The World First Wander: travel blogs we love 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.
As any self-respecting travel blogger will tell you, there’s nothing like the excitement of setting off on your next big adventure. This week we succumb to that glorious feeling of giving up the daily grind - and giving in to your travel temptations.
Ready for adventure?
For a proper adventure, you need proper kit. Just ask Unclipped Adventure, who have put together a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek list of backpacker’s essentials – 7 things you always pack for an adventure whether you plan to or not.
This was supposed to be relaxing!
Travel is supposed to recharge the batteries and rekindle the spirits. Unfortunately things can get pretty hectic sometimes - especially when things go wrong. It needn’t be like that for you. Because Absolutely Lucy is here with the tips you need to exhibit messianic calm in the face of travel adversity - Finding your travelling zen when things get hectic.
Our favourite type of adventure
World First is a family run business. And we grew up surfing in beautiful Cornwall. If, like us, you think that a surfing holiday is one of the most enjoyable adventures out there, grab your surfing travel insurance and allow surfing legend Laird Hamilton to guide you around 9 ultimate surf spots in the Pacific.
From the sea to the city - although the destination is up to you. That’s the thing about city breaks. There’s just so much choice. From Basel to Budapest, whittle down your options with Travel Candy, who have listed 11 city breaks loved by the world’s top travel bloggers.
Just making memories
Travel is about making memories. But documenting those memories is easier said than done. Blogging eats into your time; ditto cumbersome diary entries. Nope, the busy traveller needs a speedier way to make those memories immortal. Here to dish it up for you is The Travel Hack - Remembering your life with one line a day.
Travel with Children
Travelling with kids can be unpredictable, to say the least. That’s never truer than when you are hitting the high seas. For a list of tried and true tips to keep the kids occupied - and sea sickness at bay - Are We Nearly There Yet has you covered with How to survive a ferry journey with kids.
First trip away with the little ones? Do future you a favour and let North East Family Fun be your guide with A new mum's survival guide to your first holiday abroad. Or if you’re looking for destinations that the kids will love (beyond Disney World), Global Mouse Travels can recommend 50 places around the world to take your kids before they grow up.
One of the trickiest things about travelling with children is, well, the travelling part. You can neatly sidestep some of the issues by staying relatively close to home. That’s what Jenography did when she gathered her girls and headed for Paris. Her pearls of wisdom are yours in Things to do in Paris with kids: 7 dos and don’ts.
That rounds up this week’s Wander! Please do let us know about your latest travel blog posts in the comments box below, we are always on the lookout for great stories and love to share.