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Another best of the West: Exeter Cathedral

Welcome to this week’s World First Wander, our weekly look at the best travel writing and blogging from around the world with our social media man Tristan Rothwell.

We start our journey this week with a spot of hiking, something that is great for the body and good for the soul. We featured part 1 of Heather Cowper’s ‘Hiking the Dry Stone Route in Mallorca’ in December’s World First Wander so naturally we wanted to include part 2. This time Heather takes us from Lluc Monastry to Port de Pollença. Great hike and great read.

If Heather’s post gives you a yearning  for the trail then this next blog will definitely be one to follow. It’s the London Hiker, although that doesn’t mean the hikes are in or around the Capital. This is a blog full of ideas for people who happen to dwell in London but love hiking. The latest post, Ideas for your hiking year ahead offers some really great ideas for getting out of the city and hitting the trail.

If you have been keeping up to date with the World First Travel Blog you will know that my fiancé are I are expecting a baby in June. If you are in a similar position and are thinking it might curtail your travel plans, give us a call about getting great cover, then take a look at our post why your pregnancy doesn’t have to stop you travelling.

I guess I shall soon be asking the burning question ‘can you really keep travelling with a baby in tow?’ that Cathy Winston answers very eloquently in her blog Mummy Travels. The answer, I think, is yes. Her latest post 11 things travel has taught me about parenting is packed with good tips and advice for travelling parents. I will be referring back to it once the baby arrives.

As we are Exeter-based it’s obvious that we should be biased in this next choice of blog. But it is not without very good reason. Polly Allen’s post South West England’s 2015 hotspots highlights just a few of the fabulous places that are on our doorstep, from Burton Bradstock to Salisbury Cathedral. The South West is full of undiscovered and underrated gems and this blog is a great place to start if you plan on visiting this year.

We stay in the southwest (sort of) for our final article of this week’s Wander. It’s one of our regulars, Devon lad Chris Stevens. He has compiled a list of Travel Bloggers to follow. There are a few on there I have yet to catch up with so it’s well worth a look if you, like us, enjoy your travel blogging and writing.

That just about wraps it up for this week. Don’t forget if you spot a great travel blog this week let us know!

Until next week.

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