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The World First Wander: the Christmas special

Welcome to our weekly look at what’s hot in the world of travel blogging and travel writing from around the globe. Each week we scour the internet for the very best travel articles to bring you the definitive “what’s hot” list in travel blogging. It is, as ever, compiled and written by our social media man Tristan Rothwell.

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Well, it must be Christmas! The MD, Martin Rothwell, has taken his annual position on top of our office Christmas tree. That's him, above. Sort of. So while he’s out of commission, let’s get on with our very special Christmas edition….

Show us your #wheelsleigh!

As medical travel insurance specialists we have lots of customers who rely on wheelchairs to get around. So we wanted to start this week’s wander with a fantastic post from @MD_Trailblazers on how to decorate your wheelchair for the festive season. It’s beautifully written and funny and deserves a decent share! So, if it moves you to get out the sticky tape and shiny paper, do your bit and share your creation using their hashtag #wheelsleigh.

Christmas Markets

Whats not to love about a Christmas market? Stalls serving mulled wine to get you in the spirit of things, and delicious food! We love them. In fact we love them so much that we wrote about a recent visit  to the Christmas market in Kiel last week here on the blog. Christmas markets are proving popular with other travel bloggers too, like Heather Cowper who asks the question ‘how many Christmas markets are there in Heidelberg?’ in her latest post 9 German Christmas traditions we enjoyed in Heidelberg.

Also visiting a Christmas market recently was Amy over at Globetrotter Guru who has been drinking mulled wine at the market in York. Yes! We have them here too! Take a look York Christmas market.

If you are nowhere near York and fancy going along to get in the spirit, don’t despair. Poi and Kirsty at No place to be have found an interactive map to help you find your nearest market. Take a peek at Christmas market geek out and then go get ‘em!

The bright lights of the city

Many of us will make trips to our nearest city at Christmas. It’s a great time to introduce the kids to the bright lights of the big city when it’s at its friendliest – especially when it comes to London. If you are thinking the samer thoughts then Emily Ray has put together a great list of he “must see” sights of London. From Fortnum and Mason to Liberty it’s all here in 10 must see London Christmas sights in 2015.

Global Mouse Travels has also given us another London list this week with website  with 20 ideas for a festive trip to London  with children. They will love it!

Next city on our whistlestop tour is New York. We go in the company of Jodie Young, who is also known as the Little Backpacker. She spent 4 days there last Christmas and has put together a great list sharing some of her top ideas for places to vist in the big apple. Check out 5 things to do in New York this Christmas.

Last but not least is Northern Ireland’s first city Belfast , brought to you by  Vibrant Ireland in the post A Christmas break in Belfast .

Baby’s first Christmas

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We finish off this festive edition of the World First Wander with a great post that will prove to be really useful for some of the team here – as three of us will be helping our babies celebrate their first Christmas. It’s from Tots to Travel who know a thing or two about babies. So, if you’re among those looking to make some very special memories, check out their Top tips for Baby’s first Christmas.

Have a good one!

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One Response to The World First Wander: the Christmas special

  1. Heatheronhertravels says:


    Thanks so much for including me in your roundup


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