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The World First Wander October 17th

Here we are again. Another wander around the world of travel blogging with our Social Media Man, Tristan Rothwell.

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This week we are keeping it distinctly British flavoured. First up we are heading over to Woolacombe to try some surfing.  It’s a really healthy activity and is good for the soul. Woolacombe is as good a place to do it as anywhere as its beach is fabulous! I found a great article from Stuart and Kirstie, a husband and wife team who share an adventurous spirit, a passion for independent travel and three growing children. They wrote a great blog about surfing in Woolacombe for The Family Adventure Project.

Not everyone likes to be active on their holidays. So if staying still is your thing, what better than a tree house to relax in? It unusual, that’s for sure! Monica Stott AKA @thetravelhack, a full time blogger and founder of a website called ‘The Travel Hack’ wrote a great blog about staying in a cabin up a tree on a hillside in west Wales. It all sounds amazing. Her photos are pretty good too. Check out Staying in a tree house in Wales. What a location!

With half term looming in England and Wales (and the October holiday already underway in Scotland) we have been trying to work out what to do with the kids to keep them from driving us crazy. Mums do Travel, a blog from Gretta Schifano, an award-winning blogger and freelance journalist specialising in family travel, has put together a list of things to do in London during half term . Very useful if you are a parent or grandparent looking for new ways to keep them happy!

Another great place to visit in London is Portobello Market.  It’s a great place to lose a few hours and if your kids are anything like ours they will love looking at the stalls, rummaging around for bargains and trying all kinds of great street food. For inspiration have a look at Beverley Reinemann’s Pack Your Passport blog about Portobello Road market and Kensington Gardens.

Where next? Nortfolk. Did you know it’s the the 5th largest ceremonial county in England? I didn’t either. Well it is home to Sandringham so I suppose it stands to reason. But did you know that you can actually visit? Find opening times and prices HERE.

Finally, we’re going to depart these shores – but not in the way you might think. We’re going to saddle up and hit the road by bike.  Tim Moss is an adventurer on an epic scale. He’s climbed mountains, ridden a rickshaw over a thousand miles and swam the length of the river Thames. Currently he’s cycling from London to Sydney… crikey!!! Anyway, he’s compiled a list of the kit carried by 37 round the world cyclists.

Food for thought? Maybe. Until next week.


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