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Welcome to another World First Wander, a regular rundown of the travel blogosphere’s best new posts – as spotted by our social media man, Tristan Rothwell. It’s a super speedy way to stay on top of the latest and greatest stories in the travel world. So grab a coffee, get comfy and get reading.

Take it away, Tristan!

Greetings travellers!

It’s time for another World First Wander - your one stop shop for what’s hot in the world of travel. There have been some great travel posts and articles appearing across the internet recently and I wanted to share a few of my favourites with you.

Remember the old poster that said "Man cannot live on beer alone"? Well – here’s some good news for all you beer lovers out there thanks to @vagabondish: Stranded Alaska Man Survives on Beer. Who needs Ray Mears when you have beer?

Next, travel quotes. Twitter is a hive of information when it comes to travel quotes. I stumbled upon @lilyleung and her website Explore for a Year and a brilliant post titled The 55 Greatest Quotes on Traveling Ever. My personal favourite was: “If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel.” — Will Kommen. Brilliant. (And possibly true in my case.)

We recently had our World First Christmas Party and Nomadic Samuel's photograph taken in Thailand possibly resembles the way we felt the following morning.

Some as head's in the World First office were almost as sore as this poor chap's.

Many thanks to Samuel for allowing us to use his photograph. His website is well worth a look. He has some amazing photography and travel stories. Check it out.

Now to surfing. Both myself and our Managing Director, who is also my brother, love surfing. We grew up on it. So a great post on surfing will always catch our eyes. This one from Ross and Andy (@MatadorNetwork) definitely did just that: Chasing a giant swell in Ireland. Great stuff.

Thanks to Matador we also found this video by Irish film-maker Mickey Smith: Dark side of the lens.

Everybody wants to make life a little easier. What better way than to anatomically change our bodies? What part of your body would you change or alter to make your travels a little easier? I know, it’s a tough question. Andy Jarosz, aka 501 Places, may have the answers that you are looking for in 5 anatomical changes to make travel easier.

Toni White's friends Sheepy and Duke wrote a post for us a while back titled A four-legged journey to Japan. We always enjoy reading Toni's blog and her recent Reasons why I hate the London Underground was no exception.

Well, I hope that’s given you some travel food for thought. On a final note, just in case you missed it, our World First newsletter is out now. Take a look! Mince pies or sunny skies?

Until next time, stay safe.


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