fireswamp scene from the Princess Bride, I was lucky to make it out in one piece.


Are you ready to get off the beaten path and come up with your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Paths
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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❤ Ailsa

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads. – Anatole France

The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. – E. M. Forster

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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46 Responses to Travel theme: Paths

  1. The switchback photo makes me think of the tales where cattle had longer legs on one side because those legs were on the downhill side. 🙂 Glad you made it out of the park with such a lovely photo.


  2. Absolutely lovely — so pastoral!

  3. Miriam says:

    A great theme and some wonderful photos here.

  4. aj vosse says:

    You leading me down the garden path… all the way to the beach? 😉

  5. I love the quote about the books. It is really true I think. We aren’t ready to read anything way beyond us, but just that step ahead, opens the door to new possibilities and a new world!
    Beautiful pathway photos. This is a photographic subject that is so enticing for me. I will formulate a post asap.

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  8. munchkinontheroad says:

    Beautiful pathway photos!
    I can empathize with your travel nightmare in the Sauk Mountains coming from the land of the dreaded no-see-ums (a.k.a. biting midges).

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  20. I love your photographs of paths. Thanks for showing me the way!

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  23. Leya says:

    Ailsa, I love all of these…the green, pastorral ones as well as the boardwalk…One of my favourite themes!

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  30. Cee Neuner says:

    I simply adore your paths this week.
    I connected my Cee’s Which Way challenge to this challenge.
    Here is my link.

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  33. Jaspa says:

    The path on Sauk Mountain looks idyllic, Ailsa…and they used to say the camera never lies! My literal path takes us back to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, while my abstract path was the Journey of getting Jaspa’s Journey republished:

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  35. Your photos are beautiful and your travel theme this week has inspired me to get my act together join in the fun, it has been too long. I stuck to the paths of Scotland: 🙂

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  37. You keep me guessing every week Ailsa. Here is my contribution to this week’s topic:

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