The World First Wander: travel blogs we love this week
Welcome to another World First Wander, our weekly look at what’s new in the world of travel blogging and writing. As always it’s compiled by Tristan Rothwell, who scours the internet for the very best travel related stuff so you don’t have to.
This week we take a look at diabetes, skiing, Iceland and wheelchair accessibility.
Travel and Diabetes
First up this week we head to Diabetes UK for a great story about travelling with type 1 diabetes. It’s written by Scott Brady who has been a Type 1 diabetic for nearly 20 years. Scott and his girlfriend are planning to backpack around South East Asia for 6 months in 2016 and, as Scott says in this post, it takes a bit more planning when you have diabetes. This is a great post for anybody planning to do the same thing. Have a read of Tales of a back packer - by Scott Brady then take a look at our Diabetes Travel Insurance page for the best in diabetes travel insurance cover.
Travelling with a bump
If you travel while pregnant and worry about it, it can help to read tips from experienced travellers. In our 2nd post this week we get some great advice from Minitravellers, from the Wirral, who offer some great advice. Naturally we particularly like no 8, check your travel insurance, so if you are going to be travelling this year with your very own on board travelling companion, have a read of Tips on Flying Whilst Pregnant.
Planning a Ski Trip? Want to save some money?
Hitting the slopes this year? We found a great article on the Telegraph website which is going to be of interest to anybody planning on skiing or snowboarding this year. Why? Because it’s a list of how much some airlines will charge you to carry your skis. There are some surprising results in there. Have a read – before you book your flights perhaps – and you may just save a few Euros for the après ski. Revealed the best and worst airlines for skiers and snowboarders.
What to pack for a ski trip?
Having trouble deciding what to pack for your ski trip? We don’t think you are alone! Do you go for style over performance or performance over style? Or, if it were p[ossible, both? Our next post, from Wander newbies Travelista, may help to separate what you do need and don’t want to take from what you want to pack but perhaps don’t need. Check out What to pack for a ski trip. Skis, ski jacket, snow boots....
The other Iceland
We are going to make this joke and then forget it ever happened. Iceland, for those who are still struck in Christmas mode, is a country as well as a source of quality food. And, we are led to believe, is infinitely more beautiful than the other Iceland. So, now the Christmas ads are done, it’s time to head for the real Iceland in the company of We Blog The World. The How to Guide to Iceland in the Winter is full of fantastic images and lots of useful advice for those thinking about a trip this year. Looks amazing.
Had Enough of the Cold?
At the other end of the temperature scale from Iceland is The Death Valley National Park, a place where the hottest temperature on earth was recorded back in 1913. SO, if you are looking for warm, n this is the place to head. In fact, this is exactly what Travel Bunny did. There really is no place like it on earth. The post includes lots of useful info as well as stunning photographs. It is well worth a read: Driving Death Valley - the highs and lows.
Booking hotels for disabled travellers
Curb Free with Cory Lee is a disabled travel blog we have followed for a long time. It’s one of our favourites as its always full of articles from a different perspective. This post, from last week is no different. If you are a wheelchair user choosing a hotel that will meet all your access needs can make all the difference. Hence Cory has compiled a list of questions to ask when you book a hotel to make sure you don’t arrive and find you have accessibility problems. A simple guide to booking hotels for wheelchair users will be useful to a lot of World First customers. Enjoy.
Until next week.