The World First Wander: travel blogs we love this week
Welcome to the first World First Wander of 2016! A very happy New Year to all!
As always the Wander is a selection of our favourite travel blogs and articles from the last week or so, compiled, as always, by Tristan Rothwell. In case you didnâ€™t get the gist of things by now, he scours the internet for the very best travel related stuff so you donâ€™t have to.
If the first few days of the year are anything to go by itâ€™s looking like 2016 will be a busy year for travel. We are seeing record numbers of people getting their travel insurance ready for the trips later in the year.
Have you made a resolution to travel more in 2016?
If you are planning on travelling more in 2016 but feel you need some advice on how to actually make it happen then our first post this week is perfect for you. Itâ€™s from Beverley at Pack your Passport who, by her own admission, didnâ€™t travel as much as she wanted to in 2015. However she has resolved to correct that, follow her own advice and travel more in 2016. If you are like Beverley and want to clock up more travel miles in the coming year then have a read of How to travel more in 2016.
Where will you travel this year?
Do you find it difficult to decide where to go? Are you the sort who revisits destinations that they have already oved or do you head to places you have never been? It can be a tough one, and sometimes we need help. Luckily for us, Chris and Heather from A Brit and a Southerner travel blog have put together a list of destinations their favourite travel writers are planning on heading this year. They include Northern Ireland with Charles McCool, Utah with 2 Travel Dads and The Falklands with Travelling Rockhopper. Itâ€™s a great list – and if you are unsure where to head for this year itâ€™s definitely one to check out. Where are the best 2016 travel destinations?
Book at least one big Tripâ€¦
â€¦thatâ€™s exactly what Cathy Winston at Mummy Travels plans to do this year. Cathy is going to be celebrating a landmark birthday this year, so what better way to celebrate than booking a big trip? Where would you go to celebrate? Have a read of Travel resolutions for 2016
2015 wasnâ€™t all plain sailing
We know only too well that not all travel goes according to plan. There are so many things that can and do go wrong for some people. One of those people, it seems, is Hannah from That Adventurer. In 2015 she suffered bed bugs in Morocco and almost jet skied into a boat on Loch Lomond. We shouldnâ€™t laugh but it does make for a good blog. Â Hopefully 2016 will be disaster free for Hannah but for now, enjoy 5 Travel disasters of 2015.
Whatâ€™s your worst travel nightmare?
We all have our own travel nightmares. Â Sitting next to a screaming baby on a long haul flight. Flying while ill. 1st class running out of Champagne! Well, thatâ€™s obviously top of the list, but actually, flying with airsickness can be a real horror. However there are steps you can take to make the journey a little more comfortable. And thatâ€™s when we hand over to Â Twenty Something travel, who with a little help from Erin at Donâ€™t Forget to Eat,Â have written a great blog post for those of us who suffer with air sickness. Itâ€™s well worth a read: How to survive a long flight when you are sick to your stomach.
Ending on a serious note…
Travel problems do happen to all of us from time to time. Itâ€™s at these times that we rely on our travel insurance to be there for us. And with medical treatment costing a small fortune in some places, itâ€™s essential to make sure itâ€™s all in place before you leave. An article in the Daily Mail this week listed the cost of hospital beds per night around the world versus the cost of travel insurance per night (on average). Itâ€™s quite shocking and proves, once again, that buying travel insurance could be the best holiday buy you ever make!
Until next week.