The World First Wander: travel inspiration from World First Travel Insurance
Welcome to another World First Wander, our weekly look at what’s hot in the world of travel blogging and writing. As always it’s compiled by Tristan Rothwell, the man who scours the internet for the very best travel related stuff so you don’t have to.
It’s been another busy week in the world of travel and travel blogging. This week we take a look at Antarctica and disabled and solo travel.
Champions of accessible tourism
We start off this week with one of our favourite travel blogs, The Bimblers, Rob and Bridget, who are celebrating their first year as Britain’s most unlikely travel bloggers. They may be unlikely but they are also brilliant, which is why we wanted to include them in this week’s Wander. Have a read of Britains most unlikely travel bloggers and give them a follow on twitter here.
Things learnt from a disabled traveller
Our next post, from Matador Network, is from a while ago. While we normally include posts from the previous week, we liked this one and felt it was worth including. It was written by Anthony Williams, aka The Geordie Traveller and is all about the 6 things I learnt whilst travelling with a disability.
There is some really great stuff in there. But of course travelling with a wheelchair is going to be more difficult. However, to make things a little easier, the good folks over at Lonely Planet have produced an Accessible Travel Online Resources guide, which you can download. It provides a list of internet resources country by country for disabled travellers and may prove to be very useful if you have accessibility issues.
A simple hello could lead to a million things
Does shyness hold you back when you travel? It’s not always easy to strike up conversations with strangers for lots of different reasons. However, it could well be that you are missing out by not being able to learn from fellow travellers, locals and people of different cultures. Chris Guillebeau is someone who doesn’t have any trouble getting on with strangers. His post Inspired by strangers: how to talk with people when travelling will give you every reason to stop and say ‘hi’ to more people on your travels.
Travelling alone can be tough, but also extremely rewarding if you are able to be self sufficient. That’s easier said than done, of course, so sometimes it’s nice to read about people who do it too. That’s where regular visitor to the world first wander Amy Trumpeter comes in with her Tips for travelling alone. It’s packed full of useful tips for those planning a solo trip.
To Ink or not to Ink. Holiday tattoos.
Travel Tattoos next. We have talked about travel and tattoos on the blog before. While not to everyone’s taste they have grown in popularity, with plenty of people using tattoos as a record of their travels. It’s a great idea but one that is never better for the assistance of alcohol. So, if you have been thinking about it, take a look at Sunny in London’s post 5 things to do if you want a travel tattoo.
Everything but the kitchen sink
We’re back on this old subject again. What to pack? This time it’s the turn of Jess Gibson from the Travelista blog who is talking about ‘adventurous travel’. The blog is new to us so we’re happy to be able to include it. And if you are an ‘adventurous traveller’ type this will be just perfect for you. Top 10 essentials for the adventurous traveller.
Still feeling adventurous? Go trekking!
As the boy scouts motto says, “Be prepared”. Never was a truer word spoken if you are heading off on an adventure holiday. The more prep you do the less pain you’ll feel when you hit the trail. And the same goes for your physical preparedness. Our next post is all about being ready for anything...well almost anything. If you need to get in shape for an adventure holiday – or any holiday for that matter - then you need to read this from Rickshaw Travel: 5 training tips for your trekking holiday.
Where do you get your travel inspiration?
If you are constantly looking for the next big adventure but sometimes hit the wall and lack inspiration then this next post will help you out. It’s from Mollie Bylett and it’s all about getting motivated for that next big adventure. So get pinning and start planning with From destination to itinerary: how I get my travel inspiration.
This week’s hot destination. Antarctica!
We finish off this week with a hot destination. Well, that’s not strictly true, as it’s not the kind of place you go to get a sun tan. But it is a place to wonder at the beauty of nature in all its chilly glory. Antarctica has cropped up on the blogging radar a fair bit in the past week. So without further ado, pull on those thermals and check out the post from My Itchy Travel Feet who answer 6 questions about cruising to Antarctica. Then pull on some extra socks and check out My best tips for visiting Antarctica from Jeremy and Angie at Living the Dream.