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The World First Wander: travel blogs we loved this week

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 adventurous ladies, being bored at half term and backpacking and hiking.

Learning as you go

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Travel broadens the mind. True.

Some would say that the world is the best classroom and sometimes it’s hard to argue with it. Seeing, doing and experiencing life as you travel through it is a brilliant way to learn. That’s why we have chosen to include An education on the road from the brilliantly named Plutonium Sox blog written by Natalie Ray. Taking off and hitting the road for 12 months? Who wouldn’t want to do that?

One for the women


Where are all the women adventurers? Here, that's where.

Our next post is from Hannah at That Adventurer whose latest blog post did get us thinking and asking Where are all the female adventurers? And it’s a good question, as Hannah says we have all watched Levison Wood walking the length of the Nile and the Himalayas and Bear Grylls doing his thing with Obama, but why haven’t we seen the girls? Have a look at Hannah’s blog post to find out what the girls are really up to. They are paragliding off 4000ft mountains in Switzerland, climbing impossible peaks and cave diving in Cuba. Check out what the likes of The Roaming Renegades and Words and Other Such Things are getting up to…

Mummy I’m bored

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No more bored kids at half term - we promise!

It can be a nightmare finding things to keep the young ones amused during half term, so we wanted to create a mini list of some blog posts that we thought might help you keep them happy. Firstly, My Travel Monkey have written a blog post with some top things to do this February half term (in London) including the first ever London puddle jumping championships! We think it sounds brilliant.

Tots to Travel are thinking Pirates at Pendennis Castle in their half term offering. It is a truly stunning castle and well worth a visit - especially if there are going to be pirates there!

There is also loads to do in our hometown of Exeter, and Devon in general, if you are holidaying in the westcountry. Take a peek at Visit Devon for some great ideas, from Exeter’s underground passages to the house of marbles in Bovey Tracey. Kids will love it.

Backpacking and Hiking

The great outdoors is indeed great. But what about if you have just had a baby? Travel Mad Mum Karen Edwards hit the headlines last week for heading off around the world with partner Shaun and baby Esme who was just 10 weeks old when they set off. Some may say it’s crazy but we sau “fantastic!” Find out all about it in Backpacking around the world with a baby on maternity leave. What an adventure!

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Skye: beautiful landscapes. Take your walking boots.

Of course you don’t need to trek to the other side of the world to have an amazing adventure. Our next post proves it. It was written by Sarah at the Wanderblogger, who recently visited the isle of Skye on Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. Looks like a great place to hike. Have a read of The Isle of Skye: a real life Treasure Island.  If it seems like your idea of heaven you can find more information about Skye and what is has to offer hikers at The Skye trail. And then have a look at another of Sarah’s posts:  9 beautiful hikes and landscapes on the Isle of Skye.


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