The World First Wander: the best travel blogs 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 great week in travel and travel writing and it’s been more difficult than ever to narrow down our favourites! But anyway, we had a go…
Starting the journey close to home
Dartmoor is just a 30 minute drive from our Exeter office, so, for us it’s almost like our back garden. It’s stunning whatever the season and weather but as spring approaches it really shines out there on the moor. So it’s a good place to start this week, with regulars The Bimblers, who have been checking out how accessible Dartmoor is. So let’s find out on Our Accessible Dartmoor Road Trip.
Are you thinking of travelling while pregnant?
For some the idea of travelling while heavily pregnant is an absolute nightmare. But for others it’s just another day at the travel office. It all depends on how you feel, what kind of advice you’ve been given and how far you want to go! Event then it can be helpful to get some good advice from a seasoned travel blog like Travel Mamas. One of their writers Stacy Jessee has travelled at 8 months pregnant and has some sage advice in Pregnancy travel tips learned the hard way. And don’t forget your pregnancy travel insurance – while you may not feel like it, pregnancy is classed as a medical condition so you’ll need decent medical cover.
For when you travel with a medical condition
For many people, medical conditions are no reason to stay at home, especially if it’s something chronic like IBS, Crohn’s or UC. Dealing with unfamiliar food and places can be a real challenge but it often worth it. And if you ever needed some inspiration to book that trip – and don’t forget we cover 1000s of medical conditions - then take a look at this next post from Jodie from the Little Backpacker. It’s a frank account of her recent diagnosis of IBS and how it affects her eating. Well worth a read: Dealing with Food Intolerances.
Do you travel with medication?
If you travel with a medical condition then there is a good chance you will need to carry some form of medication. Often it’ll also mean taking a little more time to be prepared. That’s something Julie, mum at Have Wheelchair Will Travel knows all about. Thankfully, she’s written a helpful blog entitled What to do when travelling with medication. It’s a well informed and informative piece, so please, give it a read.
You’re not going to travel around the world, especially if.........
Someone once told our next travel blogger “You’re not going to travel around the world, especially if you are deaf”. Little did they know Ed Rex of Rexy Edventures would be buying his round the world ticket the very next day! Fortunately he took no notice of this awful piece of advice because he’s an expert blogger (and one of our favourites). He shows that, while being deaf may throw up a few obstacles along the way, it’s no reason not to travel. Ed travels with cochlear implants due to Pendreds Syndrome and has listed some of the things he packs to make sure his travels go smoothly in Travelling solo with a cochlear implant around the world.
Another travel blog we follow is Definitely Wanderlust which is run by Lilo and Stacey, both of whom are deaf. They have written a great blog post about what you can ask when meeting deaf or hard of hearing people. It’s a good post and well worth a read.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...sometimes
We have followed Curb Free with Cory Lee for quite some time now and it’s a veritable treasure trove for the disabled traveller. Recently Cory lived it up in Vegas and he has written a great blog post for any wheelchair user thinking of heading there. He got up to all sorts, from hot air ballooning to scaling the world’s largest observation tower. As Cory says in his post, “there is nothing getting in the way of wheelchair users having the full on Vegas experience”. So here it is! 9 Wheelchair accessible things to do in Las Vegas.
That just about rounds up this week’s wander, hopefully you have enjoyed reading it as much as we have enjoyed writing it, let us know which is your favourite this week and if you have found a great travel blog post we may have missed please let us know.